Boudoir Style Makes A Comeback: How To Style Lingerie Dresses

Fashion
By Ashling McCloy | 9th February 2023
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We’ve been wearing our pjs on nights out for a while – the silky ones, at least – but now it’s time to make way for slinky nightie-style dresses. They dominated the catwalks at JW Anderson, Prada and Burberry, so prepare to add this latest sleepwear to your daywear.

You might not instantly associate a slinky negligee with a night to the pub, but thanks to designers we’re falling for boudoir dressing, outside the boudoir. Taking inspiration from our favourite lingerie and nightwear, this sexy style of dressing is stealing the show for SS23’s take on eveningwear. At Rodarte, Coperni and JW Anderson, lace trimmed the edges of charmeuse body-skimming slips, so smooth they resembled liquid. It was a stunning fusion of beauty and sexiness.

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Lace-trimmed lingerie slip dresses looked sultry and statement-worthy on the SS23 catwalks at JW Anderson and Coperni.

You can obviously fully embrace the look with sky-high heels and a mini tote, especially if you’re at a loss on what to wear for that Valentine’s Day date. However, paired with an oversize blazer and cool trainers, this look resonates with ‘90s grunge which happens to be ever so now. That contrast of androgyny and femininity is powerful and actually more comfortable.

Braving the world in a barely-there dress takes confidence, but that’ll be in abundance once you step into one of these beauties. Made from the highest quality of silks and satin, you will be ensconced in sheer luxury. Go for Raey’s silk-satin dress in monochromatic tones for pure elegance, or look to Topshop for the closest take on JW Anderson’s one-should slip. Either way, these designs are a far cry from your grandma’s nighties. These are red carpet worthy… we’re looking at you, Florence Pugh.

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