Beyond the Lace: Looks Hot Off the Lingerie Week Runway

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by guest author Michelle Rugers

Lingerie Fashion Weekended on a high note in February with a robust runway show and official closing party in New York City. 

The closing show featured 36 looks from across the lingerie spectrum including designers such as Blackbird Underpinnings, Layneau Collections, Lola Haze and Clare Bare, to name a few. We saw chic models strut their stuff in the latest classy lingerie looks adorned with jewels and lace, cutouts, mottled fabrics and retro shapes.

Royal Wear

The catwalks featured looks of royal measure. Rich jewel tones were used to create body suits and separates alike giving them a royal and elegant feel. We saw ruby reds and deep golds on the NaiS models along side deep purples in the Affinitas Intimates collection.

Retro Chic

An homage to the days of high waists and modest coverings, this look focuses on crochet-inspired prints and embroidery detailing. From high-waist bottoms and suspenders featured on the NaiS runway to full-body suits by Lola Haze this look entices while leaving a bit more to the imagination.

Photo by bahianoticias via Flickr

Classically Comfortable

Comfort and fashion do not have to be polar opposites. In fact, BlackBird Underpinnings featured elegant looks of silk camisole and short sets with thigh high stockings that are a far cry from the dated silk looks of the past. Neveah Intimates also featured some lounge-worthy looks that tie, plunge and accent in all the right places to be casually pretty.

Bold and Beautiful

Goodbye frills and subtlety, hello straps, cutouts and bold prints. Some daring looks made their way down the runways this season but not in the same fashion we're used to. It was less about leather and bondage, more about daring and selectively showing. For example, FYI by Dani Reed showcased some gorgeous numbers with pretty pink fabric accented by bold, black straps to combine femininity and sex appeal. Likewise, Neveah used low, plunging necklines and garter belts to create illusions and flashes of skin amid exotic prints.

Photo by yoobee420 via Flickr

Gracious with Lace

Lace has long been a staple in lingerie wear and is not likely to leave the scene anytime soon. What we do see, however, are the different incantations of lace in various lingerie looks. This year we were presented with a variety of pattern and lace combinations including a variety of animal prints as well as looks of head-to-toe lace.

Photo by Laurent Jean Philippe via Flickr

Bumped Up

We even saw some moms-to-be strutting their stuff down the runway in bump accentuating attire by You! Lingerie. The designer celebrated the pregnant body with bold color choices, black lace and cleavage-popping tops.

Feeling inspired? Spice up your lingerie collection and create your own on-trend lingerie looks by flipping through some 

Promostyl trend books . Once you've found your style inspiration, sites like YumDrop lingerie can help bring them to your doorstep.

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