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Style dilemma: Work the underwear trend

Roxanne Parker

Published 26/02/2010 | 05:00

I've noticed there is a huge trend this season for underwear worn as outerwear by loads of celebrities. I love this trend but I'm not a stick insect celebrity, I'm a curvy size 12 woman! Can someone with a normal figure pull off this look?

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Of course you can work this look! In fact, having curves means you will fill out corsets and fitted structured dresses, making them look more va-va voom!

This trend isn't about popping out for the night in your bra and knickers. You can make this trend subtle, classy, wearable and age appropriate.

Invest in a stunningly tailored suit with a jacket nipped in at the waist and a sexy pencil-cut skirt; slip a sculpted corset top underneath so your lingerie plays peek-a-boo. A silky camisole can be equally effective and look more casual.

For a sophisticated take, wear a sheer silk blouse with a cami showing through. Curvier women also look wonderful in a sculpted corset-style slip dress in the style of Dolce & Gabanna.

Remember to never expose too much flesh and keep your colour palette soft. Roland Mouret has a sheer body-sculpting slip dress available from Costume, Castle Market, D2. Stella McCarthy is the queen of working the lingerie look. Savida in Dunnes has some great pieces too.

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