Written by Christy DiPaolo, Chicago Store Sales Associate
When summer heats up, it’s time for cool drinks, late nights, and the latest summer styles. Innerwear, like lingerie and loungewear, worn as outerwear has been a reoccurring fashion trend during the hotter summer months. If you haven’t already tried this take on lingerie, make this the year you do! Turn your sleepwear into streetwear this summer and stay on-trend.
One lingerie trend that returns year after year is a peek-a-boo neckline. Pick your favorite decorative bra with some fun edges to peek out from a low-cut top or dress. You can use strappy bras, lacy bras, mesh bras – anything with pretty colors, decorative cups, or eye-catching details! A lace edge peeking out of a shirt is always flirtatious and fun. Look for bras with obvious decorative features, like the Journelle Anais Plunge Bra or the Aubade Season of Love Half Cup Bra.
Styling Tip: Try pairing floral dresses with a decorative white bra, like the Cosabella Sanika, for a delicate detail, and pairing darker dresses with a more dramatic choice, like the Freya Temptress Bra.
Take full advantage of the nice weather by wearing a cute and breathable silk tank to stay cool in or go bold by wearing a longline bodice bra or basque as a top! Throw one on and you’ll be looking hotter than any heatwave. The Journelle Celine Open Back Cami or the Bordelle Kora Basque are perfect choices for a surprisingly easy-to-put-together look.
Another major trend this summer is bodysuits! Most bodysuits are made with a snap or hook gusset now, so they’re super easy for on-and-off practical wear during that bottomless mimosa brunch in the sun. This means no more stripping down in public bathroom stalls! Some fantastic bodysuit choices to pair with jeans, shorts, or skirts are the Samantha Chang All Lace Bodysuit, the Panache Lingerie Ana Plunge Bodysuit, and the Kiki de Montparnasse Merci Beaucoup Bodysuit. Wear them exposed during the heat of the day then layer on a cropped cardigan or oversized blazer when the sun goes down and the summer breeze hits.
Summer is the perfect excuse to add a pop of color to your look! Don’t shy away from adding oceanic blues, bright pinks, lovely lilac, or bold citron to your color palette. These colors are showing up everywhere lately and are sure to keep you on-trend! Explore the best of this color selection, like the Free People Hide and Seek Bralette and the Journelle Allegra Balconette Bra in shades of purple or the Cosabella Never Say Never line and the striking Bordelle Ula Basque in vibrant blues.
Showing some skin never goes out of style. For days when you need coverage in a revealing backless dress or top, try the Nippies and Nippie Lifts, each available in three shades and two sizes. These reusable silicone nipple covers are comfortable, lightweight, and invisible under clothing. Reuse them an average of 12+ times! Simply rinse gently and dry after wear then replace in their packaging for safe storage.
There are endless styling options and opportunities to infuse lingerie into your look this summer. It’s hard to decide which to try first, but trying new things is the best part of life!
Christy DiPaolo is a lingerie connoisseur, collector, and Journelle sales team associate in the brand’s Chicago store. She collects large and small designer lingerie, owns four cats, has a filmmaking degree, and writes poetry. In her free time, Christy models, acts, hosts events, practices photography, spends time outdoors, and enjoys classic movies.