How to Wear Lingerie Outside

Because it's too good not to show off.

Lace bodysuit outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

There’s something undeniably alluring about incorporating lingerie into your everyday outfits. When worn in a sophisticated manner, lingerie emanates a certain je ne sais quois that will leave a lingering impression on those around you. Whether you’re heading out for a wildly romantic date night—think an evening of cocktails and lobster followed by spending a night in an incredible hotel, enjoying a staycation, running errands, spending the day working, or meeting friends for a happy hour drink, elevate your outfit with luxurious, polished lingerie.

Below, nine outfits, for nine occasions, that weave lingerie into gorgeous, wearable, and thoughtfully composed outfits with elegance.

Date Night

Date night outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

Whether it’s a first date or a special night out with your long time significant other, wearing lingerie to date night is a sure way to melt his or her heart. Set your romance aglow in a stunning outfit that’s undeniably romantic and cool.

This is the time to wear something totally sexy and suggestive—while still remaining sophisticated. Pair a sheer dress with a lacy bodysuit and a pair of bright, playful heels. Whether it’s your first date or date night with your long term significant other, this look is sure to steal the heart of the apple of your eye.

Weekend Getaway

Satin cami outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

Taking a break from your gorgeous everyday life with a quick weekend getaway to the beach, mountains, or a fabulous hotel? Make sure to bring a few pieces of stunning lingerie. This outfit can be worn for a day of shopping, exploring, sightseeing, art-going, relaxing, and enjoying fabulous meals and cocktails. It’ll take you from day to night, and it won’t take up very much room in your weekender.

Go from a morning coffee stroll to a day at the museum to cocktails at the hotel to dinner in this outfit, which is gorgeous, comfortable, and won’t take up too much room in your suitcase.

At the Office

Office outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

Yes, you can even wear lingerie to work—while still looking totally composed, respectful, and professional. The key is subtlety. You’re a power woman, and when worn with confidence, this outfit is totally office apropos.

Dress as though you’re conquering the world—because you can and are—in slim trousers, a sophisticated, a lacey bodysuit, and a pair of endlessly classic nude kitten heels. All eyes and ears will be on you as you thrive in the boardroom, just as they should be.

Coffee Talk

Teal bra outfit colalge

Design by Tiana Crispino

Whether you’re starting your busy day with a stop at your favorite coffee place for a hot matcha to go or meeting a friend for coffee, this look is ideal for daytime. It’s playful, bright, and comfortable.

We adore this bag from Polène Paris—it’s mint green, just like your latte—and it’s at once casual and elegant. Pair it with a casual, short sleeve button down, a pair of great jeans, and platform clogs. And for the va va voom, go with this mint bra from Bluebella—it’s good for daytime and still romantic—and it converses well with your bag—almost as well as you and your coffee date.

Errands Run

Corset bodysuit outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

Getting through your seemingly endless list of errands? Elevate your experience by wearing something that you look and feel totally gorgeous in. Why not wear lingerie while checking tasks off of your to do list? Life is about celebrating and enjoying the little luxuries, and lingerie makes even most quotidien of tasks endlessly more romantic.

Head out for a day of taking care of business about town in a super casual bodysuit and vibrant skort. You’ll also need a great canvas tote, like this bag from Kule, for your groceries, flowers, and so forth. This outfit is easy to move around in, and you’ll look amazing—because you never know who you’re going to run into, and it’s important to always look and feel your best always.

Dinner Party

Crystal sheer bodysuit outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

Hosting a candlelit soirée? Heading to a friend's house for a gorgeous spread of caper-y salmon, roasted vegetables, and great wine? You never know who you’ll meet at a dinner party—and we recommend that you wear something that’s simultaneously sexy and casual. This outfit is a conversation starter.

Pair this incredible Miu Miu crystal-drenched bodysuit with a super casual pair of jeans, and metallic flat slides. You’ll steal the show in this number, which is at once super elegant and comfortable.

Girls' Night Out

Lace bra outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

It’s been a long week, and you’re very much in need of a sushi night out with your best friend(s). This outfit is comfortable, stylish, playful, and cool—just like you.

Celebrate color and joy with your best girls at sushi and cocktails in a bold wrap dress and leave the wrapping slightly loose at the top to show off your lacey bralette. We love that this look is so very Sex and the City—consider ordering a Cosmo, which matches the bra. Wear it with a bright and embellished pair of heels (Carrie would) and a clutch and you’ve got a perfect girls night out ensemble in the works—just like that.

Gallery Going

Fringe bustier outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

Whether you’re spending a Saturday visiting exhibitions or planning a date night comprised of gallery openings before dinner, this look is dignified, colorful, and elegant. The art will be thoughtful and gorgeous—just like your ensemble. Pair this fringey bustier with a pair of flared trousers and sculptural ankle boots.

Long Lunch

Lace bodysuit outfit collage

Design by Tiana Crispino

There are few things that we love more than a long, luxurious lunch at a hotel or high-end restaurant. Whether you’re working from your laptop, meeting friends or family for Sunday lunch, or spending the day enjoying hot pots of coffee and omelets with your other half, this outfit is casual, comfortable, and tasteful.

Wear a long cardigan, a pair of sparkling shoes that will reflect rays of sunlight, and a lace bodysuit. Lunch is served, and you’ll leave a lingering impression on your lunch date.

Leave a lingering impression with lingerie—and do so in the most subtle, sultry way. You can literally wear lingerie to anything, from meeting the in-laws to sealing deals at work, so long as you do so with poise and confidence.

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