How to Wear Underwear as a Statement Piece

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Happy Wednesday loves!

I’m not quite sure where to start with this post….the fact that I’m completely and utterly flat chested or the fact that underwear is literally the most difficult clothing item to photograph without looking ridiculously provocative!

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Let’s start with the second fact (and ignore the first fact). I wouldn’t describe myself as an underwear type of girl (and by that I don’t mean I walk the streets commando) I simply mean I’ve never been too fussed when it comes to underwear. I’ve never invested in expensive or seductive underwear before (a £5 bra from Primark usually does the trick) but perhaps as I’m getting older I should? My motto has always been, if nobody see’s it, then who cares? But this couldn’t be further from the truth. Investing in good-quality underwear shouldn’t be for your partner, it should be for yourself and trust me it’s amazing how it can instantly transform an outfit. In-fact underwear in general can be worn as outerwear or simply as a statement piece it’s purely a matter of experimentation.

I’ve recently discovered a new lingerie brand called Atelier Amour and I couldn’t be anymore obsessed (plus you guys know how much I adore French brands) the variety of styles they offer are a mix between casual sexy and erotic ranging from bra’s, knickers and bodysuits, a perfect addition to any woman’s wardrobe! I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, lace is my absolute favourite material so this triangle bra I’m wearing today definitely ticks all the correct boxes.

I opted to style it underneath a vibrant sheer blouse (replace it with a classic white blouse and it’s a perfect Parisian outfit), black skinny jeans, lace-up heels and my brand new addition to my handbag collection – a Saint Laurent monogram bag.

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Photography by Pistacho Photography.

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Bra | c/o Atelier Amour

Top | Primark (similar here & here)

Jeans | Dondup (similar)

Shoes | Zara (similar here & here)

Handbag | Saint Laurent

Jewellery | Guess Collection watch & Chanel earrings

  • http://www.beautywithcharm.com Alina

    I’ve never thought of wearing underwear as a statement piece, I would definitely need to work on my confidence for that. You can certainly pull the look off though, you look amazing x

    Beauty with charm | Benefit Cheekathon Giveaway

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Trust me, this was one of the hardest shoots I’ve had to do lol so I understand about confidence. I’m sure you would look fab though! x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Trust me, this was one of the hardest shoots I’ve had to do lol so I understand about confidence. I’m sure you would look fab though! x

  • http://www.keygypsy.com/ Audrey Adair

    YASS! I love a good a statement bralette and the way you styled this one is so trendy and sophisticated. xx

    Audrey Adair-Keene | http://www.happilyaudrey.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Audrey! Glad you liked it! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Audrey! Glad you liked it! 🙂

  • WhatWouldVWear

    OMG! This is such a killer look! Love the bralette! You styled is to perfection, babe!

    xoxo, Vanessa

    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Vanessa, glad you like it! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Vanessa, glad you like it! 🙂

  • http://www.allthecute.com/ Amber Shannon

    Awesome styling!! I LOVE the color of your blouse and those shoes are too classy cute!!


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀
    Today’s Post: Alena’s Style: Blue Florals…

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Ambar, so sweet! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Ambar, so sweet! 🙂

  • http://www.allthecute.com/ Amber Shannon

    Awesome styling!! I LOVE the color of your blouse and those shoes are too classy cute!!


    Amber
    All the Cute 🎀
    Today’s Post: Alena’s Style: Blue Florals…

  • http://www.taislany.com Taislany Gomes

    Lovely outfit babe!

    Take care doll!! Ps: I’m hosting a Giveaway. I’d love if you entered!

    BLOG | TAISLANY

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks hun! I just looked at your blog and realised we’re arranging a Farfetch boutique visit with you hehe. Such a small blogging world! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks hun! I just looked at your blog and realised we’re arranging a Farfetch boutique visit with you hehe. Such a small blogging world! 🙂

  • http://www.myvoguestyle.com C A M I

    Loving the outfit, so chic!

    My Vogue Style | http://www.myvoguestyle.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you Cami! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you Cami! 🙂

  • Carina Vardie

    You look so cool! I love this!

    xo
    http://www.carinavardie.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you Carina! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you Carina! 🙂

  • http://loveofmode.com/ Tamara

    I love how you wore this outfit in a sexy yet very classy way!

    XoXo,

    Tamara – LoveofMode.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Tamara, that’s what I was going for hehe.

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Tamara, that’s what I was going for hehe.

  • http://krisztinawilliams.com Krisztina Williams

    This is such a great idea! There are so many cute strappy bras…best to show them off somehow. Love this look!!

    ~Krisztina
    http://www.krisztinawilliams.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you Krisztina! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thank you Krisztina! 🙂

  • Ricardo

    This one was fun to photograph!!! 😉

    http://www.pistachophotography.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Fun for you LOL! x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Fun for you LOL! x

  • http://putitallonme.com/ PutAllOnMe

    Pants and that heels are the perfect match! Love this outfit, you look so chic! 🙂
    xx
    http://putitallonme.com/

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks babe! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks babe! 🙂

  • http://yukovadesign.tumblr.com Yukova
    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Hehe thanks Yuliya! <3

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Hehe thanks Yuliya! <3

  • Yana Kasekamp

    Such a cute look. Love the top. 🙂

    LifeOfArdor.com

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Yana! 🙂

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Thanks Yana! 🙂

  • Yana Kasekamp

    Such a cute look. Love the top. 🙂

    LifeOfArdor.com

  • Ellie Adams

    For what it’s worth, you did a fab job of photographing it lovely. I know what you mean though, I love showing a nice lacy bra top kinda thing but the older generation just don’t get it though, my Mum will be like “Oh Elle, your bra’s showing” that’s the bloody point haha!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Lmao that’s so true! Ooooh parents….Thanks Ellie, I’m glad you liked it! <3 x

    • http://www.duchessoffashion.co.uk/ Duchess of Fashion

      Lmao that’s so true! Ooooh parents….Thanks Ellie, I’m glad you liked it! <3 x

  • Ellie Adams

    For what it’s worth, you did a fab job of photographing it lovely. I know what you mean though, I love showing a nice lacy bra top kinda thing but the older generation just don’t get it though, my Mum will be like “Oh Elle, your bra’s showing” that’s the bloody point haha!

    Elle
    http://www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx