For most of the people reading this, the very popular Netflix show, Bridgeton, probably got you here. I can admit that, Bridgeton did ignite my interest in corsets and regency era dresses. However, corset styles have been constantly in and out of fashion since the 15th century. Nowadays, we have been finding more modern ways to style a corset in everyday life.
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How To Style A Corset:
I have come to realise that corsets are actually quite easy to style. They seem quite daunting at first since it is a piece of clothing that you might not be used to right now. However, once you understand the corset aesthetic, you’ll realise there is nothing to worry about.
My best advice is to think of corsets like cami tops and style them the same way. Likewise, you might confuse bustiers with corsets because they are quite similar. Bustiers tend to be more decretive and fancy with silk and lace. As well as having shoulder straps and weighing less than a corset. However, since they are very similar, you can swap out one for the other if you want to. If you do want to learn more click here. Also, you should not wear any corsets on bare skin, make sure to wear something underneath it to protect your skin.
Over A Turtle Neck
With An Oversized Tee
Paired With A Short Or Long Skirt
With A Blazer
Over A Dress
With A Button Up T-Shirt
Paired With Normal Or Baggy Jeans
Where To Buy Corsets:
First check around your area and see if there are stores selling vintage corsets and it also might be worth checking any thrift stores or charity shops. You could also try to find some small businesses to support.
However, during the pandemic this might be hard. Amazon does have quite a large collection of corset styles and a range of different sizes. Here are some of the corsets that Amazon has:
Thank you for reading! I hope you feel more confident and find it easier to style a corset. Now that you know the basics, do not be afraid to take things to the next level and be more creative with your outfits.
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