Sculpt Distinct Silhouettes With Modern-Day Corsets
Sculpt Distinct Silhouettes With Modern-Day Corsets
16/05/2022
The design of corsets has changed drastically since the 16th century. A must-have in women’s wardrobe, earlier styles of the undergarment are composed of stiff fabric like buckram and are framed with strips of ivory, wood, whalebone or cane, while flaunting a buttoned or hooked front opening and lacing at rear. Although its structure and materials have been altered for many times throughout the course of history, its function remains the same. That is to be tightly wrapped around the upper body to narrow the waist and to exaggerate the bust and hips for an alluring hourglass silhouette.

Nowadays, corsets are the new sexy. The support garment is no longer worn with a pannier underneath floral brocade dresses of the Rococo period; instead, it arrives in a wide variety of forms, ranging from outerwear and tops to accessories, promising to embolden any edit with voluptuous, organic curves. 

Scroll down to check out some of the corset-styled pieces carefully picked out from Jellibeans’ well-rounded curation.

corset-style fluted denim dress by ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN corset-style fluted denim dress

Sarah Burton recreated the trademark McQueen look with this dress, seeing a Victorian bodice attached to a fluted skirt. Resembling a tight-fitted corset merged with a rather subdued crinoline, the heritage-inspired one-piece gently cinches the waist and flares out abruptly towards the back hem to fabricate an elegant yet empowering contour. A sweetheart design can be seen on the neckline whilst sinuous seams between denim panels follow the curves of the figure and are outlined with contrasting stitching to highlight the graceful flow.

5,158,200 points

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Croc embossed obi belt in calfskin by LOEWE

LOEWE Croc embossed obi belt in calfskin

Taking cues from the obi sashes of traditional Japanese clothing, this Loewe corset-esque belt is tied at the back with contrasting straps. Layer the unorthodox accessory atop of a ribbed tank top and body-hugging maxi skirt or of a mohair jumper and cropped, straight jeans to accentuate the hips by extending its natural curvature outwards with the flared, asymmetric peplum. Differing from its nappa leather predecessors, this season’s iteration boasts a dark brown croc-embossed calfskin veneer to captivate the gaze with a glossy appearance.

5,028,840 points

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RIB COMBAT CORSET by DION LEE

DION LEE RIB COMBAT CORSET

This Dion Lee Rib Combat corset is truly where classicism meets modernity, retaining original features such as the boning which was used to maintain the torso in a desired, conical shape, as well as garters dropping from the hem that prevented stockings from slipping. A slimming effect is created by the harmonious combination of a scoop neck, arched sides and a lengthened front, whereas the matte e-hooks and army green colourway ensure to elevate your contemporary sets with a military aesthetic.

4,500,489 points

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Emma Corset Skirt by KIMHEKIM

KIMHEKIM Emma Corset Skirt

Take a closer look at this Emma corset skirt and appreciate its sophisticated melange of herringbone and houndstooth patterns in a classic mix of black and earth tones. Enveloping the hemline of streamlined tops, the wrapped bottom stands out with its chunky wool fabric and paper bag waist, yet the fanning construction is cleverly balanced out with an elongated buckled belt to embody the South Korean house’s unmatched expertise in neoteric tailoring.

2,544,782 points

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corset-inspired jacket by MUGLER

MUGLER corset-inspired jacket

Loved by numerous A-list celebrities, such as Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa, for its form-flattering cuts, Mugler showcases this corset-inspired jacket that consists of undulating boning interspersed with see-through mesh panels above the round hem for a feminine flair. The black outerwear is punctuated by the cut-out detailing on the back to amplify the dissimilarity between the fluid underlayer and the boxy upper, completing a visually-striking ensemble with tonal straight trousers and pointed-toe leather heels.

1,885,005 points

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Odino blazer by SPORTMAX

SPORTMAX Odino blazer

Blazers are indeed the modern-day corset; the padded effortlessly widens the upper while the slim-fit instantly creates a slender profile, sculpting the contour with ease. A fusion of blazer and corset, this number by SPORTMAX comprises of a double-breasted, snap button closure and a double-lacing system cinching the back for a diminished waistline. The beige garment is delicately crafted with pleats to replicate the boning, at the same time incorporating an overlay panelled below the neckline to spotlight the bold, broad shoulders.

899,580 points

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