How Parisian Women Wear Their Lingerie

How Parisian Women Wear Their Lingerie

Parisian women seem to have a natural sexiness that they carry with them; as if they were just born with a knack for being sophisticated and seductive.

We may never quite reach the mysterious allure and effortless cool of la Parisienne—but we can start wearing our lingerie like they do.

Starting with the lingerie trend-of-the-moment women in Paris swear by, Parisian style queen, Caroline de Maigret, summed it up when she said:  “Wear a black bra under your white blouse, like two notes on a sheet of music.”

I can hear your thoughts: But isn’t that a fashion faux-pas? I could never pull this off! Is it actually wearable? 

Step into the perspective of a Parisienne: YOU can wear ANYTHING, and OWN it.

When done right, a beautiful black bra under a white t-shirt or blouse is not only boldly sexy, but supremely chic à la Parisian it-girl. Here’s how she’s wearing it:

Delicate details

Seen or unseen, the black bra must be a piece of lingerie exquisiteness. Whether it’s classic lace or graphic designs, wear something that beautifully embellishes your curves.

Eden Bralette in Black

Style is everything

La Parisienne’s go-to bra of the moment is the lace triangle bralette. It exudes a natural sexiness and cool that doesn’t try too hard. Its natural shape balances the bold look of a dark color under a light top.

Her second bra in command: the black lace demi, an undeniable must-have. Important: Avoid a black push-up or opaque t-shirt bra under a white t-shirt, as this presents “too much bra” and detracts from the subtle elegance of a delicate lace number.

Wish Demi in Black

In the noir

To la Parisienne, the black bra isn’t a seduction piece, it’s a wardrobe staple, functioning as a neutral color. Black lingerie takes her from café to soirée, from white t-shirt to sophisticated button-down without a second thought. The black lace bra is always chic, always ready for wherever the moment takes her.

Gray is a super-chic variation

Lingerie in rich grays and anthracite are also very on-trend in Paris, like the Simone Perele Amour Demi Cup.  A little softer than black, but just as alluring under a white top.

Amour Demi in Anthracite

Rock the noir-under-white look with the Simone Perele Eden Bralette, the all-over lace Simone Perele Eden Demi or Demi Full, or the exquisite embroidered Wish Demi or Demi Full.

For more French it-girl style inspiration, visit our La Parisienne mood board on Pinterest. Ready to rock the noir under white? Share your comments below.

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