Sexy corsets, sheer fabric, hot garters and feathers are making their way onto ready-to-wear runways. Boudoir secrets are being exposed this season, and women are not being shy about it. Vintage lingerie is making a strong comeback into day looks while sexy, slnky cover ups are being strutted around the streets. A silk-inspired robe is worn as a dress, while leather corsets are layered over outerwear.

Sheer nylon and cut outs are being worn all across town highlighting a women’s best features, her curves. The message of sex is blatant, but somehow designers manage to keep it classy.

D&G wips up a sexy Scarlet O’Hara look in a velvet corset mini dress with deeply exposed shoulders.

Alexander Wang plays peekaboo with a bare midriff, bandeau top, and strategically placed bolero jacket.

Feathers and nylon? You’d expect to see it on a Burlesque dancer, but not on a Givenchy model. Somehow the wool trousers pull it together into a class act.

Fendi’s warrior goddess…A tightly fitted leather corset over a nude wool mini dress is seductive and sleek.

Hussein Chalayan’s unexpected pairing of a grey mini and thigh-high boots with black garter belts modernizes a historical and sexy lingerie piece.

Balenciaga wraps a velvet and silk dress over a sheer body suit for a luxurious twist to day wear that begs to be taken to bed.

Perhaps with all of the cutbacks this season, designers are reminded that women need to feel luxurious and beautiful, and what is more sexy than lingerie?

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.

Not in any way reminiscent of the Madonna era of tacky, lace 1980’s heyday, these looks are sultry, elegant and use inviting fabrics that make you want to melt.