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Spring 2017 Fashion Trends: Innerwear Meets Outerwear

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Spring is finally here, and we couldn’t be more delighted by that fact. The days are looking lighter and brighter, making it feel like the perfect time for a closet refresh. This season in particular, even our lingerie drawer is getting directly inspired by the spring fashion trends coming down the runways of New York, Milan and Paris.

Like never before, outerwear fashion trends are influencing innerwear fashion trends—and sometimes innerwear IS the trend. (Bralettes as tops, anyone?) Even if you’re just heading to spin class, you don’t have to be a supermodel to dress like one. From big, bold stripes to flirty florals, we’ve rounded up our favorite trendy spring looks for you to rock as the temperatures rise.

SHOW US YOUR STRIPES

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 2.00.26 PMFashion editors went gaga for seaside stripes at Rosie Assoulin and cult favorite Altuzarra, so it should come as no surprise that we’ll be wearing ours in the form of swimwear. In fact, we see no reason not to take this trend literally with favorites like the Pour Moi Starboard Bikini (at left), Sunsets Jailbird Bandini and the Coco Reef Serenity Stripe Racerback Bikini.

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 2.01.42 PMSure, you’ve thrown on your bathrobe and dashed down the driveway to grab the paper in the morning, but you probably didn’t realize you were making a fashion statement. From the runways of Lacoste and Jonathan Simkhai to celebrities like Rihanna, robes as outerwear are having a moment. If you’re hesitant to go all-in, opt for a silhouette that’s more robe-adjacent like an oversize cardigan, perhaps of the cashmere wrap variety, such as these from Arlotta (at left), PJ Harlow and DKNY.

TOP IT OFF

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 2.04.43 PMWhy, yes, your bra can actually be a top! “We’re loving bralettes and longlines right now,” says Bare Necessities buyer Heather Viskovic. With a high-waisted skirt or skinny jeans, they show just the right amount of skin for that effortless allure.The best part is that many brands are now making these styles for fuller-busted ladies. If you’re DD+ and you’ve spent the last several years looking longingly at street style pics from Coachella and The Governors Ball, wishing someone would make a bralette in your size that supports your shape, you’re in luck. Some our current faves: the Freya Retro Bloom Longline Bra (shown above), Pour Moi Amour Plunge Bralette (at left), Freya Fancies Longline BraCleo by Panache Piper Longline Bra, Freya Fancies Bralette and Pour Moi Cherish Bralette.

SPORTY SPICE

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 2.06.06 PMIt’s athleisure’s world, and we’re all just living in it. Designers like Alexander Wang and Dolce & Gabbana are even getting in on the action. The latest iteration for spring is all about skin-skimming sporty separates, complete with lots of color blocking. The easiest way to get in on this trend (in or out of the gym) is with some of our favorite leggings. Free People (at left) combines the color block and mesh trends seamlessly. Heather loves the geometric pattern of this pair from Nike. Bonus: They’re dri-fit! Looking for something that skews a little sexier? These Onzie mesh cut-outs leave just the right amount of mystery.

GET YOUR GARDEN PARTY ON

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It might seem redundant to state that florals are big for spring, but, well, florals are still very hot for spring, especially in activewear. Embrace the romance with a bra like the Fantasie Rosanne Side Support Bra (at left) or the Flora Nikrooz Showstopper Chemise for bedtime. Onzie’s graphic leggings put a young, modern spin on the trend, which we’re loving this season. If you don’t do color, the Onzie Gypsy Yoga Pants have got you covered.

EDGE OF GIRLIE

Screen Shot 2017-03-31 at 2.09.45 PMThere’s nothing wrong with being a girly-girl according to Rodarte, Chanel and Dior—but they’ve added a sharp new edge. As Heather puts it, “It’s girly with a dark, seductive twist. It’s like a little secret.” She recommends fans of this trend check out the Simone Perele Elles Demi Bra (at left), Elomi Soraya Plunge Cage Bra, Elomi Opal Balconette Bra and Pour Moi Mia Convertible Bralette. We say throw one of these on under your power suit to bring a little something extra to that big work presentation.

FUTURE’S SO BRIGHT

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We loved all the color we spotted on the runway at DKNY and Jason Wu, and it’s definitely translated into innerwear. Heather is seeing tons of desaturated neons like the Freya Fancies Plunge Balcony Bra (at left) in Lemon Sorbet: “It’s bright and on-trend for the season, but toned-down enough to allow you to be as loud or discreet at you want.” And that’s just how we like our trends.

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Abby Gardner

Abby Gardner

Abby started out covering beauty, fashion, lifestyle and health at Jane, Allure and YM before diving into digital at The Daily Front Row, Fashionista, Glo, MarieClaire.com and Cosmopolitan.com. She’s a freelance writer/editor/consultant now, obsessed with style, sports and pop culture.
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