This coming Valentine’s day is the perfect excuse to be sexy and shape up your waist. If you’re about to try wearing corsets to help you achieve your goal, you’re in the right place. This article will show you 5 ways to wear a corset this Valentines day.
It is important to note that there are several types of corsets out on the market. The most popular types of underbust corsets are longline, cincher, wide-strap corset, and bodice. Longlines are ideal for tall women with long torsos as it provides more coverage. A cincher is a shorter version with a pointed silhouette. For women with broad shoulders, wide-strap corsets are ideal as it provides support for both over and under the bust. And finally, a bodice is tightest around the waist and provides the best coverage for the back and shoulders.
There are several other types of corsets. There are waspies, waist trainers, cupped corsets, and lingerie corsets. There are also bustiers, flat-front style, and sweetheart cuts. All of them aim to shape your figure, especially around the waist.
Now let’s get to wearing them. Sporting a corset may be a fashion challenge to some, but not if you’re properly inspired and have the right accessories that go with it. Let’s go!
- Corsets over dresses
There’s a careful balance to be considered when wearing corsets over dresses. You want to make sure the dress isn’t too loose that the fabric billows out too much. You can’t pull your skirt down a lot or your corset would ride the wrong direction. But that’s not to say it’s a bad combo. Choose a corset that has as lacey back and pretty front design, and opt for a plain dress. You’ll definitely look amazing.
- Go formal
Who says corsets are tacky? You can totally don a complete evening wear with a classic sweetheart overbust. Pair it with a lace skirt and you’re sure to have all eyes on you. An overbust corset provides the perfect coverage as it spans your bust down to your hips. It works as a standalone top and definitely defines your waist.
- Corset belts over a shirt
You can totally rock a Kylie Jenner inspired look with your corset belt and an oversized shirt. Match it with a pair of over the knee boots and you’re definitely ready for the day. It’s easy, sexy, and very low maintenance. Finish your look with a matching sling bag and studded bangles to complete your OOTD.
You can also wear corset belts with tight dresses and midi dresses. And if you’re adventurous enough, you can also wear with it with a denim jacket. The great thing about this type of corset is that it’s more of a casual accessory than an actual waist shaping tool. That means you don’t have to worry about mixing and matching it with your daily outfits.
- Corsets over jackets
Yup! Another way to be fashionable with your corset is to wear it under a jacket. Just make sure your jacket is longer so it doesn’t look odd. Wear it under a black leather jacket, and complete the look with shiny leather pants and straight combed hair. You can also try pairing it with a denim jacket, complete with distressed pants and low-cut chucks.
- Go steampunk inspired
Feeling a bit daring? A black overbust and a frilly shirt is all you need. No, it can even be worn alone. Pair it with a high-low skirt to show off your thigh-high black stockings and you’re sure to rock the steampunk look glamorously. Curl your hair, add some vintage accessories and voila, you’re ready for the night!