It’s All About Corsets

It’s All About Corsets


It’s All About Corsets

This roundup will change your mind about the controversial “undergarment”

This roundup will change your mind about the controversial “undergarment”

Text: Michelle Diaz

There is a huge misconception that comes with corsets. Films that take place between the 16th to 19th century have influenced our judgment of how we perceive corsets and most think that they cause an immense amount of pain, are organ crushers, and were used as an oppressive tool by men. We watch exaggerated depictions of maids tying up corsets on their wealthy ladies until they can’t breathe, think of Gone With the Wind’s Scarlett O’Hara death-gripping a bedpost. In actuality, corsets were never intended to hurt a woman’s body, but to enhance her natural curves. In today’s world, that misconception still exists but women are changing the narrative by exuding a sense of power while wearing a corset instead of restriction. The woman is wearing the corset, not the other way around. 

These brands below have truly transformed and redefined how the new age world views corsets and how women utilize this article of clothing to feel sexy and owning herself. 

Christopher John Rogers - zip front floral corset $1,025

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

Christopher John Rogers serves us a floral corset, in a rainbow of colors, which is signature color scheme. Decorative topstiching and boning enhance the bust of this corset top while a striking floral print and zip front finish add a modern feel to the classical silhouette.

Miaou - campbell corset $225

Courtesy of Miaou

This is by far the hottest item of summer 2021; the Miaou corset. She's a fully boned corset with a back zipper detail, creating a perfectly cinched waist. You'll want to wear her with a pair of jeans, to dress it down, or you can pair her with mini skirt to go out in the city at night.

Dion Lee - corset- detail tank top $390

Courtesy of Farfetch

For the girls who like to keep it more sporty and casual, this corset is for you. A boned bodice and crew neck gives a modern take on this ultra classic garment.

Aritziacorset bodysuit $128

Courtesy of Aritzia

Made from a Japanese satin, this bodysuit provides ultimate structure while still providing room for movement. With a thong-cut bottom, this corset will never move out of place.

Danielle Guizio - distressed cut-out halter top $360

Courtesy of Farfetch

Reinvention at its finest. Made out of stretch jersey, this printed halter neck corset top in painters plaid will make anyone stop, stare, and ask you where you got this top from.

LaQuan Smith - faux patent leather corset top $495

Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue

When doesn't LaQuan Smith hit it out of the park? Channeling the black-owned brand's unapologetically bold spirit, this faux patent leather corset top features a V-shaped front, boning at the interior, and an exposed back zipper.

Alexander McQueen - exploded ruffles corseted top $1,980

Courtesy of Alexander McQueen

A McQueen darlinggg! You can never go wrong with an electrifying chrome green corset with exaggerated ruffles for sleeves. This is a show stopper that you can wear to a formal dinner, out with the girls to a club, or honestly anywhere you want (if you're daring enough).

Bottega Veneta - corset $2,500

Courtesy of Bottega Veneta

Wrap yourself up in this corset-style leather belt. You can wear this over a dress, a blazer, a plain white tee, or a coat like shown above.

Vivienne Westwood - Gigi corset teal $3,330

Courtesy of Vivienne Westwood

Designed with a plunging neckline and exposed underwiring and boning, proves that Miss Westwood is still the Queen of corsets and making women feel badass in them.

Marques' Almeida - acid- wash corset top $401

Courtesy of Farfetch

Central Saint Martins graduates Paulo Almeida and Marta Marques create a corset for the cool girl that desires only edge in her life. The front button fastening gives the old laced up corset style a new modern twist.

Zara - corset top $35.90

Courtesy of Zara

This corset, with a sweetheart neckline, can be paired with denim, a skirt, or trousers. Its simplicity is beautiful to the eye and can easily become a staple piece in your wardrobe because it's so comfortable.

House of CB - Ninetta purple swirl print mesh corset $105

Courtesy of House of CB

This corset's print reminds me of a wonderful shroom trip. Inspired by traditional corsets, it's boned to create an hourglass silhouette and has a square neckline that flatters the bust. It'll make you feel sexy and stand out from the crowd.


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