Tuesday, 8 January 2013

TO BRA OR NOT TO BRA

on underwear as a layering tool

(jacket/ river island, shirt/ primark, tee/ asos, boots/ nelly.com, denim/ topshop, bag/ asos, necklace/ H&M)

It's a normal tuesday afternoon, i'm going for lunch with friends, except its not quite that vanilla because, gasp, my tee is transparent. I sometimes wear items of clothing just to see a reaction because you can't bet your bell bottoms that at least one person has a corrosive opinion on the matter, whatever it might be at the time. 

Now I am not one for tight dresses, parading my teats on show, but I am real fond of the underwear as outerwear trend we see unfolding before our eyes. Not quite as offensive as Alexander McQueen's thong-athon and not nearly as promiscuous as Herve Leger's body con craze. 

It was only a matter of time that this trend caught on again, subconsciously everyone has been sporting this look, i've been doing it since my school years when I wore a black bra underneath my white shirt. This was a subconscious effort because either A) I didn't give a fuck or B) I wasn't even aware at the time that my shirt was relatively see through. 
I recall a girl at my school announcing that her mother told her that 'only sluts wear black bras'. This was most notably directed towards myself, but it was strange concept to me as one, we were only thirteen at the time and two, I was attending an all girls school. Same sex questions aside i'm not the only example I have witnessed donning the same technique and for whatever reason this was carried out with it has gone from an innocent choice to an in your face I put that black bra there statement. 

Which I think is something to celebrate. I propose we start to wear them on our heads a la Tit Head from Little Nicky. An unlikely style icon but a redeemable one all the same. 

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114 comments:

rae said...

i love this shirt so much. i really like using lingerie as clothing - either as a lacy thing peaking out from a shirt, or a lot of styles we are seeing now being placed over blouses. great post you look wonderful.

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xx rae

rae said...

i love this shirt so much. i really like using lingerie as clothing - either as a lacy thing peaking out from a shirt, or a lot of styles we are seeing now being placed over blouses. great post you look wonderful.

http://www.lovefromberlin.net/
xx rae

Abbie said...

Looking stunning! Love your coat xx

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Naffy said...

thank you for being my 100th and liking my interview with Estee! that means a lot!! lovely blog

Nafisah xo

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helloellaxo said...

This outfit looks fantastic on you! xo

Coral said...

TO BRA!!!

As per - loving the look and the read! Excellent distractions from this ghastly essay I am currently writing!

Have a lovely day

Coral

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houseinthesand said...

Thank you for following, I just followed back! ;)
Great outfit. And girl, you're stunning.

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Mandy B said...

I'm all for sheer clothing. Who cares? I love this outfit. I thought the question meant to wear a bra or not wear one.. just because. I wish I had the option... LOL

Mandy
Nestled in Nostalgia

Helena said...

To bra! Sometimes i break the worst bra rule and wear white bras under black tops purely because i'm too tight to buy a decent black one haha especially with the prices we have to pay for big booby bras aye?! You look gorgeous as ever you banging babe xx

Becky said...

These photos are gorgeous, I love how you layer your clothing! xo

Ciara said...

I love this shirt, and everything about this outfit! Beautiful girl and beautiful blog!

Thank you so much for following - following you back :)

-Ciara xo

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Bonjourluce said...

I think wearing underwear as outwear is such a good idea, I do that quite often. Especially the statement underwear from Cos :)

Lovely blog

Luce x

BōW-Designs said...

You look gorgeous! Following your awesome blog!! :)
xoxo

Mikhaela Cherry said...

thats a really cool tshirt! love it!

Natsie_x said...

I really like you're style.
You're really pretty too :)

Black bra's are the way forward I say!

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Coline Chavaroche said...

You're sooooo beautiful

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Milex said...

stunning.
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The Robyn Diaries said...

this post reminds me of the bit in 10 things i hate about you when the boys find her bra and are like "she definitely wants to have sex, she has black underwear" hahah. I always wear chiffon or transparent things with fun bras underneath. your going to see it even if its white so you might as well make it something worth staring at ;) x

Claire said...

Awesome blog! You have such great style! Following on Bloglovin' :))


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Charlotte Goodayle said...

Your hair is beautiful! Thegoodowl.blogspot.com xo

Marmalade said...

agree, and love the ballsy attitude to it to. The way you've done it is super subtle but looks really cool

Mel x
http://www.mediamarmalade.com

Janine said...

Hahaha this made me laugh so much, I am going to go to work on Thursday with my bra on my head a la Tithead! I am interviewing people too, they will LOVE it I bet!! Either that or my P45 will find its way to my desk by the end of the day...

On a serious note I really like this outfit, I also like the hint of underwear purposefully peeping through, when done right that is

Janine xx
BakeGlueandTrend

Janine said...

