Sculpt Distinct Silhouettes With Modern-Day Corsets
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.