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Underwear as Outerwear

Feb 09, 2017

Thea Cooper works in the Mimi Press Office & shares her top tips on styling your underwear as every day wear.

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 It’s been seen on every catwalk and the pages of every glossy magazine. Underwear as outerwear is definitely here to stay and here at Mimi, we are big, big fans of this trend. Here is my definitive guide to making the most of your finest fancies.


The Camisole Slip.

Wear it: Over rollnecks, t-shirts, oversized shirts & soft knits. If you haven’t clocked this trend yet then, well… you’ve been living in a hole. It’s been snapped on every blogger and street style guru worth her salt, and that’s probably because its totally comfortable and easy to wear whilst managing to be super stylish at the same time. Ideal, right? 

Get the look: A pop of colour, like this zesty green ribbed roll neck, looks amazing with a classic black slip. Try our Bisou Bisou Zoo Black Silk Slip paired with chic ankle boots.

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Maddy Alford at Cosmopolitan magazine on how to style our Bisou Bisou Cami as outerwear: 

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The Showstopping Bra.

Wear it: Wherever you can see it! Under sheer tops, blouses, shirts and dresses.

Sheer tops and blouses are a great way to show off what’s underneath, without being too overt. This is the perfect solution if you’re trying this trend for the first time or want to subtly hint that you’re wearing a fabulous set. The more sheer your top is, the more you’ll see…obviously! So if you dare, go all out: a totally sheer top will showcase your beautiful bra and up your fashion credentials. Wear with black denim & a classic leather jacket for a relaxed, cool look. If you want a little more coverage, look for frills or ruffles and a more opaque fabric.

Get the look: Our ‘Damaris Iconic V Bra’ is a total game changer when it comes to showing off your undies. Simple, timeless and standout with a classic ‘V’ detail, the silk is totally opaque so you don’t have to worry about a nip slip and the subtle padding gives amazing cleavage.

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The Bodysuit.

Wear it: Under Jeans and High-Waisted Bottoms. The bodysuit is set to be one of your go-to staples for transitional dressing. It’s great for layering and looks incredible dressed up or down. Trust me; here’s why…

Firstly, it accentuates your waistline like nothing else, nipping you in & smoothing like magic. Thank you, lingerie Gods. Secondly, it exudes effortless style: “I-just-threw-these-on" jeans, paired with a beautiful lace or silk bodysuit is the combo of dreams. Finish your look with a tailored blazer or longline duster coat for maximum street style points. Thirdly, you can be as risqué or pared back as you like. Whether you opt for a plunging V with a scoop back or a high neck, long sleeved opaque number, you’re sure to turn heads.


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Get the look: Our Tornado Body features an opaque panel so you can rock it with denim, any day of the week.

We’d love to know what you think - do you love a cheeky flash of lace or should underwear stay strictly just that - under? Is a silk slip just as sexy over a comfy knit as it is in the bedroom? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Addriene

    If I were a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, now I’d say “Kawubonga, dude!”

  • Judith

    Superior thinking desntmorated above. Thanks!

  • Heaven

    Heck yeah bab-yee keep them coming!

  • Laura

    Love Love Love!
    My favourite is the Zodiac Twist under a suit jacket

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