PS that comment looks like I am saying you didn't get it right with the peeping through look. So, ust to clarify, you did get it spot on! :)

Janine xx
BakeGlueandTrend

Dalia said...

I think wearing underwear as outerwear shows off confidence as well. Great look!
xx,
The Introverted Brunette

Jolien Van Daele said...

Great outfit! Really like the top!

Love,
Jolien

http://julianaandthedaydream.blogspot.be

Billie Tackas said...

looking fine honey bean xx

HighlandFling said...

Your cheekbones!! Hello model! I like your ASOS tee too, great job of layering, I can't master that!

Emma x

Rocío Osorno said...

Great blog! I would like to invite you to my blog. Let's follow each other ;)
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True said...

You look amazing!!


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Miška said...

You look fabulous and I think I have the same boots <3

Ana Silva said...

omggggg i have to say this.... I LOVE YOUR BLOGG!!!! you have the most cute face too ^_^ thanks for the comment!! cant we follow each other?? im following you know ^_^ let me no**

RosyChicc said...

You look absolutely stunning! LOve the outfit! <33

XO,
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Georgia Benjamin said...

Love this look! That tee is great, can't believe it's primark!
And yes to the see through shirt & cool bra combo! Always a winner!
Great post!
Would love it if we could follow each other on bloglovin & GFC? Let me know & I always follow back.
Lots of love from London.
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Steven Brown said...

You are amazing. I just joined your blog. I hope you can check out mine: http://theproverbs.net and join to keep in contact. Thanks for your time and keep bloggin :)

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Gemma Talbot said...

Such a lovely outfit! You look so pretty xx

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Chris El @ MyFashionTrendencies said...

Love the layered look! Thanks for the visit and the follow doll. :)

XoXo Chris
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Karleise KaKa said...

thank you!
I loved knowing your blog.
I'm following you.
Great blog, I loved the style, the look and you're beautiful :D
xoxo

Chelsea said...

Your post is hilarious as ever. Most of the girls at my school wore pink polka dot, butterfly and floral bras underneath our white shirts when we were thirteen! These days I prefer a lacey black bra under a black chiffon shirt xx

Nonchalant Rebel said...

Love the outfit!!

xx Mounia

Megan said...

I love a good little bra show - my boobs are humoungous so I dont do it very often but who cares I should just embrace it!

Kate Lees said...

Absolutely love khaki jackets and your boots, wow so amaze x

Sorana Nistor said...

omg !! you are gorgeous !!
maybe you would like to follow each other ? just let me know !!
xoxo

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Lurchhoundloves said...

OMG you are stunning and your hair is amazing!

Love this outfit as I am a fan of leather contrast sleeves and wanted the bloggers favourite necklace from H&M!

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. Now following :) Would be great to follow each other.

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xx

Lurchhoundloves said...

OMG you are stunning and your hair is amazing!

Love this outfit as I am a fan of leather contrast sleeves and wanted the bloggers favourite necklace from H&M!

Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. Now following :) Would be great to follow each other.

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xx

Victoria said...

I love your blog.

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Karolina said...

Thank you so much for stopping by and following! I’m following you back!
Great outfit!

xx Karolina
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Roberta Gervasi said...

lovely!!
xoxo
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Krystel said...

Love your blog super cool :)
Your statement necklace is stunning also and your overall style X

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Markét said...

Hi dear! You are so beautiful! A love what you are wearing! Special the necklace! Looks great!:) I follow you now!Have a great day!:)

McStylePhilosophy said...

Shirt <3!
xoxo :*

Fash Era said...

nice shirt! looks good... I have a Chicnova Jewelry giveaway for 3 lucky winners starting 9 Jan..wld love it if you drop by!
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Lydia Elise Millen said...

I love you. that is all for now!

Laura Dittrich said...

You are absolutely gorgeous! I love your jacket and shoes. x

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allie said...

Nothing wrong with incorporating lingerie as normal wear. It's fun and creative =)

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devorelebeaumonstre. said...

so gorgeous! love this outfit!

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Heidi-likes said...

oh i love that printed top, and your make up is so pretty too!! x

http://Heidi-likes.blogspot.co.uk

lucia m said...

i love it!

xx

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Jenny said...

Love this look, sheer tops with underwear are subtly sexy and look so pretty! xo

http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

Emma said...

This looks amazing. Anyone casting doubtful eyes are just jealous! x

www.erraticglamour.blogspot.co.uk

Effe coco said...

Thank for yuor comment. yes, follow each other. i follow already:)

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Andi Ria said...

Agreed! Love this outfit <3

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Simona said...

Love your jeans so much and necklace too :)

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Diary of Mia said...

I have just discovered your blog! You are beautiful and very inspiring so Im following you.

