Fashion statement, or just underwear? You be the judge

Jun 11, 2024
Troye Sivan and Jenna Ortega are among the latest celebrities to show off in their undergarments. But the question remains, why? Source: Getty Images

We know — we’re as shocked as you are.

The “underwear as outerwear” fashion trend isn’t new, but this year has seen a fierce resurgence in its prevalence among the youth of today and sometimes, styling a look with undergarments should be left to the professionals.

Check out some… interesting looks from celebrities that have graced the digital screens and red carpets of the world this year!

Anya-Taylor Joy

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Anya-Taylor Joy graced the Dior cruise red carpet this year with a classy but provocative look, strutting in a cinched silhouette featuring black stockings. With this near-monochrome look, it’s less about what’s covered and all about what isn’t.

Kristen Stewart

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The streets of New York City caught a glimpse of Spencer actress Kristen Stewart in a pantsless femme fatale look that would give anyone a heart attack. All we can think right now is, “Isn’t she cold?”

Troye Sivan

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This trend isn’t exclusive to women either — Australia’s own Troye Sivan was spotted in Cannes, France in a hyper-casual outfit that is reminiscent of 2000s’ hip-hop, but elevated to modern fashion with a knitted vest and tartan slacks.

Jenna Ortega

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The Scream 6 actress had a different approach to this trend, attending the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards with a partially deconstructed look that exposed the crinoline beneath her dress. By channelling a somewhat Victorian-esque aesthetic with its design, Ortega maintains a degree of modesty while sharing her take on the trend.

Ellen Pompeo

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Code blue! Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo rocked up to the 75th Primetime Emmy Awards in a sheer, rhinestoned top that left nothing to the imagination. Our diagnosis is inconclusive — what’s yours?

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