Probably one the most controversial piece in the history of fashion, corsets are seeing a revival. However, this bedroom-appropriate piece is now being taken out of the bedroom, into broad daylight. The corset trend is a risqué extension of the “innerwear as outwear” trends, such as slip dresses, bustiers, silk camis and bralettes. However, on the spring 2020 runways luxury design houses such as Vera Vang, Dion Lee, Charlotte Knowles, Ermanno Scervino, Dolce and Gabbana, Gucci and Tom Ford sent models strutting down the runway in satin, lacy and mesh corsets.
Corsets have had a terrible reputation for being painful and were similar to a torture device used to shape a woman’s body in the medieval age. The modern-day corsets, however, are not painful — they come in effortless ready-to-wear styles that are charming, romantic, yet subtle. The corset top is also surprisingly versatile; whether you chose to save it for the bedroom, or wear it for a girls night out, there are several ways to style and incorporate this trend into your style.
If you are unsure about this trend, this look of Katrina’s is an excellent way to dip your toes in. For a promotional event, she picked a bodycon dress by Rasario. The top half of the dress was a faux corset, which was not sheer and had a nude lining on the inside. The bottom half of the dress is a simple pencil fit skirt. When trying out new trends, it always best to stick to classic silhouettes and fits such as a pencil fit, before you start experimenting.
Adding a touch of sexy to power dressing, Sonakshi Sinha wore a white pantsuit, and on the inside, she picked a fitted satin corset top, which has a sweetheart neckline. She styled the look with poker-straight hair, to keep the styling sharp and added dainty layered necklaces to finish the look. Whether you pick a satin corset top like Sonakshi’s or a lace one, layering them under a pantsuit is one of the most popular styles of sporting the corset trend. Also, a little peek-a-boo of the corset under your oversize blazer keeps it modest yet sexy.
Radhika Madan gave a causal twist the corset trend. The actress played with textures in this look, as she wore a leather corset top, which he paired with denim. She took the “inside out” theme quite literally, as the jeans too had inside out pocket detail. It is a universal rule that if you want to dress something down and look more chill and relaxed, throwing denim into the mix should do the trick.
The OG fashionista of Bollywood, mixed sexy with dreamy in her Rosie Assouline dress. The dress included a black mesh corset top with a black paper bag waist, midi skirt. She balanced the silhouettes by keeping the top fitted and the skirt flowy. What is critical in this is the styling when it comes to such risque pieces. It was Sonam’s metal chain style necklace, drop diamond earrings, sultry smokey eyes and soft curls, that gave the outfit a dreamy and romantic appeal.
Another way to wear your innerwear as outwear is to wear it over your outwear. Deepika Padukone used a corset to the reverse layer. The actress wore an oversized white shirt by Jacquemus, which she cinched in place with a black Dolce and Gabbana corset, worn over the shirt. She styled the look with a pair of mom jeans and high heels rounded her look. She also stacked her look with plenty of gold accessories; I particularly like how the shoes matched the corset, it made the outfit look more harmonious.
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