One Look, Two Ways: Lady Gaga Demonstrates How to Wear Leather Lingerie on the Carpet

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From left: Lady Gaga in Berlin (2013), Lady Gaga at the Songwriters Hall of Fame Induction Awards.

Mother monster shows us how it's done.

Sartorial superstar Lady Gaga knows the sin that is wearing the same outfit twice — which is why when she truly loves a design, she finds a way to mix it up.

Take, for example, her leather bra and panty set (a Gaga wardrobe staple, obviously). Rather than repeat an outfit (the horror!), Gaga uses her brilliant eye to transform the ensemble into two distinct looks. Here, we breakdown two ways to wear leather lingerie in public so you, too, can get the most wear out of your daytime casual underwear.

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Like any daring fashionista, Gaga knows that the best way to transform an outfit is with fantastic accessories. So to jazz up her already buzzworthy leather lingerie while promoting her album in Berlin in 2013, the singer added garter-style tights and platform stiletto lace-up boots, and tied the look together with a floor-length fur coat with red satin lining. And let's not forget that statement-making beauty look. A platinum pixie and frosty white lashes are kept from looking too "White Witch" (a la The Chronicles of Narnia) with a Salvador Dali-inspired stache.

To switch it up for Thursday evening's Songwriter Hall of Fame Induction Awards — where she received the Contemporary Icon Award — Gaga's two-piece leather lingerie ensemble got an Ozzy Osbourne-meets circus ringmaster update with a bright red smoking jacket, bedazzled round sunglasses and ski boot-inspired buckled flatforms.