Remember the days in secondary school when it was practically a right of passage to have your La Senza butterfly thong poking out from black low-rise bootcut trousers? Well stop. Because that’s a period of my life I’d much rather forget about. Yet the notion of underwear as outerwear has flirted with fashion for several seasons, coming to a sartorial climax in the form of dainty chemises and tryst-worthy slip dresses for SS16 Givenchy, Calvin Klein, Saint Laurent, Burberry, and Céline – to name but a 5-digit handful of underwear-obsessed designers. Luckily, there was not a diamante-embellished g-string in sight (Victoria’s Secret has no place here!) In its place? A romanticised room-service look. My favourite way to show some lace: a glimpse of a delicate bralette or lace body worn beneath a could-be-your-(fantasy)-boyfriends shirt that you just peeled from the bedroom floor – it has that effortlessly understated element of sex appeal. Here’s my pick of the prettiest pieces that are just too good to keep covered up. For your eyes only? I don’t think so.
ASOS’ Prettiest Pieces
The Best Bodies