Aside from the abundance of lace that’s been dominating the red carpet this summer, another see-through trend has recently emerged: the visible bra. We’re not talking a peek-a-boo strap, either, we’re talking a full-on, in yo’ face, “here’s my bra!” statement. Fashion darlings from Kristen Stewart to Gwen Stefani nail it. So what’s their secret to taking this look from taboo to trend? It’s all in choosing the right undergarments, ladies. First of all, you must be covered. COMPLETELY covered. This look is about snazz not sleaze, so save the lace for over not under.
Take Kristen Stewart’s black bra underneath a thin, white T-shirt at the Breaking Dawn panel at Comic-Con. What could be a fashion faux-pas actually appears to be a brazen style choice that works with jeans and beat-up Converse. Selena Gomez wore a tank top underneath a gauzy lace top at a summer concert in Santa Monica. This is the more demure way to achieve the look, and we like it. Miley Cyrus, however, wore a slightly more extreme—yet still classy!—version to her “Gypsy Heart” tour press conference. She paired a white button-down with an undergarment that was more bustier than bra, then she threw on some long, turquoise and feather necklaces to downplay it all. Wait, downplayed? More like well-played, Miley!