Runway Lingerie: High Fashion for the Boudoir

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Despite its popularity for the past few seasons, the underwear as outerwear trend shows no signs of going away. From Dolce & Gabbana’s classic lace bodysuits to Jean Paul Gaultier’s burlesque couture for Dita von Teese, sexy is back… in a big way.

The runway lingerie look is vintage-inspired, ultra-feminine, and delicately adult all at the same, and the materials are sheer, mesh, and lace with lots and lots of black. Best of all, everyone can incorporate a piece into their wardrobe, no matter their budget. Here are a few of my favorite looks:

(yes, it’s just that awesome)
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Cora Harrington

Founder and Editor in Chief of The Lingerie Addict. I started TLA in a small studio apartment in 2008. Since then, it's become the leading lingerie blog in the world, and has been featured on the websites for Forbes, CNN, Time, Today, and Fox News. I believe lingerie is fashion too, and that every who wants it deserves gorgeous lingerie.