This season, designers are heavily trending the classic tap pant. This has been a popular silhouette for lingerie design in past decades, and it seems that this Fall, designers are incorporating this cheeky look into their runway collections.
A close relative of the hot pant, the tap pant is a less demanding and more feminine shape. Current designs are offered in lace, silk, satin, cotton and even leather. Sequined tap pants have also been quite popular with ladies who frequent the nightclub scene. When wearing a tap pant, it is important to wear a top which will flatter your torso and balance the less booty-hugging bottom. I recommend a cropped button-front shirt in a contrasting color. Sheer and flowing tops will work as well. If the wearer of the tap pant is a bit more demure, consider pairing it with black opaque or patterned tights and a sleek heel.
This season’s tap pants are heavily influenced by lingerie, and Hanky Panky has implemented the best inspirations for our Fall 2011 collection. Though I wouldn’t suggest wearing these as outerwear, I’m sure you’ll enjoy wearing them in the boudoir! Our Silky Skin Luxe Collection for Fall 2011 features a Hanky Panky take on the classic tap pant. We’ve created it using a beautiful shade of hot teal Silky Skin fabric and black lace trim. Pair it with our matching Luxe bralette.
If you’re looking for a sexier version of this look, you may like our Silky Skin teddy. This piece is made from the same hot teal Silky Skin material, featuring a sexy lace midsection. Our teddy has a similar aesthetic appeal as the tap pant yet provides full coverage.
No matter your preference, Hanky Panky’s tap pant-inspired fall pieces are sure to make you feel like a sexy vintage starlet.