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What to Wear to a Lingerie Party

Picture it now: you and the girls, your favorite lingerie, and a fabulous night of fun, (and your friends will even be there, too). Whether you’re gathering for a girls’ night or attending a bachelorette party , a lingerie party offers an opportunity to show off your most sultry self.

If you’re used to an out-of-sight approach to your undergarments, however, figuring out what to wear to a lingerie party can be a tease.

The trick to putting together a flirty-yet-fashionable lingerie party look? Think of your lingerie as just one part of your overall outfit. What you wear and pair with that beautiful  lingerie can have you feeling confident and comfy all night long for whatever lingerie party ideas you have planned.

Tips for Finding Your Lingerie Party Fit

Whether the party will take place at a friend’s house or a nightclub, some simple styling tricks can help you take on this style challenge with total confidence. Here are some tips to help you feel your best in your intimate lingerie, no matter where the themed party takes place:

  • Find out the party details – If a friend is hosting a lingerie-themed girls’ night, it can simply be a chance to dress up in your most fun and flirty outfits. On the other hand, some bridal showers and bachelorette lingerie parties are meant to offer lingerie gifts to the bride.1 Others may feature lingerie swaps and sales where you can try on new styles. In that case, you may want an outfit that allows for ease in the changing room.
  • Layers are your friend – Whatever your comfort level with lingerie-revealing outfits, layers can be a lifesaver. A stylish wrap, silk robe, cardigan, or button-up can keep the chills away and allow you to cover up when needed. 
  • Go undercover – If you’re aiming for a bold bra-out look, we say go for it. But what if the bra you want to wear is a little more see-through than you prefer outside the bedroom? A pair of silicone nipple covers beneath your bra can provide a veil without breaking your style.
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9 Styles to Try for a Fun and Flirty Lingerie Party

Perhaps you’re already a pro when it comes to showcasing elements of lingerie in your wardrobe. Whatever part lingerie plays in your style, a lingerie party offers you the opportunity to make the frilly adornments and bold cut-outs your statement piece—not just an accessory. 

Still, you have plenty of options to suit your style. Need help when it comes to how to pick out lingerie? These 9 lingerie party outfit ideas offer ensembles for every lingerie-loving fashionista.

#1 Mean Business with a Bra and Blazer

Bras and blazers both have their places in fashion history. But if you’re willing to break style tradition, pairing both for your lingerie party outfit is one fantastic way to show them who’s boss. 

For bra-and-blazer inspiration, you need look no further than recent runway shows where designers highlighted the combo for its subtle yet sexy look.2 Top your favorite lace plunge bra and matching panties with a blazer for a peek-through look that gives away just enough. For extra pizazz, try a velvet blazer or one in a bright color.

If you’re going out, opt for a pair of matching trousers on the bottom. Accessorize with heels, dangly earrings, and a sparkly clutch to keep the vibes glam and gorgeous.

#2 Keep it Silky Smooth

For an outfit that feels as luxurious as it looks, accent your sexy lingerie with a silk robe or kimono. Pair the covering with a balcony bra and matching panties to add contrast to the robe’s floaty feel. To complete the high-low look, try them with a pair of high-waisted lace panties.

When it’s time to accessorize, incorporate pieces that feel just as chic and breezy, such as:

  • A pair of strappy sandals
  • Gold or silver bangles
  • A straw clutch purse

For situations where you need a little more coverage (such as when you’re on your way to the themed party location), choose a robe with a belt you can use to tie it closed. If you’d like a little more coverage on the bottom, add a pair of lace or silk shorts to keep it floaty and flirty. 

#3 Go Classy Causal with a Teddy and Jeans

Want an effortlessly sexy look that dresses up or down just as easily? Pair a lacy black teddy or bodysuit with jeans. This look gives you the sultry style of lingerie but offers a touch more modesty to your middle. 

When choosing your denim, go with a pair of jeans that hug your curves, or pull on a distressed pair to show some extra skin. Finish off this look with a messy high bun, a pair of wedge heels, and some dainty jewelry.

For a lingerie look that works just as well in colder temps, try this fit with a slouchy knit or mid-length cardigan. 

#4 Add an Edge with Longline Lace and Leather

If you’d describe your style as biker-chick-meets-ballet, this one’s for you. Aside from looking oh-so-sweet, a lacy longline bra comes with a little more fabric in the band area. This feature can provide a touch more coverage and offers even more playful lace. 

But what if you also want to add an edge?

