Bring Out the Boudoir

[Above Image: thesoundoflace.blogspot.com]

Do you see what I see? Bloomers! I must admit, I never would have thought to wear silky black, ivory lace-adorned bloomers as daily wear, but this look works and this lady is workin’ it! One must use caution when donning undergarments as outer-garments – the danger of looking like you inadvertently forgot to finish dressing is high. However, I think the above outfit elegantly elucidates how to pull off this bold style statement. While the bloomers are sweet and oh-so-sexy, they’re worn over opaque black tights for classy coverage, then paired up with a slightly slouchy grey tee and scarf, tailored black blazer, noir leg warmers, brilliant booties, and fingerless gloves, which provide a little extra edginess to the ensemble.

If you’re bold enough to bring your boudoir bloomers outside the bedroom, take a cue from this gorgeous gal and make sure you slip a layer underneath to keep the look ladylike, adding your own loose-fitting tee, a chic topper like the Glass Ceiling Blazer, and beautiful booties like the Forget Me Knot Heels for a cute kick.

About Natalie

As the owner of three small, fluffy dogs, Natalie has accepted the fact that dog hair being everywhere and on everything is just part of her lifestyle now. She cannot stop decorating (and redecorating) her home, and lives by Robert Venturi's words, "Less is a bore." Fresh flowers, floral print dresses, and a good gin and tonic are just a few of her favorite things.

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12 Comments

  1. Julie 01/21/2010 at 3:54 pm #

    I love them! I have a pair of shorts from the past summer that I purchased and were made to look like bloomers. So cute!

  2. Hannah 01/21/2010 at 4:27 pm #

    Woah! What a cool idea. Off to go find me some bloomers….

  3. Jadey 01/21/2010 at 5:17 pm #

    super cute! Who would have thought?!

  4. Heather Skelton 01/21/2010 at 5:50 pm #

    Hi Natalie, THANK YOU SO much for featuring me. I really feel honored!
    Would you mind adding the “THE” in front of the blog address? I want to make sure people get directed to the correct address.
    THEsoundoflace.blogspot
    THEsoundoflace.blogspot
    THEsoundoflace.blogspot
    THEsoundoflace.blogspot
    THEsoundoflace.blogspot
    Thank you!!

  5. Jen 01/21/2010 at 6:23 pm #

    this takes true style vision! I would’ve never come up with this on my own…

  6. jill 01/22/2010 at 11:35 am #

    She looks cute… but do you think this would work on someone with an ass? I’d be concerned that it might look like I was wearing a diaper.

  7. alyson schwartz 01/22/2010 at 1:26 pm #

    i love this idea!!!!!

  8. Richard 01/22/2010 at 5:13 pm #

    Really loving this look. It’s tough, and cute, and chic all rolled up into one outfit.

  9. Stacy 01/23/2010 at 5:36 pm #

    This outfit is so edgy! I’ve been debating on whether to buy a pair of these, but now I’m convinced.

  10. jeremy 01/23/2010 at 6:40 pm #

    oh my god! I just love it, love it , love it. So daring and chic.

  11. Katie 01/24/2010 at 4:48 am #

    The link to the blog where the photo is from isn’t working. 🙁

    I adore this look, though. Thank you for posting about this.

  12. NatalieB 01/25/2010 at 1:47 pm #

    Sorry about that, Katie! I inadvertently left out the “the”! It should work now 🙂

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