The Corset Compulsion
Denim Corset - Deme by Gabrielle , Shirt - Ralph Lauren .
Corset Belt - Koovs , Skirt - Missguided , Shoes - Fenty x Puma .
Two way zip bodycon - Topshop , Mules - Gucci .
Corps. Stays. Bodices. Or simply Corsets; have existed for over a couple of centuries now. It's been such an important part of clothing, through the many fashion phases. Over the years, the way a corset is worn, has been changing. What once used to be worn inside a garment is now worn bare or over clothing. Formerly, the corsets purpose was to restrict the hips and shape them in a certain way that was considered attractive. But was hidden under the heavy clothing. As the years went buy, fluid, more comfortable clothing gained the highlight. Corsets keep popping up here and there. Like how it had a brief and hideous (in my opinion) moment in the 2000s, thanks to Christina Aguilera. This time, however, it's been different. Late 2016 had runways showing corsets worn in the most chic ways. Biggies like Kim wears corsets over anything and everything.
Now that corsets have hit the high street labels, we all can get our hands on them. It's a must-have. But it's such a tricky element to style. One can end up looking tacky even with a simple corset if not styled well. While the over sized tees with the corset belts are so overdone, there are so many ways to look effortless and edgy. Just get the chemistry between the corset and what's beneath. For this post, there are three looks I worked on. First, I wore a denim corset, half unbuttoned over this white shirt. Denim and white can never go wrong. For the second look, I used it over a black zip up bodycon. To flaunt some curves. And for the third, I paired a black lace-up corset with a jersey skirt and my fav Fenty boots. Flirty and fun. All in all, to put on a corset is as much of an art as making one.