Here’s How To Nail a Corset Look This Holiday Season
Corsets are back! Easy to till when you see the most it-girls on TikTok reviving this trend into the most 2021’s wearable fashion trend. While it is a great piece for making your figure look flattering, accentuating natural curves, and even helping give you a teeny tiny waist. Finding the right corset and styling it without looking like a lingerie model or a victorian cosplay cast can be tricky. But things have become much easier now as designers have reimagined this boudoir-inspired staple for the modern age so it is no longer a Halloween, bedroom, or evening piece anymore. With the right styling, you can actually wear it in the daytime with no shame.
If you are trying to add this piece to your fall wardrobe or already own one but are not sure how to style it… we’ve got you.
If You Are Wearing a Dress
Under-bust, over-bust, belt, longline, or with straps corsets. When it comes to wearing a corset over a dress the possibilities are endless. To choose the best one for you it is important to consider your body shape. For instance, over-bust corsets are best for women with a smaller bust. As the corset will give the illusion of a bigger bust. Under-bust or belt corsets are best for women with a rectangle shape as they will cinch their waists giving the illusion of an hourglass figure. Also, an under-bust corset works magic on women who have great curves and their goal is to slim the waistline. If you have a great hourglass figure wear any corset you like just to add another layer to your outfit.
Play around with colors and textures to make an impact. For instance wear a vibrant dress color with a black corset, or a corset in a bold color like deep red to stand out against a neutral outfit.
If You Are Wearing a Shirt
You can get as creative as you want. Just try to keep things balanced. If you choose a statement corset silhouette, choose a basic shirt. With or without straps, under or over-bust, short long style, the sky is the limit… Here are some inspos.
If You Are Wearing a Knit Top
hmm, I think it is the way to go for fall. You have two options either wearing your corset over your basic high neck knit, or wearing it under the trending half-sweater matched to your wide-leg pant. because you are matching your corset to a basic item you can really choose a statement one with a dramatic silhouette, in leather or with laces.
If you go for the second option try to keep the color palette neutral to help make the entire outfit look a little more timeless. Ta-da you are ready to pose for a street-style shot.
If You Are Wearing a Blazer or a Suit
Thanks to the likes of Rihanna and Bella Hadid who have made wearing a corset over an oversized blazer looks so effortless. The best types of corsets to wear over your regular or cropped blazer would be the under-bust or the belt corset. Just make sure to size up for optimal breathing room. It’s up to you whether you choose to wear something under your blazer or keep things a bit more sexy.
If you decided to wear your blazer over your corset, the over-bust would be a good option. You can wear it on its own or over a basic sweater, t-shirt or white shirt. For the fabric, the color and the print try to contrast but with harmony. For example, if you are wearing a plaid blazer, match it with a plain corset but in leather, so there is a contrast but both are still heavy. On the other hand, if you are wearing a solid color blazer with a bit of sheen to it, go for a lace corset for instance to keep things soft and in the same spirit.
Corsets are the way to go if you are looking for a simple way to liven up a classic suit and add depth to it. Whether it is shorts, pants or a skirt suit follow the same mentioned tricks.
If You Are Wearing it on its Own
Over-bust is the way to go of course. Choose the style and color that suit you best. Match it to your denim and a classic pump and you are good to roll. If you are a bit heavy on the waist and the bust, go for blacks as they can make you look slimmer. A bodysuit corset is another option to try too.