This year has been so open with lingerie, bringing slip dresses to the forefront and lingerie as well. Updating our undergarments isn’t simply about stocking up on basics anymore: It’s as much about fashion as it is about function. So, as 2017 quickly approaches, we’re enlisting some gorgeous pieces to forecast the Lingerie Trend 2017.
What’s great about lingerie is that there’s an element of classic beauty and functionality separating this layer from ready-to-wear trends. Really, freshening up your delicates drawer isn’t unlike cleaning out your closet.
This is also a great time to step out of your comfort zone and expand your collection. Maybe you’ve always been a neutrals person and are now looking to (slowly) dip your toes in colorful lingerie. If that’s the case, Remenyi’s advice is “to start small and build on what you feel most comfortable with” — that means “pieces that are neutral and versatile but still have an unexpected detail,” like color-blocking, or a fabric you haven’t tried before. You can also play around with silhouette: “Maybe try a wireless bra if you typically wear bras with wires,” she says. “Or, try a bodysuit or slip to layer under sheer tops or dresses. Expanding your lingerie collection doesn’t have to happen overnight; it should be a fun, ongoing process that evolves with your own personal style and tastes.”
Now that we got the “how” out of the way, it’s time to address the “what”: the biggest trends our experts are seeing for 2016. With sporty silhouettes and innerwear-as-outerwear only growing in popularity, it’s never been more fun to make these swaps. Ahead, see (and shop) the standout pieces that are going to be huge in the intimates space next year. What is your favourite Lingerie Trend 2017?