A pair of leather or faux-leather leggings make the perfect pairing. With a slight shine and smooth feel, these leggings’ fitted look will offset the sweet appeal of your lacy longline bra. For an even more edgy style, accessorize your outfit with bold elements, such as:

  • A chunky platform shoe or heel
  • A choker necklace
  • Jewelry with silver spikes

Want to switch up this look even further? Try a leather jacket instead of leggings, and wear bottoms in a silky pink fabric instead.

#5 Pair with PJs for Sexy Comfort

Maybe your lingerie party will double as a movie night or sleepover—or maybe you just want all the coziness of a bedtime look. Either way, a cute and loungewear lingerie set can lead the way to ultimate (yet sexy) comfort.

The key to styling this outfit with ease is to find a balance of cozy and flirty. For example, wear a matching satin pajama set with a long-sleeve top and shorts. Instead of buttoning all the way up, leave the top slightly open (if not undone altogether) to let your lingerie peek through. Try this ensemble with a lacy wireless triangle bra in a contrasting color.

Even if your lingerie party turns into a slumber party, don’t forget to style this outfit up. Wearing a bold, flirty lipstick color and a winged eyeliner can keep your PJ set looking chic and intentional. Don’t forget to keep your feet cozy with a pair of matching slippers and a cute pedicure.

#6 Layer with a White Button-Up

You may have heard of the “boyfriend” look, but this one is all about dressing up for your time with the girls. The star of the show? An unassuming, oversized plain white button-up. That might sound drab on its own, but a white shirt can be the ideal way to balance your boldest set of brightly-colored bra and panties.

When it comes to styling your shirt, you have a few options. Try wearing it:

  • With a few buttons undone
  • With the ends tied together
  • Undone entirely
  • With rolled-up sleeves

If the shirt is oversized enough, you might feel comfortable going with just panties underneath. However, you can also feel free to pair it with some cute boy shorts or boxers. Alternatively, try a shirt dress that offers more length, but still allows a bright red lace bra to peek through.

#7 Style it Sassy with a Slip Dress 

If you happen to be a bride-to-be, a white slip dress offers the perfect combo of wedding chic and bachelorette sexy. A bra-like top with lined cups still gives you the sensuous look of lingerie, while a silky bodice and skirt transform the rest of this outfit into a slinky ensemble suitable for any night out.

Of course, you don’t have to have a ring on your finger to pull off this style. A black option can also offer an extra layer of evening sultriness.

To let your slip dress shine, keep your accessories simple. For your footwear, try a pair of open-toed slides (heels optional). If you need to add a bit of warmth, add a cropped denim jacket or a blazer.

#8 Go Comfy Chic with a Bodysuit

If lace isn’t your thing, a cotton or jersey bodysuit can provide an alluring alternative without looking frumpy. Keep this fit feeling modern in a neutral color, but feel free to dress it up however you please.

Thanks to its chic simplicity, a bodysuit opens the door for all kinds of creative accessories.

Try it with:

  • A floaty, floor-length cardigan
  • A pair of sheer tulle shorts
  • Knee-high boots or socks
  • A statement necklace or bracelet

#9 Embrace the Unexpected with an Inside-Out Ensemble

The bra-over-shirt trend is nothing new, but it brings a level of the unexpected that keeps any outfit looking fresh.3 For a lingerie party, it also allows you the opportunity to show off your bra in all its glory—no cover-ups required.

The secret to this outfit is simple: wear your top underneath and layer a bra over it. Any style of bottoms will work for this fit, but a mini skirt can add to the flirty feel. 

When choosing your layers, the trick is to play with varied fabrics and colors. For example, a plain white T-shirt provides an excellent backdrop for your fanciest jewel-toned demi bra. But you can also go tone-on-tone for a more subtle look. For this option, try pairing a fitted black long-sleeve top with a barely-there black lace bra. 

Complete Your Lingerie Party Ensemble with Gooseberry Intimates

However you decide to dress up your lingerie, one thing’s for certain: you’ll need a fashionable, flirty set to complement your other pieces and pairings. 

With Gooseberry Intimates, there’s no question you, “the girls,” and your friends will want to incorporate lingerie into every outfit. 

Gooseberry’s timeless pieces offer you plenty of effortlessly sexy options. Plus, all our garments are hand-dyed and carefully crafted. That means you can be confident knowing you’re flaunting the highest-quality pieces.

From daring details to delicate lace, find your perfect lingerie party fit with Gooseberry.


  1. Brides. Everything You Need to Know About Planning a Lingerie Shower
  2. Vogue. According to the Runways, No Shirt, No Problem.  
  3. WhoWhatWear. How to Finally Pull Off the Bra-Top Trend. 

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