When you're a star, you can wear whatever you want—literally. Standard apparel rules us "normals" follow go out the window when a celebrity is getting dressed. Case in point: A bra is totally a shirt if your name is Bella Hadid, Rihanna, or Kim Kardashian West. And yes, see-through lace bodysuits work for the daytime. Ahead, 40 times celebrities mastered the art of wearing lingerie as clothing. Follow suit, if you dare.
At the 2016 American Music Awards, the singer showed up in a lacy bustier top and white pants. She proved you can mix lingerie pieces with sleek office-ready trousers for that sexy nighttime look.
The model attended La Perla's store opening during Milan Fashion Week and wore a bodysuit with a furry crop jacket and champagne-colored pants. It was a seamless way to work the brand's lingerie pieces into her party attire.
The model's I-just-rolled-out-of-bed look is impressive. She let her black lace bra peek out from underneath her luxe sleepwear and added a red lip and heels to dress up the ensemble.
Hadid wore head-to-toe pink for an event in NYC. She selected a bralette for underneath her see-through lace shirt to spice up the feminine ensemble. It worked.
If there's a bra you want to show off, wear a sheer shirt like Ashley Graham did for an Addition Elle event in 2016. To keep the outfit modest the rest of the way, a long body-hugging skirt will do.
For a more understated way to wear your lingerie, pick a black bodysuit or tank top and layer it with your favorite black duster coat and pants. Ciara pulled off this fashion week–worthy look in 2016 at Givenchy's runway show.
What does one wear under a sheer dress? Nude undergarments of course. Hadid rocked it in this beige Dior ensemble and convinced us the look is definitely worth a try.
Show off all your pretty bralettes by wearing them under a tailored blazer. Just like the Kardashians, Delevingne tends to gravitate towards this style—and why not? It looks amazing on her.
The sheer top + bra trend had a moment in 2017 and is always an option when you want to show a little skin. To dress down the look, pull a Bieber and wear with jeans.
Going to an award show or getting ready for bed? Miley wore this daring white buster and matching boy shorts ensemble to the iHeart Radio Music Festival in 2013. The sneakers, instead of heels, added a more casual touch.
As Sports Illustrated's 2015 Sportsperson of the Year, Williams was not afraid to tap into the brand's DNA of baring it all. The tennis star looked amazing in a lace slip dress, which she wore with a flouncy skirt and black boy shorts.
Going to an outdoor concert this summer? You'll want to take a page from Sara Sampaio's book and wear this plunging bodysuit with a bralette and denim shorts. It's sexy, ventilated, and comfortable.
The date-night outfit that'll keep your SO's eyes on you all night long. Just be careful when you drink red wine. Joan Smalls, or someone on her team, probably kept a Tide-to-Go pen nearby just in case.
Anything goes when you're sitting front row at the Louis Vuitton show, especially sheer ensembles. The actress managed to look sexy, edgy, and tasteful with this see-through long-sleeve tunic top and bra.
You can layer a tee underneath your pantsuit set, but our preference, as is Kendrick's, is to layer a lacy bodysuit. The actress and singer mastered the look with pink heels at the 60th annual Grammy Awards.
How to make any night gown work for the day: add a furry coat and heels. Skriver looked like she was ready to party after her 9-to-5 modeling job.
Scroll through street style pics of Bella Hadid and you'll see numerous instances of the model wearing some form of lingerie as clothing. Exhibit A: Hadid paired a white bustier with high-waisted jeans and and an over-sized anorak while trotting around Paris.
Rihanna's wardrobe is so badass that you almost don't notice she's not wearing real clothes. Here, the singer’s floor-length coat, printed hat, and frayed denim almost disguised the fact that her top is actually a bra.
It shouldn't come as a surprise that Kim K—who has joked about "being naked most of the time"—is a multiple offender in the lingerie-as-clothes department. In 2016, she stepped out in New York City wearing a black bra, an open blazer, and velvet leggings.
In 2018, Kendall Jenner breezed through New York City wearing a silky chemise and jeans—a combo she relies on time and time again. Conjure up an image of Kendall Jenner in your mind and you’re likely to picture the model like so.
Katy Perry made a convincing case for slip dresses as evening wear when she wore this pink, lacy number in London over the summer.
The model walked the 2016 Los Angeles Fashion Awards red carpet in a sheer gown that exposed the body suit she was wearing underneath.
Halsey isn’t one to shy away from super-bold red carpet looks. The singer wore this bra-and-skirt combo with over-the-knee gladiator sandals to the 2017 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bella Thorne arrived at the Adidas and Manchester United Squad Unmissable event in an interesting ensemble. The actresses opted for a black, strappy bra, low-rise denim, and an unbuttoned jersey, giving us major early-aughts vibes.
In 2017, Hadid stepped off a plane at Heathrow airport in the comfiest version of lingerie as clothes: The model paired a white sports bra with an open, black sweatshirt and matching pants.
Khloe Kardashian arrived at the Good American launch event in Los Angeles wearing a lacy bodysuit with light-wash jeans. Fun fact: Khloe’s wax figure at Madame Tussauds Los Angeles is dressed in this look!
It’s fitting that Tinashe brought out her bedroom best for Rihanna’s Fenty PUMA show in 2017, since RiRi loves lingerie so much herself. The singer’s turtleneck was complete with a bra-bearing cutout, because why not.
In 2015, Rita Ora was spotted in London wearing a fishnet tank over a black bra. The look was completed with slashed denim and an unzipped bomber jacket.
Kim really went for it while she and Kanye were in Miami Beach, Florida, in 2016. The reality star was spotted wearing a plunging bodysuit under a super-sheer dress with lace-up heels and a diamond choker.
Iggy Azalea gave off major Sporty Spice vibes at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with a blue bra, baggy denim, and platform sneakers.