Runway: Slip of the Strap

Perhaps the only thing more seductive than baring your bra is revealing just a small sliver of it. This season for lingerie, it is all about the straps: sturdy 10mm elastics, delicate rattails, built-up, bondage, nude, neon. The rogue item of the season, bras are meant to be seen, but not meant to be matched, with all manners of straps peeking out from under filmy slips, halter-neck camis and even tube tops.

Clockwise: Milly by Michelle Smith, Victoria Beckham, Reed Krakoff, Jonathan Saunders, Cushnie et Ochs, Narciso Rodriguez

And then there’s this, the new video for Balenciaga’s Resort 2013 collection shot by Steven Meisel. Ever the trend trailblazer, Nicolas Ghesquière featured several bra-exposing ensembles in the collection that perfectly illustrate how to do “sexy” without trying too hard. Full video below.

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  • Some really nice bras here.