Bra Tops, Harnesses and Exposed Lingerie on the Runway

From bra tops to "harnesses," exposed underpinnings were having a major moment on the spring runways.

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From bra tops to "harnesses," exposed underthings are having a major moment this spring. At Gaultier, a structured leather bra top in a metallic black layered with with sheer black lace, putting a luxe spin on an otherwise punk-rock ensemble.
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Thakoon's breezy spring collection paired prissy bubble-hem shorts with lacy bra tops and open button-down blouses to create a boardwalk-chic effect.
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Of course, there were plenty of runways that left bra tops utterly exposed. At Marc by Marc, a conservative knee-grazing skirt was paired with a peach printed bra and strappy Mary Jane wedges.
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Rag & Bone presented a more directional take on the lingerie trend with strappy leather harnesses meant to evoke aviation suiting. While the look is undeniably edgy, we don't anticipate anyone actually launching themselves from a plane in this attire, regardless of its inspiration sources.
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Single-strap tube bras like this one at Yigal Azrouel made a number of appearances layered beneath silk chiffon tops.
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A similar look from Richard Chai's spring collection, which explored layers of sheerness.
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In addition to sending unembellished bustiers down the runway, Rochas showed a series of see-through silk dresses paired with structured, pointy-tip bras a la 1955.
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Some of our favorite iterations of the lingerie trend were the most subtle. At Proenza, printed bra-tops were barely visible beneath bright tweed suits and v-neck blouses.
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Jeremy Scott designs for fearless ladies with a sense of humor, and this geometric skirt and bra top set would certainly not be suited to a more timid fashionista.
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The zip-front latex bra tops at Ohne Titel looked like something you might find in a more stylish version of the Equinox boutique.
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At Altuzarra, a shiny leather bandeau top adds a bit of sex-appeal to a simple, long-sleeved dress.
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Victoria Bartlett's endless fascination with lingerie and geometry was on proud display this season. If not worn as an actual shirt, this scribble-print bra top would be just the thing to have peeking out from a deeply-cut tank during summer months.
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Even Bottega Veneta, which is typically among the more dependably conservative luxury brands, offered up an interpretation of the lingerie trend. A textured leather bandeau gives a traditional black suit an edgy appeal.
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What at first glance seems to be a bright orange swimsuit from Nanette Lepore is revealed to be a skimpy summer ensemble by the addition of a short, matching blazer.
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Almost modest compared to some of the other bra tops we saw on the runway, Vena Cava's adjustable halters are meant to be worn with high-waist skirts or shorts.
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For the truly daring dresser, Antonio Marras' underpant-baring take on the lingerie trend is perhaps the most surprising of all, with underpinnings completely exposed beneath see-through embroidered skirts and dresses.
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