InStyle Magazine
March 13, 2018 6:03 pm

For a few years now, sheer tops and dresses have turned bras into the stars of some of the biggest street style and red-carpet looks. But the exposed-underwear trend is starting to take a more modest turn—well, sort of. Instead of crowding the runways with peek-a-boo/lingerie pieces, designers are redistributing the sex appeal into opaque fabrics with the help of exposed underwire. That’s right, that metal part of your bra, which probably annoys the f— out of you, is quickly becoming fashion’s hero piece.

Why? Because it can take something like a boring turtleneck and turn it into the sexiest thing you’ve ever owned. Dion Lee showed us how it’s done, and there were even a few blazers (probably not so suitable for work) with underlined boobs.

Leather trench coats were given the sexy makeover, too, at Alexander Wang. Nina Ricci, Helmut Lang, Off White—the list of designers on board with the underwire trend goes on and on. But we won’t bore you. Let’s skip to the fun part and shop the trend, below.

1. Black structured under busy bodysuit, $23


Here’s a subtle (and affordable) way to ease into the underwire trend.

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2. Shirt cutout bodysuit, $256

Fleur du Mal

Lingerie brand Fleur du Mal created this ultra-sexy collared shirt.

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3. Ruched cotton V-neck corseted blouse, $495

Jonathan Simkhai

The corset waist on this blouse sits high up to outline the bust area.

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4. Lowe dress, $394


Even party dresses are getting the underwire treatment.

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5. Cropped leather top, $1,335


Can’t forget about the crop tops. The curved wire makes them look ten times hotter.

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6. Cutout shoulder bomber, $565

Helmut Lang

The underwire makes even this cut-out shoulder blouse look ten times cooler.

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7. ‘Adalin’ dark grey rib knit jersey bodysuit, $89

House of CB

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