Last Updated on 23rd October 2013

steep v cheap lace camiThanks to the sexily sleepy Louis Vuitton  AW ’13 collection, the style set were all over the idea of sleepwear as outerwear. Lace-trimmed camisole tops and dresses, worn beneath oversized coats and completed with a dark stain on the lips is the look du jour for the new season, and we’re in.

Not content with just being a day-to-night option, the lace camisole is enjoying its newly acquired wardrobe staple status; worn with wide-leg trousers and a tuxedo jacket for a refreshing slant on Le Smoking, or paired with skinny jeans, a cashmere knit and boots for an easy day look.

Had trouble tracking down the perfect camisole to suit you budget or style? Don’t fret, because we’ve done the legwork and picked out two gorgeous styles that sit either end of the spectrum.

Up first at the steep end, the lace-trimmed silk camisole from Antonio Berardi (£600) is a winner for those looking to make a luxe investment. Delicately crafted from pure silk, we love the skinny shoulder straps and sheer black and beige lace detail. The perfect high-end option if you’re after a fail-safe evening look; you’ll be wearing this camisole for years to come.

But if your purse strings won’t stretch that far, then fear not! Luxe lingerie brand, Myla London, has the perfect mid-range offering. Coming in at £135, the Isabella camisole is an equally stylish (and cheaper) alternative to its high-end sibling, and features similarly delicate lace detail and adjustable straps. Sleepwear as outerwear doesn’t come better than this!

Will you splash the cash, or will you play frugal fashion body?

Steep: Antonio Berardi lace-trimmed silk camisole, £635, available at Matches Fashion

Cheap: Isabella camisole, £135, available at Myla London

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