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Fall's Sexy Boudoir Trend

Fall 2011 Breakdown: How to Get the Boudoir Look

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Boudoir — that sexy, come-hither look — took a seriously ladylike turn for Fall, and we're here to show you how to get the look. We'll highlight the trend on the runway and on celebrities, show you key pieces to shop, and impart styling tips on how to nail the trend. The look is marked by lace, pinup detailing, and sheerness all wrapped up in polished silhouettes that keep it far from any brothel references. We think supermodel Arizona Muse looks just right in this Vogue Korea editorial — equal parts soft and sexy. When you style this look right, it should be richly textured, subtly sexy, and classically feminine. Here are our key tips:

  • It's all in the fabric: lace, swiss dot, ribbon detailing, silk, velvet, and sheer textures give any look a rich appeal.
  • Feminine silhouettes: This look is best when it's a tailored silhouette. Think of Hitchcock's leading ladies of the '50s and '60s.
  • Balance: If you want to channel this look for work, stick to one boudoir element, like a lace blouse, but keep the rest of your look subtle.
  • Click the slideshow to see our full breakdown of the trend, complete with the essential pieces to buy right now.


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