Trend alert: black lace
We first saw the emergence of boudoir-style dressing at the SS14 shows from Dolce & Gabbana, Stella McCartney and Erdem. The French do lingerie better than anyone else and Isabel Marant didn’t disappoint with her delicate lace bralets, while Louis Vuitton’s revealing sheers make the perfect evening ensemble (with a nude slip underneath, of course).
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to add a little touch of the sultry to your regular 9-to-5 gear. The key to this trend is keeping it classy – show a hint of a lace bra underneath a white blouse, slip a lace cami underneath your classic blazer, or go all out in a spaghetti-strap slip and racy red lip for a special night out with a special someone…
Agent Provocateur Alina Bra, £110, agentprovcateur.com
Drive him crazy with a peek-a-boo bra under a button-up shirt.
Topshop Lace Insert Cami, £28, topshop.com
Update your basic black tank with sheer lace accents.
Alice + Olivia Rosanne Double Layer Skirt, £182, aliceandolivia.com
Flash a pretty petticoat under a seemingly-normal skirt.
Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress, £205.47, shopbop.com
Sexy yet sophisticated, you can wear this to a cocktail party or black-tie event.
BB Dakota Josette Scallop Lace Top, £42.55, revolveclothing.com
For the daytime, dress up your denim with a delicate lace top.