This past April the Roundabout Theatre Company’s rival of the 1966′s Cabaret opened on Broadway with Michelle Williams portraying Sally Bowles, a nightclub performer at Berlin’s Kit Kat Klub. The musical takes place in 1931, just prior to the Nazis’ rise to power, and tells the tale of the character and her love interest, a young American writer.
As with any production that revolves around a seedy nightclub, Cabaret showcases its performers in various states of undress. And when Alan Cumming, who stars in the show as the emcee, brought the Kit Kat Klub to New York’s Rockefeller Plaza on the Today show, we got to see everything—in broad daylight no less! Though the scantily clad dancers seemed wildly risqué to us at first (especially over our morning coffee), we transfixed on their second-skin underpinnings—which were titillating, yes, but demure at the same time.
Typically, nude underthings serve as necessities rather than sexy go-tos. But Cabaret made us rethink our nighttime lingerie by inspiring us to consider neutral pieces that boast pretty sheer fabrics and lace detailing. Take a look at our picks below:
From left: Belabumbum lace boyshorts, $ 33; journelle.com. Eberjey bralette and culottes, $ 44 (top) and $ 36 (bottom); anthropologie.com. Fortnight Lingerie long line bra, $ 120; journelle.com.
From left: Cosabella bra and boyshorts, $ 68 (top) and $ 33 (bottom); anthropologie.com. Calvin Klein Underwear bra, $ 40; net-a-porter.com.
From left: Natori bra, $ 68; trueandco.com. Elle Macpherson Intimates boyleg, $ 26; journelle.com.