Publication touts it as an easy, relaxed wardrobe choice.

I write about lingerie often. Really often, actually. I’m not sure that’s what my English teachers had in mind when they were trying to educate me on competent composition and facetious phrasing, but there’s no denying that intimate apparel is a subject with both a broad appeal and legitimate depth.

And yet, even I think Japanese fashion magazine Sweet is going a bit too far in the latest look it’s recommending.

As shared in a snapshot from Twitter user @rukiruki00, the currently on-sale issue of Sweet features a model showing off what the publication describes as a bold yet relaxed ensemble: wearing a bra over a T-shirt. To be clear, the magazine isn’t talking about a super-cropped camisole or midriff-bearing halter top, but an actual piece of innerwear worn as your outermost layer.

“At first glance, wearing a bra over your T-shirt is a bold choice, but maybe because of the monotone color scheme, it works surprisingly well.”

Setting aside that questionable conclusion regarding why someone would wear this, a number of queries spring to mind about how. For example, does the over-the-T-shirt bra take the place of the one you’d ordinarily wear against your skin? That seems like it would result in a poor fit and lack of support, but on other hand, so would wearing two bras at once. Are you supposed to go out and buy a whole new lineup of outerwear bras, or is it OK to simply use whatever one you happen to have handy? And how would this work with the outdoor Fest-Bras that are now on sale in Japan?

It’s too early to say if Sweet’s idea will catch on or not. As one online commenter pointed out, even the magazine’s model seems to be laughing at this unusual attempt to push the fashion envelope. If this look does take off, though, it’s probably only a matter of time until Sweet suggests something similar for jeans and panties.

Source: Jin, Twitter/@rukiruki00

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