How to wear Corsets over Clothes

May 18, 2017
How to wear Corsets with Clothes

Most notably defined by Madonna in the 1980’s, the underwear as outerwear trend has made comebacks throughout the decades, with this season’s revival seeing lingerie pieces teamed with thick jumpers and hoodies in a juxtaposing manner.

This trend has had the marmite effect which fashion can and created divide over love or loathe of the execution. Whatever the verdict there is no denying this pieces influence in new season collections right from catwalk to high street. Spotted in SS17 shows for Loewe, Balenciaga and Isabel Marant, the cinched waist is making a comeback, taking note from historical structure of Victorian undergarments.

The shape itself is flattering across the board. Slimmer figures can feign roundness and curvy shapes can draw in the waist and draw attention to their best features. STYLEetc has put together three chic ways to rock this trend without looking like you’re only half-dressed.

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Gig Couture

corset dress


This look is all about attitude. Taking monochrome hues for the base, this style is offset by a hint of cherry red to keep things interesting. The corset shape is embedded into the T-Shirt in the form of  a ribbon fastening, which gives the same effect without go whole hog into the trend. Knee high boots and a slick of eyeliner will bring a rock inspired edge to complete this outfit.

Boho Hip

corset boho chic
Depicted in the seventies hippy movement and revived in the noughties boho influx, free spirited fashion returns in a new aesthetic. The confines of corset justaposes the hippy attitude in a beautiful way to offer up a style which flatters shape and gives off effortless vibes simultaneously. A suede shoulder bag and embroidered denim adheres to this look, whilst a leather jacket and statement Gucci shoes bring individual style.

Spice Girls Chic

sports corset style
Channel you inner nineties pop princess with this daring ensemble. The corset is worked into a standard sports luxe attire, with a bold contrast of black on white. The hoody is cinched by the satin feel belt, of which’s fabric adds a high end feel to a usually casual trend. Fitting the same theme, the smooth wide leg trousers are a refined take on standard tracksuit bottoms, elevating this look. The final accompaniments to make this look unique are the platform Gucci trainers, perfect for the fashion audacious.

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