Seen all the over the 2010 runways, from the eclectic Roberto Cavalli collection to mono-patterned Dries Van Noten, animal print is making a roaring comeback! Ferocious animal print is adorned on everything from apparel to accessories, footwear and, yes, lingerie.
If you feel rather tame about exploring your wild side, lingerie is a great way to ease into the trend. Offered in a myriad of sizes, shapes and colors, you will undoubtedly find a primal print to suit your taste and style.
Like a hint of animal print, but rather it be noticed only on closer inspection? Vegan-friendly designer Stella McCartney has created the sophisticated yet very alluring Tilda Playing lace bodysuit (above right; $120). Wear it as underwear, or under a sheer blouse for an unexpected reveal. The monochromatic print is also offered in separates.
Of course, for a chic and feminine option, the Knotty Bandeau Bralette Bra ($85) from 3.1 Phillip Lim (you know how much I adore him) is the perfect underpinning to add to your spring wardrobe. With matching silk brief, the set will feel luxurious against your skin.
To unleash your carnal instincts, Encore L’Amour silk-chiffon playsuit ($145) by Mimi Holliday by Damaris (above leftO features a bold leopard print in a playful style. With ruffle hem and blush-hued trim, the sheer bodysuit is a perfect combination of sexy and sweet. The playsuit, as well as all other pieces listed above are available at net-a-porter.com.
If you’re more voluptuous, Whimsy by Lunaire has a beautiful, delicate leopard print bra (available up to a G cup!) with black lace trim and matching boy short. What’s even better is that the Barbados set (see below left) is available for $15-28 and can be found at barenecessities.com.