Throwback The ’90s – Underwear As Outerwear

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Interestingly, this is one of my preferred fashion trends from the ’90s. I remember that underwear of any kind, from the satin nightgowns; silk robes; bras and/or corsets as tops; slip dresses with bra’s straps to boxer shorts… Basically, any form of undergarment had become a fashionable trend when wearing as our outerwear during the ’90s.

This trend screams both femininity and liberty to me. And I still treasure my Moschino bra-strap navy lace cocktail dress and my Plein Sud lingerie-inspired high slit satin dress. This undergarment lace number as you see from the above ’90s photo of myself was also among my favourites and I wore it all the time!

These days, when it comes to wearing intimate attire as outerwear, I’d style it more carefully – it can be a fine line between being a fashionista and looking like a “working girl”.
Well, the bright side is, if I wore my silk pyjamas to take out the rubbish, I might be seen as the chicest dresser in the neighbourhood!

Location shoot in Taiwan during the ’90s by photographer Tsong-Chii, Lynn.
Special thanks to photographer Kent JohnsonΒ for the post film scan edit.


  1. kentojohnson · · Reply

    Love that shot, sweet and a little bit sexy at the same time. The train tracks work too!

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment Kent. And THANK YOU for the post film scan edit! Much appreciated!!! X

  2. This look is so feminine but so practical at the same time! A great way to pull off lingerie in the streets πŸ˜›
    xx Sky

    1. Awww.., I’m so glad to hear it from you Sky. πŸ™‚ Thank you! X

  3. Love this look! You are too fab!

    1. Thank you Kat. I’m flattered! X

  4. Absolutely stunning! Totally love the vibe and your whole look!

    1. Your lovely compliments have put a big smile on my face Mikaela. Thank you! X

  5. You look very stylish! Love your culottes ❀
    Kisses, Marina

    1. Thank you Marina. πŸ’– I love these culottes too.., I should never give them away…..

  6. Lovely indeed πŸ’ž Ahhhh the 90’s such a fun era.

    1. It truly was!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘

  7. Molly X · · Reply

    Amazing style !
    xx Molly

    1. Thank you Molly. X

  8. I just discovered your blog and it’s amazing! Love all the outfits!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m glad that you enjoy my blog. X

    1. Thank you Adi. X

  9. caminim · · Reply

    you look stunning Vivienne ❀

    1. Thank you Cami. πŸ’‹πŸ’‹

    1. Thank you Violette! X

  10. igaparker · · Reply

    Your pants are so damn great! I love the whole styling, too πŸ™‚ Great job, hun!


    1. Thank you for your sweet compliments Iga. Whoever bought my grey culottes from the charity thrift store was a lucky girl! πŸ™‚

  11. I love it!

  12. So cute! It’s crazy how you could absolutely wear that now and still be on trend!

    1. That’s right, thanks to fashion trends from the past that always make a comeback! Cheers to that Ebonee. X

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