Worrying Fashion Trends: the lace body suit

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At first we were confused by this item (which, by the way, comes with long sleeves, too. You know, to keep you warm?), wondering what on earth could be its purpose. And then we realised: it’s to allow you to show off your black bra, whilst still claiming to be wearing “clothes”. Genius! And also: classy!

We had hoped this was an isolated incident, but our policing of the retail world this week suggests that we are, in fact, dealing with an outbreak of the lace bodysuits, probably as part of the larger “must show your underwear at all times” movement. If you want to be part of it, this is £11.99 at Ark Clothing, and apparently best worn with acid wash jeggings.

13 Comments

  • November 11, 2009

    Eric B

    This item makes it appear as though boudoir chic were back.

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  • November 11, 2009

    India Black

    Free People has long-sleeved ones all over their catalogue. Personally, I like them. As a LAYERING PIECE. Over a cami and under a vest, or under a looser tank top, or whatever.

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  • November 11, 2009

    Yo

    yeah, i agree, it should definitely only be worn as layering. and if it is, then it will be quite cute:)

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  • November 11, 2009

    Aleutie

    I would definitely wear this under a classy black jacket or even a tuxedo. With a tie. Fashion crime? So what 😉
    .-= Aleutie´s last blog ..Oh my, it’s What’s Hot, What’s Not Wednsday already =-.

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  • November 11, 2009

    naomi

    i was more frightened by the acid washed jeggings than the lace part personally….the lace could be redeemed by adding a cami or tank top
    there is nothing to do to redeem acid wash jeggings however…just toss em in the bonfire

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  • November 12, 2009

    minka

    It’s definitely gorgeous, when you layer it it, but some people will never get this and we will have streets full of exposed underwear… Some people just uses every excuse to show their naked body around and call it fashion! 🙂
    .-= minka´s last blog ..What the #@&%+*? =-.

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  • November 12, 2009

    Robyn

    I actually have a lace bodysuit I bought ages ago from cheap monday. It’s great for putting under dresses that are too low cut to wear by themselves but look odd with traditional tank tops (actually, that’s why I bought it). But mine had a built in bra-shelf thing, so you couldn’t see the bra through even if you wore it alone. I don’t like these completely sheer ones.

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  • November 12, 2009

    Lasma

    I like it! Looks good with pretty and bright bras 🙂

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  • November 12, 2009

    charles

    i have a brown one but i’ve yet to wear it…i’m still not sure how exactly to wear it, i have to think about it a little more

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  • November 12, 2009

    Natasha

    I have two similar tops, but I wear them over camis.

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  • November 16, 2009

    Ricki

    I don’t believe anything worn underneath could save this. It’s see through AND lace!
    Instantly, I would associate this to white trash, and the concerning part of it is, I think this will appeal, mostly to young girls!

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  • September 22, 2010

    Stef

    With sleeves under a maxi dress then it could look quite effective. 😀

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  • August 2, 2011

    kayla

    um. I’m seeing a lot of this here: http://nowaygirl.com/latest-fashion/women-are-getting-real-brave-with-these-outfits-nowadays/
    maybe they didn’t get the layering memo?

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