Sabrina Carpenter Wears Vintage Victoria's Secret Lingerie to Tease Upcoming Coachella Performance

The pop star's sheer blue lingerie was last seen on the 1997 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show runway.

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Ahead of her Coachella debut, Sabrina Carpenter gave followers a tease of her performance style on Instagram. Posing in front of a poster of the 1982 film Manhattan Baby, the 24-year-old rising pop star wore a slinky blue lingerie number that looks almost identical to the slip that she’s pictured in for her risqué Coachella billboard.

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However, the wow factor here isn’t necessarily that Carpenter is pictured in a barely-there lingerie look that screams “naked-dressing.” It’s that the look itself is a vintage Victoria’s Secret piece that first emerged on the runway back in 1997, before Carpenter even existed on this earth. (She was born in 1999.)

Victoria's Secret Model during 3rd Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Ingrid Seynhaeve walks the Victoria's Secret runway in 1997, wearing the original blue lingerie that Sabrina Carpenter posted on Instagram.

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The sheer slip, in a glacial blue hue, features a lace-trimmed bra that’s seamlessly stitched into the rest of the dress. Beneath the see-through fabric, there’s an embroidered piece of underwear that appears to match the same floral-like pattern displayed on the bra.

It looks like not much has changed since ‘97—the Victoria’s Secret dress that Carpenter was pictured wearing appears not a smidge different from when it first made its debut. Jared Ellner, Carpenter's new stylist, confirmed the archival pull in an Instagram post of his own.

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As for her glam, the singer opted for a lightly tousled hair style and a rosy makeup look that featured saturated pink blush, subtle notes of glimmering highlighter, and a glossy lip.

Carpenter fans will note that this isn’t the star’s first rodeo with lingerie dressing. In fact, Carpenter seems to have an affinity for corseted dresses and teddy tops, many of which she’s worn on stage during her own performances and even while opening for Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour.

Sabrina Carpenter at Foro Sol in Mexico City during the Eras Tour.

Sabrina Carpenter performing during the Eras Tour, wearing a custom Frolov heart-cutout minidress.

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While performing during the Eras Tour at Foro Sol in Mexico City last summer, the pop star danced around on stage in a custom Frolov heart-cutout minidress adorned with brilliant silver embellishments. Other designers making their way into the "Feathers" singer's onstage wardrobe include Fanci Club, Versace, and custom Oscar de la Renta—often with glittery embellishments and lingerie cues.

In an interview with W Magazine about her recent campaign for Skims, Carpenter explains that her fashion choices are rooted in pure boldness: “I remember something that someone said to me once. It was like, ‘Honey, you should always leave the house as if you’re going to run into your ex.’ And I’ve followed that advice from that day forward.”

Lauren Tappan
Fashion Editor

Lauren K. Tappan is the Fashion Editor at Marie Claire, where she writes engaging stories ranging from shopping pieces to trend reports. Prior to Marie Claire, Lauren covered fashion and beauty for Harper’s Bazaar and ELLE as a freelance editor, with a specific focus on e-commerce. She also held editorial roles at Town & CountryInto The Gloss, and Philadelphia Style Magazine. Lauren earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a minor in Journalism, from the University of Pennsylvania. Follow her along at @laurenktappan.