September 2021

Lingerie from Night to Day

With sheer chiffon and lace being more on trend than ever, items we traditionally would save for the boudoir can now double as street fashion.  Pair these sexy pieces with things you already have in your wardrobe (think blazers or cardis) for a subtly sultry ensemble.

Yummie Tummie Roma Lace Tank, $78
Shapewear shouldn’t be something to cover up, and this gorgeous tank from Yummie Tummie is the perfect example.  With a slimming torso and pretty lace straps, you can totally get away with wearing this tank on its own or under a tailored jacket-no muffin tops in site with this top!

Affinitas Allison Convertible Bustier in Black, $65
This bustier is so smooth and streamlined that it hardly looks like lingerie at all.  It’s full length so you can wear it at night as a flirty tube top with jeans or under a sheer top or sweater for day.


Brulee Vamp Cami, $124
Brulee’s silk cami with chiffon trim is the perfect top for a jeans and heels outfit. It comes in gorgeous colors and also looks great with black pants or a skirt.


OnGossamer Triple Twist Mesh Maxie Wild Kingdom, $69
This “nightie” is just too cute to be worn to bed.  We think it makes an excellent beach cover-up or summer sundress when paired with leather sandals and some cool bangles.  It’s even in an on-trend “midi” length (think shorter than a true maxi).


Hanky Panky Signature Long-sleeved Top, $48
All-over lace is a little edgy and a little romantic at the same time.  Wear this crew neck top with a cami underneath, or if you’re a little more daring, just a bandeau or bra.

Buy Cosabella Nude Cami, $75

Buy Cosabella Nude Cami, $75

  • Fitted and provides the light support of a shelf bra
  • The no seam tank makes it perfect for wearing for under sheer tops

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Lucca Couture Striped Ribbon Bow Cami: Where’d You Get That?


I have an “eye”. I can scan a rack of clothes and pull the one clothing item worth an encounter with the fitting-room mirror. A recent jaunt to my neighborhood Urban Outfitters produced an armload of items to try on. What I left with? This fabulous little tank top. Totally on trend—note the nautical-inspired stripes. Totally channeling Coco Chanel—always chic. Totally adorable and sexy, day or night. I wore it the next day with a pair of Earnest Sewn Sadie Slim and Straight dark jeans, Michael Kors braided-rope wedge sandals, large gold-hoop earrings, and a “messy” multistrand J.Crew bracelet. What I heard all day? “Where’d you get that?” So, I figured I’d tell you.—Nancy Rotenier

Buy Lucca Couture Striped Ribbon Bow Cami, $28, at