As Fall 2016 approaches, hot new styles grace the runways of Paris, Milan, and New York. Autumn weather might still be in the works, but FW 2016 fashion is already in full-swing.
Luxe fabrics, lavish detailing, and fresh new cuts are dominating this season’s stand-out favorites. Other top flavors include rich jewel tones, aggressively fabulous footwear, and creative vintage-inspired layering. As with all good things, it’s what’s underneath that really counts.
To prove it, we’ve put together our master list of the hottest trends in lingerie for fall 2016. As summer starts to wind down, it’s time for a fresh start, and luxe lingerie is the perfect place to begin. Here you’ll discover the sexiest trends in lingerie for the fall season and beyond. Check out our favorite new styles.
Rich, Fall Colors
Many of the season’s hottest colors are coming from old school inspiration—very old school inspiration. Luxe fabrics are pairing brilliantly with medieval-inspired cuts and corsetry, and call for deep, rich colors to match.
Lush burgundy and moody gray are two of our favorite shades of the season. For an opulent touch, flashes of royal blue and pearl white add a luxurious, sophisticated touch to the best lingerie for fall. Of course, classic elements like deep black and pearlescent ivory are also dominating fall lingerie trends. (We’re of the opinion that Maison Close nails these shade to perfection.)
To complete the look, particularly with deep tones like rich burgundy and opulent gray, don’t forget that accessorizing is key, and vintage style jewelry (bonus points for ruby and sapphire) in warm gold and aged silver rule the day.
Innerwear as Outerwear
While it may be what’s underneath that counts, there’s never been a better time to reveal it to the world. On international runways, city streets, and our favorite celebs, lingerie is making a bold statement in day-to-day street wear. One of our favorite trends in lingerie, underwear as outerwear has never been sexier. Kanye West’s Yeezy line featured nude bodysuits that cross over from mere bedroom attire during New York Fashion Week. Likewise, Parisian runway presentations showcased classic attire with deliciously risque elements.
To nail the look, contrast sensual pieces with practical, professional ones, like a simple blazer or power jacket. Casual slacks or ripped designer jeans pair gorgeously with high-fashion lingerie for a fun night out, or to up the ante on a second date. (For best results, consider pairing with a bold statement choker, another one of the season’s hottest fashion trends.)
If there are any trends in lingerie that transcend all seasons, a strong case could be made for the bodysuit. From lavish classics to heart-stopping contemporary designs, this versatile lingerie style is a sexy carryover from Spring/Summer 2016 styles and is about to majorly hit its stride in Fall 2016.
From blissfully luxurious pieces to scandalous game changers, the body suit has a way of reinventing itself with each new season. In Fall/Winter 2016, be on the lookout for hot bodysuit styles in luxe velvet materials with vintage-inspired twists. Our current top pick is the perfectly executed Music Hall Draped Bodysuit from Maison Close. To make a clean break from flirtier summer styles, we also recommend the Sultry Black Bodysuit from Be Wicked, which touts pin-up worthy allure and artfully plays on the current resurgence of mesh.
While low-cut everything may have dominated past trends in lingerie, nothing is currently more en vogue than the high-cut panty. Another vintage-inspired look in lingerie for fall, this trend is sexy, timeless, and endlessly alluring. This season, look for high-cut briefs in delicate fabrics like lace and silk, featuring long, flattering silhouettes.
In addition to topping the FW 2016 trend charts, high-waisted lingerie can claim a couple of additional sources of appeal. For one, high-waisted often means cinched waist, which can help to create a timelessly elegant hourglass physique. Likewise, high-cut briefs tend to create the visual impression of elongating the legs, which is always a winning scenario. For best results, pair this type of lingerie with sexy, vintage-inspired heels.
Expecting the Unexpected
From outerwear to underwear, one of the hottest trends for fall is unexpected detailing. Of course, when it comes to the hottest lingerie for fall (in which the element of surprise is often key), such details are a must. Daring lingerie from the likes of Hauty, such as the Pleather and Mesh Teddy in deep black, are perfect for contemporary style divas who want to blend the in-the-moment sporty mesh look with figure-flattering contours that never go out of style. Likewise, the polka-dot mesh and satin styling of the Music Hall Luxe Bodysuit from Parisian designer Maison Close, while undoubtedly classic, pushes unexpected Fall 2016 trends in lingerie to the hilt.
To truly capitalize on this trend, we recommend opting for luxe lingerie that shows off what you love best about your own body. Surprising cuts, unorthodox fabrics, and unconventional designs are dominating the season. Leverage this to your advantage with unusual colors, shapes, or designs that turn you on (and that are thus likely to have that same effect on others).
As evidenced by the latest runway offerings for this fall, one of the hottest current trends in lingerie is bold, expressive, and statement-making prints. From wild botanical designs to retro geometric offerings, this trend combines high fashion and sensual appeal in a truly unique way. Unlike typical fall seasons, lingerie for fall 2016 is showing off a surprising array of colors, including vibrant pink and sun yellow. These are best showcased in patterns and prints, whether retro-inspired or decidedly contemporary.
To achieve the perfect look, aim for prints with lines and curves that flatter your natural shape. For instance, try to select geometric patterns that align with hips, collarbones, and natural “V” shapes. For designs more classic, vintage-inspired designs, let the organic curves of the fabric accentuate your own. Above all, ditch lingerie prints that look great on the hanger but do you no favors. Instead, opt for sexy, sensual, and exciting prints that also showcase your natural assets.
Lingerie for All Women
While it’s certainly not exclusive to fall, we’re excited to see the ascendance of fabulous trends in lingerie for all women this season.
More exploratory designs mean sexier looks for women of all sizes, shapes, and personality profiles. Body positivity and plus size lingerie are enjoying a fabulous time in cutting-edge lingerie design.
Likewise, elegant configurations for older women have never been hotter, as evidenced by current models like Marie Helvin. Meanwhile, ever-creative and socially conscious Cosabella has created a landmark post op bra for breast cancer survivors - the Happie Post Op Bralette - which shows off innovations in matching form and function to perfection. Ultimately, the time has never been better for women to embrace their personal beauty and express themselves through exquisite lingerie.
Accessorizing for Fall 2016
While an exceptional piece of lingerie may be the centerpiece of your look, we recommend complementing your coup de grâce with the perfect accessories. On-trend shoes, stockings, and lingerie can add the ideal finishing touch to the hottest lingerie. Take your look to the next level with sheer lace -op thigh-highs, an unusual pair of pumps (or boots, now that it’s fall), or smokey fall makeup for an unforgettable impact.
Making the Most of Lingerie for Fall
Reinvigorating your fall wardrobe isn’t just about hanging with the times. Lingerie experts agree that refreshing your wardrobe is at least as much a physical necessity as a mental/spiritual one. Because lingerie is often not only aesthetic but also functional, intimate apparel tends to wear down over time, and updating your wardrobe can be a fabulous (and much-needed) excuse to capitalize on the best new trends in lingerie.
Discover Your Perfect Fall 2016 Lingerie
At Smitten Lingerie, we not only love finding the best lingerie—we also love the sense of discovery, excitement, and empowerment that come with the territory. Embrace your own personal sense of style this season with the hottest lingerie. We’re pleased to offer not only the latest lingerie-related style updates but also the sexiest lingerie for fall and beyond. From the playful designs of Escante to the luxe offerings of Maison Close, as well as the racy innovations of Hauty and the timeless allure of Cosabella, our collection offers something to suit your every impulse.
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