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Lingerie might be among the hottest fashion accessories in Hollywood, but sometimes a look can be overplayed or underplayed, depending on a celeb’s personal taste level.
This story first appeared in the July 25, 2011 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
WWD asked several entertainment divas an important question: Is innerwear as outerwear a fashion do or a fashion don’t?
Here, an eclectic mix of celeb yeas and nays.
“For me it’s a fashion don’t because I have breasts and a bum, so it’s accentuated. But if you have a body like Kate Moss, you can get away with it really well.” — Alice Eve
“I like the ‘undone’ look of being able to see a bra under the shirt or dress. But if it takes you six hours to look undone, it’s not good. Don’t try too hard.” — Molly Sims
“I’m not much for fashion dos and don’ts. Depending upon how you put it all together, everything has its time and place.” — China Chow
“I have to say I love it [innerwear as outerwear], because it really helps a woman out, you know? Because it’s always like, ‘Oh no, you can see my bra.’ It can be such a pain. And lingerie is so pretty, you know? It’s nice to show it sometimes.” — Emmanuelle Chriqui
“I love a colorful bra peeking through. The slip aspect I’m not sure about. If it’s a vintage slip, like in the Fifties, when slips really looked like dresses, that I think is gorgeous. But a normal slip should stay on the inside. I feel like women shouldn’t give away their secrets.” — Jennifer Love Hewitt
“I have a Zadig & Voltaire slip I wear with a high- waisted skirt, and it looks like a top. You can also sort of see the bottom through the skirt, and I love it. When it’s done well, the lingerie looks is really feminine and sensual. There’s nothing better than a Dolce & Gabbana corset dress to flatter your body and celebrate your curves.” — Rose Byrne
“I like the look because I like things that are deconstructed and when the inside comes out. I’m a big Alexander McQueen fan. It’s great when women show off their bodies.” — Elisabeth Röhm