There’s no time like the present, is there? Especially not this present. But yes, there’s no time like the present for a lot of things. One such thing is embracing the underwear trend. This might mean Fashion East flashbacks for some but, for the rest of us, ‘embracing the underwear trend’ is in fact a euphemism for ‘not bothering to get fully dressed’ - both are valid.
When we refer to ‘Fashion East flashbacks’ we are, of course, alluding to Charlotte Knowles and Supriya Lele. Both worn with aplomb by Bella Hadid, these are brands that monopolise the underwear trend with the might of corsetry and the allure of all that is clingy and sheer. In Paris, Louis Vuitton did its bit in its most recent show with petticoats galore and a couple of pieces positioned near enough to the breast to be categorised as bras.
That’s the trend embraced in its fashionable form, but what of the other faction? The power here rests in diversity - ‘not bothering to get fully dressed’ represents a universe of possibility. Sometimes, it might mean not changing out of your Olivia von Halle pyjamas and others, it’s wearing nothing but a Gilda & Pearl robe with a pair of Roger Vivier mules and Raey socks. Indeed, 'not bothering to get fully dressed' could just mean not wearing anything at all, and while that's not our remit on this part of the site, we do - human to human - recommend investing in a body brush.
After all, there’s no time like an unprecedented period of enforced social isolation to be in a semi-permanent state of undress, is there?