• Style Rethink
    Forget risqué: the underwear-on-the-outside trend is all
    about a little mystery, says CHRISTA D'SOUZA

    I remember my first foray into the underwear-as-outerwear look. It was for a black-tie event thrown by The New Yorker magazine for the Royal Court Theatre in 1996. My outfit? A strapless, raspberry-sateen bustier dress by Dolce & Gabbana with an attached flesh-coloured bra that very purposely poked out over the top of it. Oh it was swell, that dress, even though, as I recall, there were a few folk who didn't quite understand it on the night. 'Why on EARTH are you in your underwear?' I was asked. A lot. I love a dress that confuses people.

    Hooray, then, that the underwear-as-


    Photograph: Luca Cannonieri/GoRunway

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