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Diane von Furstenberg

Herve Leger by Max Azria

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What I love most about corsets is that you can pair it up with almost anything.  You can use it to dress up a pair of jeans, or you can give a hard edge to something that is ultra feminine.  And even though the corset is nothing new, dating back to the 1700’s, the ways in which we wear them and the consistent evolution in the way they are constructed are offering a new take on this type of garment. 

Alexander Wang – here is a great example of how pairing a corset on top of a Grecian styled garment that is feminine and flowing can add a touch of an edge.  If anything the black and white colours also help to accentuate this contrast.

Antonia Berardi – It always amazes me to see a heavily structured piece is showcased through sheer fabric.  This is ultra femininity at it’s best!


Christopher Kane

Francesco Scognamiglio – another great example of how structured a sheer fabric can be made to function, except this garment offers the edge and hardness as opposed to the Antonio Berardi example above.

Giles – SHAPE!  I love this new take on the corset.  Ultra hard and definitely different!

Herve Leger by Max Azria – For those that have been following the blog, you know my love for this garment.  Here is an example of how you can achieve the looks of a corset without having to suffer through boning and being strapped in like a harness.  Max Azria simply added the contrasting colour into the construction of the dress itself to give the illusion that a corset is a part of the garment without actually having one built-in.

Richard Nicoll


Clare Tough – Eva Bodice Top

Nasty Gal – Catalina Bustier Tank

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