I like the whole outfit, especially those jeans!

Julia Percia David said...

I am so in love with this all outfit!!! Perfect for everyday!!

xoxo

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Elena said...

you look so flawless. just lovely.
xx

Beatrice Anne said...

love the styling! i like your top! And you are so pretty!!
I'm definitely on the "to bra" side hehe=)

I am following you now on GFC and Bloglovin. Hope you can follow me back.:)

The Fashion Commoner

Anna Nguyen said...

great post! i definitely agree, it's not as revealing as the Herve Leger dresses and it's not harming anyone at all!

although i do think it has become more of the norm to wear slightly transparent tops nowadays with the rise of the boho/festival chic look. and i love this outfit! x

Anna Nguyen said...

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Stephanie Anderson said...

Wish I had your face! arghhh! xxx

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anoddgirl said...

Gorgeous outfit!
I can't believe someone said that to you when you were younger!! :O
xx
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Niki Aquino said...

hey there! Okay, so I've just recently followed your blog and I can honestly say you're already one of my favourites! I've looked through a couple of your posts and you've given me so many ideas!

I love your shirt btw, and i too do the whole 'layering with your lingerie' look too. Most of the time its subconscious, but if its a bra with a cute lace trim or something, it doesn't hurt to flaunt it under sheer!

I'd really appreciate it if you followed my blog, yours is amazing!

http://nikiaquino.blogspot.com.au

x

Sian Deciantis said...

Wicked outfit your blog is really nice- following on GFC :)

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Jennifer said...

super cute!

xo Jennifer

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Patricia Li said...

bras are sexy hehe
by the way, your blog is amazing, so you got a new follower ;) hope you can stop by mine ;)

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Anniinamaaria said...

I just LOVE you style!! You look so stunning girl! xx

Lou Andréa said...

Love this outfit!
You're beautiful :)
I follow you now!
Bisous xx

sepatuholic said...

I think you look flawless here.... and the mother of your teenage friend just haven't had good sex for a very loooooong time.... am just sayin' ....

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Yaël Ricquier said...

Thanks for passing by & following doll! You look beautiful, & the shirt is awesome. I'm inlove with your blog so im definitely following you back
xoxo

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Courtney said...

I love your outfit! Underwear layering is always good! xx

Irene said...

I absolutely love your looks and blog, really glad you're following me (: I started following you too!
xoxo
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Pretty Affairs said...

Really love your style. You looks amazing xx
You have a new follower:)

Julia said...

Hi doll, you have amazing blog! :) Please visit mine, and if you like, we could follow each other with gfc? Just follow me and I'll do the same for you straight away!

xx, Julia
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Le Petit Plastique said...

Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

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Maddy O'Brien said...

Such great style!

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circleofchaos said...

Love your outfit.*_*
Maybe follow each other on BLOGLOVIN and GFC???
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Sophie said...

Love the bag!

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Kinga Ovari said...

love your outfits, and you are so pretty! love your blog as well!
we could follow each other, what do you think? :)
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megcasson said...

you are so gorgeous!
i love transparent tops but i have a cute, little, black, studded, crop top type thing i wear underneath them.

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Rebecca Price said...

Great post
I'm following :)

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Catherine S said...

Great post! I love your lipstick/lip colour in this photo! Could you let me know what brand and shade it is- its beautiful! Xx

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StaceyFacex said...

Ha I love this post, so honest and blunt. Keep them coming! x

GrandyXO said...

Lovely post hun Love your writing style how its interlaced with subconcious wit and your outfit is gorgeous gotta love abit of see through every now and again ;) aha amazing blog definately following xox


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Young,wild and free. said...

Oh, nice blog and photos! I follow you! Follow me?
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Jilian said...

love this outfit and the shade of your lip stick x

Vivian Leung said...

Great Blog!

Would you like to follow each other on GFC?


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siddalee said...

Amazing outfit, love that necklace.

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SamanthaLusts said...

Love that jacket!
You look great :)


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Shai said...

You're stunning! Love the shirt!
New follower xxx

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Ambika K said...

This top is so coool!x
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Meesh said...

I literally gasped when I saw your bag! I just got mine in from ASOS and featured it in my newest post. Obsessed with your blog :)

xo Meesh

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Lucia Y said...

love your top!
Lucia's Loves
x

Samantha said...

I think it looks nice when done tastefuly!
Lots of love from New Zealand,
Samantha
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xx

Ti said...

I love that necklace, it looks amazing

Charley Munro said...

Perfect outfit! I love it!
Feel free to check out my blog!

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Looooooove this top!

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Jessica Xu said...

fabulous outfit ! x

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Love your blog!! you are beautiful! please check out my blog and lets follow each other? Thank you <3

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