I know the whole lingerie as clothing trend has been going on for awhile now, but it’s taken me some major getting used to. I mean really? Lingerie? It’s nerve-racking enough to strip down to a corset bra in front of my booty call let alone catwalk through the streets and walk into clubs practically naked.
Until now, I’ve avoided the trend altogether. But as I flipped through a Free People catalog last night a gorgeous outfit caught my eye, and much to my surprise what was so gorgeous about it was the stunning lace tank. So I headed to the website and, you guessed it, the shirt looked like something straight out of the Victoria Secret’s lingerie section.
I think I may have found the compromise between wearing full-out sexy-time attire and avoiding the trend altogether in the Free People All Pucker Lace Camisole. It definitely has the sex appeal of a piece of lingerie with the see-through lace overlay and the corset-inspired vertical ribbing. But the delicately feminine lace, the demure scalloped neckline and the mesh lining make it conservative enough to wear out without feeling overexposed.
The more I think of the possible ways to incorporate this piece into my wardrobe, the more excited I’m getting. There’s no doubt that this would be fabulous for a night out with the girls paired with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and heels. The rounded bottom hem would let just enough skin peek out at the hips without showing too much. I think I would probably rock it out a little by wearing edgy heels with metal detail and a chunky, mixed-chain necklace.
But the tank is also demure enough that I can tone it down by pairing it with a boyfriend blazer, loose high-waisted shorts and flats for an office appropriate look.
The hidden bonus in this purchase? If you meet a man at either of the above locales you can strip off your lower half and instantly be ready for a little romp in the supply closet.