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November 20, 2007

Now It's Nobody's Secret

Lingerie is becoming an increasingly popular and acceptable article of clothing to be worn on a daily basis. Nowadays, a lacey silk tank top peeking out from behind a fitted blazer is more likely purposeful rather than a fashion faux pas. In the words of Ruth La Ferla, a writer for the New York Times, now it’s nobody’s secret.

The Marc Jacobs collection capitalized on the lingerie idea this year and constructed some of their pieces with purposeful, supposedly tasteful displays of women’s undergarments. Similarly, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton designers have mimicked this trend in releasing their new spring 2008 collection, which features a versatile satin slip dress and a backless skirt:

Although I can relate to the whole idea of wearing pajamas to class, I’m not sure that I’ll be the first one in line after winter ends to add these pieces to my spring wardrobe. Personally I’m not a fan of the Louis Vuitton skirt. If I didn’t know better, I’d almost think that the designers ran out of fabric halfway through their project and decided to just try to pass it off as the hottest item to hit the racks since the skinny leg jeans made their comeback last fall. The Christian Dior slip dress isn’t really anything new, but I’d be surprised if I ever really did see a businesswoman try to pull it off in the corporate world. As for the Marc Jacobs dress? Well, I guess this is good news for ladies who are fans of the open back style - for once you can be both fashionable and comfortable at the same time.

Posted by lwtse at November 20, 2007 08:35 PM


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