The corset has been around for centuries, but it’s recently become a staple in many wardrobes. From the runways to the streets, and everywhere in between, corsets are being worn by all kinds of people. But the question of how to style a corset always remains!
Choosing the right size and fit for your corset is essential for comfort, silhouette, and overall satisfaction. To find your perfect size, take your measurements and refer to the size chart provided by the corset maker. When trying on a corset, ensure that it’s snug but not too tight. The corset should be able to be fastened, but you should still be able to breathe comfortably. It’s also important to note that corsets are designed to be worn tighter than most clothing, so don’t be discouraged if it feels too tight at first.
To show off your new corset, you need to think about the outfit as a whole. A corset can be worn over a shirt or dress or as a top on its own. It’s essential to choose clothing that complements the corset’s shape and design. A tight-fitting skirt or pants will show off the corset’s silhouette, while a flowy dress will create a more relaxed look.
Accessorizing with a corset is also a great way to add some personality to your outfit. A statement necklace or earrings can add some sparkle, while a belt can add a touch of edge. Moreover, a scarf or shawl can also add some elegance and warmth.
In this blog post, we’ll take a deep dive into the different types of corsets and ways to choose the right size and fit for your body type. We’ll also give you styling tips and care and maintenance information so you can rock that corset like a pro.
1. With Distressed Jeans
Khloe Kardashian is a master of the art of fashion. Her look today is playful and flirty, but also polished and put-together—a perfect balance between casual and formal.
The Good American co-founder wears a pink corset with distressed jeans, which gives the whole look an edgy vibe that’s perfect for an evening out. She tops off this look with pink heels and a tote bag from Louis Vuitton, but you can opt for a simple clutch that won’t break the bank.
2. With an Oversized Blazer
Hailey Bieber knows how to make a statement. The supermodel came out wearing an outfit that was equal parts alluring, daring, and contemporary: a black corset with a mesh bodice. She topped off her outfit with a loose-fitting blazer and mom jeans with a high rise.
Bieber rounded off the look with tall black boots and some simple hoop earrings accompanied by a shoulder bag. She likes to keep things relaxed while she’s out and about, so you can generally find her in jeans or sweatpants with a blazer or long-collared jacket.
3. With Khakis
Bella Hadid has been making headlines all week on the runway, but she really found her footing with her look. The model was observed walking the streets of New York City with a vintage corset by Vivienne Westwood. It featured a print of a picture by François Boucher from the Rococo period.
Despite being from the label’s F/W 1993 collection, this corset is instantly recognizable because of its eye-catching pattern of Hercules and Omphale sharing a passionate kiss. In contrast, other printed pieces from the range, like the pants from the same collection, have sold for over $1,000 on secondary markets.
Hadid paired her vintage top with cargo leggings—another item from the past that is making a comeback—and added her signature Vagabond shoulder bag and square-toe boots to bring the look firmly into the present.
4. With Leather Pants
While accepting the 2017 Billboard Woman of the Year award, Selena Gomez showed she is fierce in every aspect.
The singer wore high-waisted leather pants that had sensual cuts up and down her legs and stylish gold zipper hardware at the ankles. She wore her Versace bottoms with a belt that included a Western-style gold clasp and strappy sandals that were also decorated with gold.
Gomez finished the look with a black, strapless corset that had scalloped edges to accentuate her bust. It’s virtually the perfect way to dress up a corset on special nights!
5. With a Plaid Skirt
Olivia Rodrigo‘s outfit is the stuff of dreams.
A black corset top, plaid skirt, and mesh tights underneath? Of course! She just makes it look so easy and effortless. But how can you make this look your own?
The key is to go for a more casual feel by adding a pair of boots—in this case, she chose some black platform boots that would really complement the look—and accessorizing with some rings to accent the outfit. After all, there’s no such thing as too much bling!
6. With Brown Jeans
Saweetie‘s outfit is the perfect mix of sexy, casual, and chic—and it’s all in the details.
The brown corset top is a great way to show off your curves, while the jeans make sure you have just enough coverage to keep things looking classy. The heels are a great way to give your look some height and make sure you’re ready to run around all night long!
7. With a Shirt Dress
Karrueche Tran knows how to take a simple, classic look and elevate it with just a few key accessories. Her shirt dress has been layered underneath a corset, giving the ensemble a bit more structure, while the knee-high boots add a little extra height.
A subtle lip color adds some femininity and color to the overall look, and the open-toe booties keep things casual and cool.
8. Denim on Denim
For the girl who’s not afraid to go bold, this outfit is your best bet. Madison Beer‘s denim-on-denim ensemble is sure to be a hit.
The denim corset and jeans combination will have everyone asking where you got them, and you can always tell them that she wore it! Black boots are a must for this look, as are small clutches from Louis Vuitton.
9. With a Leather Jacket
You know, sometimes you just want to be all dressed up and still feel like you’re wearing your pajamas. That’s what Irina Shayk did here.
She paired baggy low-rise jeans with a mesh corset top that was so comfortable she could have worn it to sleep in. And to add some edge and depth, she opted for a leather jacket and boots.
In terms of accessories, the model wore sunglasses and a shoulder bag with a chain strap—the perfect way to make sure everyone knows you’re not just another boring civilian!
10. With a Midi Skirt
Another look from Olivia Rodrigo, the platinum singer chose a to wear a shiny bright green midi skirt with a plaid corset in green, blue, yellow and red. The shirt was adorned with a black lace collar and black ribbon spaghetti straps.
Rodrigo’s lime green hair ties, which she had neatly put into a bow, were in keeping with the rest of her ensemble. She completed her attire with a pair of timeless black shoes and a matching black handbag.
Corsets are versatile and a timeless fashion statement that can be worn in countless ways. By choosing the right size and fit, styling with care and attention, and taking proper care and maintenance, you’ll be able to rock your corset like a pro. Whether you’re looking to create a dramatic hourglass silhouette or add some personality to your everyday look, you’ll find that corsets are incredibly easy to incorporate into your wardrobe.