Wearing: ASOS Corset Belt (find similar here and here), Mango Palazzo Trousers (buy alternatives here and here), Mango Shirt Dress (shop similar here and here), Céline Caty Sunglasses c/o SmartBuyGlasses, Mango Earrings (sold out, but shop similar here and here), Elizabeth And James Ring, and a Lulu’s Bracelet Bag (buy similar styles here and here)
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Granted, corsets have a bad rep due to the likes of the dominatrix/SM subculture, Kim K, and the unhealthy waist training trend of recent years. However, if worn right, it has the potential to be an extremely flattering waist-slimming accessory that will instantly give you an hourglass figure. So, the big question is: How to wear the corset trend without looking tacky? To answer the question, I’ve come up with 4 fresh ways to wear the statement piece and own it:
- Avoid at all costs showing too much skin. Since the corset already has sexual suggestiveness to it, you want to avoid looking like a dominatrix by showing too much cleavage, since that would be a formula for tackiness. Instead, make sure to combine it with long sleeved garments or longer skirts.
- Use it as a layering weapon. Instead of showing skin, layer your corset, bustier, or wide belt on top of button-down shirts, turtlenecks, long sleeved dresses, or even blazers and outerwear. This will not only accentuate your waist and flatter your figure, but it will also make the corset the center of attention.
- Wear it as a third piece to slim wide proportions and to play with them. By now, you’ve all heard about the third piece rule, so use your corset as an element of interest and to create balance to wide leg pants and wide garments.
- It’s all in the details. The details in a corset can make it or break it, so choose well. In my opinion, lace-up details are what can make a corset resemble a domina, so go instead for clean, minimal styles.
How about you? Love it or hate it? Do you have any suggestions on how to wear the corset trend?