Could you go out in your undies? Lingerie-inspired fashion is set to flood the streets (PHOTOS)

Flashing a bra strap a bit risque for you?  Then you might want to avert your gaze now – if the catwalks are anything to go  by.

Judging by the latest lines from top  designers, next season the streets are going to be full of women wandering  around in skimpy nighties, barely-there camisoles and all manner of  lingerie-inspired looks.

Louis Vuitton’s new collection is influenced  by ‘hotel boudoirs’, while Dolce & Gabbana’s campaign features barely-clad  models.

Jean Paul Gaultier has sent girls down the  runway in slips and corsets and Ellie Saab has dreamy white nightie-like  dresses.

Always at the forefront of a trend, Victoria  Beckham showcased the look at the recent Wimbledon final (right). The  fashionista sported one of those bedroom chic Louis Vuitton numbers: a black,  lacy slip dress that looked as if it were suitable for only the most intimate of  situations.

It might be Mrs B’s style – but can the rest  of us really wear underwear masquerading as outerwear? Or will we always run the  risk of looking as if we’re emulating mid-Nineties Madonna – or have forgotten  the rest of our outfit?

While the High Street versions of the catwalk  looks won’t hit stores until autumn, we wondered if you could get away with  wearing genuine underwear as outerwear.

The looks below are almost exclusively  sourced from the lingerie department. Can they really do double-duty as everyday  outfits?

Cami, £56,, Slip, £24,, Bag, £29.99,, Sandals, £39.99, zara.comCami, £56,, Slip, £24,,  Bag, £29.99,, Sandals, £39.99, zara.comEVENING  ENSEMBLE

This cami and skirt copies Beckham’s  Louis  Vuitton dress for a fraction of the price.

It looks great, and  looks nothing like  underwear if worn with minimal heels and a  businesslike clutch.

Keep make-up and hair natural, and try a  classic  cream jacket on top.


Body, £62.50,, Skirt, £70,, Necklace, £19.99,, Heels, £165, russell, £62.50,, Skirt, £70,, Necklace, £19.99,, Heels, £165, russell


This pink body could be worn with jeans  in  the day or a skirt for a smart dinner.

Its moulded cups and snap back mean it is  supportive but still creates curves.

Pair with a chunky  necklace to highlight  your decolletage.

Cami, £62, elle, Jeans, £79,, Shoes, £180, LK Bennett: 08445815881Cami, £62, elle, Jeans, £79,, Shoes, £180, LK Bennett: 08445815881CASUAL  CHICS

You’d never guess this blue cami was  underwear.

The sweet neckline and stylish fabric mean it will look great with jeans for  a casual, comfortable weekend look.

Pointy heels will  stop it from being too saccharine.

Shirt, £110,, Skirt, £16,, Clutch, £59.99,, Shoes, £95,, £110,, Skirt, £16,,  Clutch, £59.99,, Shoes, £95,


Nude shades and pencil shapes are huge  for  spring.

With a white shirt tucked in and nude heels,  this slip skirt is surprisingly smart, but it’s unforgiving, so best for slim,  tall  women.

Wear nude heels that don’t clash and go for  minimal underwear –  or risk VPL.

Bodycon slip, £48,, Shoes, £79, slip, £48,, Shoes, £79,
DATE NIGHTHe won’t be able to take his eyes off  you in  this racy slip – Dolce & Gabbana do something very similar.

It conceals your stomach and enhances your  bust thanks to its moulded  cups.

Keep styling simple so it doesn’t look over  the top – if in doubt, pop on a cardi and reveal all when you get home.

Chemise, £55,, Sandals, £39.99, zara.comChemise, £55,, Sandals, £39.99,

This looks lovely, but it’s too shiny  and  short to be anything but a nightie, and the lacy details and bows  are so  obtrusive that you couldn’t wear it outside.

It is, however, very good quality, a great  colour and light and cool, so wear it and show it off – in your own boudoir with  someone you want to impress.

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