By Andrea Cheng
Jun 27, 2014 @ 12:44 pm
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This past April, the Roundabout Theatre Company brought back the 1966 Broadway production Cabaret, a musical set in 1931 Berlin (on the brink of the Nazis rise to power) that tells the tale of cabaret performer Sally Bowles (played by Michelle Williams) and her love interest, a young American writer Cliff Bradshaw, at the Kit Kat Klub.

As with any production that revolves around a seedy nightclub, Cabaret showcases its performers in various states of undress. And we got to see it all, in broad daylight no less, when Alan Cumming, who stars in the show as the Emcee, brought the Kit Kat Klub to the Rockefeller Plaza on the Today show. Though wildly risqué at first (especially over our morning coffee), we were transfixed on the scantily clad dancers in their second-skin underpinnings—titillating, yes, but demure at the same time.

Typically, nude underthings serve as necessities rather than sexy go-tos. But the Cabaret is making us rethink our nighttime lingerie altogether with neutral pieces that boast pretty sheer fabrics and lace detailing. Take a look at our inspired picks below:

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From left: Belabumbum lace boyshorts, $33; Eberjey bralette and culottes, $44 (top) and $36 (bottom); Fortnight Lingerie long line bra, $120;

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From left: Cosabella bra and boyshorts, $68 (top) and $33 (bottom); Calvin Klein Underwear bra, $40;

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From left: Natori bra, $68; Elle Macpherson Intimates boyleg, $26;