Underwear for Outerwear – Would You Dare? | LilliesandLove

Hello everyone, I hope you’re doing ok today and the sun is shining wherever you are!

Now, I don’t know about you, but quite often I’ll see a trend I love the look of but just don’t think I’d be able to pull off myself, no matter how hard I try.  One of these is underwear for outerwear.

In case you haven’t heard of this before, it’s pretty much as it sounds – wearing underwear as an integral part of your outfit.  So many celebs seem to have been rocking this look and although it looks amazing on them, I never thought it would be something I’d be able to work into an outfit; it seemed too edgy and ‘out there’ for a dullard like me.

However, when Marks and Spencer contacted me and challenged me to put together an outfit using a piece from their underwear range, I thought it was as good a reason as ever to push me out of my comfort zone and into trying a new look.

M&S have some cracking pieces on their website, and I managed to narrow it down to a small(ish) list but still couldn’t decide, so I told their PR team to just pick something and send it to me – I couldn’t be happier with what they chose!

This is their Underwired Rose Print Mesh Push-Up Body and it is STUNNING.

I love the print because it’s so bold and eye-catching yet feminine as well, plus the lace gives it that little something extra.  It’s also got a small open detailing underneath the rear clasp, which I love, and the material is strong enough to suck in all the parts of me that are a little too loose!

Along with the floral body, M&S also very kindly sent me a gorgeous statement necklace from Per Una.  It has a real Aztec feel to the design and the two items go really well together, despite being fairly different in their styles.

As I said at the beginning of this post, wearing underwear as part of my outfit felt really strange and I deliberated over how I was going to style it for ages.  I was worried it would be too ‘booby’ or that the less toned parts of me might bulge out, but once I’d stopped overthinking the situation, I realised there was a very simple outfit that could be created that would look smart and classy, despite being partially made up of underwear!

Floral Body – Marks and Spencer
High-Waisted Pencil Skirt – Matalan
Necklace – Per Una at Marks and Spencer
Cardigan – New Look

How simple is this?!  I can totally imagine going out for a nice meal wearing this, although the high-waisted skirt is a bit tight so I’d probably have to stick to salad and still water!

I definitely think this challenge has taught me to be a little bit more daring with what I wear and to stop being scared of trying anything different.  Just because I’m not the perfect size and shape, it doesn’t mean I can’t rock a trend!

What do you think of underwear for outerwear?  Would you dare to wear it?

Penny xx

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  1. Nicki Kinickie
    March 11, 2014 / 10:13 am

    I have loved the whole ‘underwear as outerwear’ look for a couple of years now and this looks fab!

    I could never wear it tho, really wouldnt be able to pull it off…. 🙁 i defo think u rock it guuuurrrrllfriend!


  2. March 11, 2014 / 1:31 pm

    I think with the right pieces, underwear as outerwear can look fabulous. I really love the way you’ve styled this look. Definitely would try something similar for a night out.

    I’ve nominated you for a Liebster Award. Details are on my blog 😀



  3. March 11, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    this look beautiful as a top! actually, if you hadn’t said anything, i would have just thought it was part of a dress, since i’ve seen them with that style top before!


  4. March 11, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    Wit woo! You look drop dead gorgeous, lady!

    Corinne x

  5. Georgie Colloff
    March 12, 2014 / 8:20 pm

    I think I’m going to vomit… YOU LOOK INCREDIBLE! I already dribbled over these photos on instagram. You can 100% rock this look, the top looks amazing on you! Good old faithful Marks & Sparks!!

    Georgie xx

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