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Trend Spotlight: Bras on the Runway

For Spring 2012, designers quite literally let it all hang out on the catwalk by showing looks paired with exposed bras. Whether bandeau-style, boldly patterned or trimmed with traditional lace, the lingerie staple looked so pretty on its own that we wondered—for a minute—why you're supposed to cover up bras in the first place.

See how some of our favorite designers incorporated bras into their spring collections in the slideshow below. Would you take a chance on the underwear-as-outerwear trend?

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Dolce & Gabbana

Fairchild Archive

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Versace

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Nina Ricci

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Emilio Pucci

Fairchild Archive

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Proenza Schouler

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Prada

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Donna Karan

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D&G

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DKNY

WWD/Robert Mitra

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Band of Outsiders

WWD/George Chinsee

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