Despite the plethora of interesting trends and clothing suggestions that each new season provides, summer is my favorite season. I'm a sucker for swimwear trends and peak-summer fashion. Yet this year, the idea of summer feels especially exciting—not only because the villain-era aesthetic is on the upswing, but also because, following protracted periods of quarantine, it's pleasant to anticipate enjoying time in the fresh air.
While there are many reasons to be enthusiastic, corset tops are one particular trend that has me perspiring more than the others. I'd be lying if I said this risqué trend wasn't at the top of my buying list, despite the fact that the lingerie-inspired design is nothing new. It's already a seductive top, but with updated versions that feature underwire busts, puff sleeves, vibrant patterns, and cozier fabrics, this fad is too irresistible to pass up.
Still unclear about your feelings around corset tops or how to wear one? Here are corset-top outfits that will convince you to invest in the summer fashion trend. This tee is a summer classic that looks well dressed up or down.
Choosing a coordinated look is the simplest method to style a corset top. For a tried-and-true way to outfit this seductive essential, team your top with a matching miniskirt, matching shoes, and a statement handbag. If you choose a striking color or pattern, bonus points.
PRETTY CORSETS WITH SOME PANTS AND SHOULDER BAGS
Styling is key to pulling off a corset-top look. The ideal version of this top for you should be either strapless, cotton, or halter; to make your top pop, wear it with statement-making separates. Mixing textures and colors is not fear. To complete the appearance, choose a pair of leather leggings or the hottest shoulder bag of the season.
Even modest dressers can participate in this trend. A corset top is actually the ideal garment for layering. To make this piece fit your personal style, experiment with unusual lengths and combos without fear. You can choose to layer it over your favorite turtleneck and pants or wear it with a jumpsuit, top, skirt, and corset. With this shirt, there are countless pairing options.
Do you prefer color? So you should choose a monochromatic ensemble with a vibrant corset top. While we personally adore this pale-yellow corset top and matching linen slacks, you really can't go wrong with this ensemble as long as you accessorize with a stylish bucket hat.
PANTS AND A SHIRTWhat is the finest feature of corset tops? Adaptability, my love. Use layers to your advantage, or keep it simple and monochromatic. Think of wearing your favorite jewelry with a white corset and matching white pants. Basically, you'll want to wear this top exclusively throughout the summer.
Who said it couldn't be cozy wearing a corset top? You can wear this seductive top comfortably in more recent iterations made from knits and linens, which are inspired by lingerie. To create the same appearance as the genuine thing, just make sure the top has some form of a bustier or fitted ribbing.
You may also make this trend more wearable by choosing a corset made of a more comfortable material. For a unique, entertaining outfit to wear to breakfast, doing errands, or just to get out of your sweats for a change, try teaming an oversize corset top with jeans and sneakers.
CORSETS WITH SOME HEELS
Like myself, many people fear having to serve another full shift on the streets. A corset top is the only clothing item that can handle the difficulty perfectly. Wearing a striking corset—think vivid colors, feathers, and plush fabrics—along with striking patterned leggings and your new revenge heels are the best way I can think of to announce to the world that we are back. The world, beware. The corset top is in vogue right now.
CORSET WITH SHORTS AND SHIRTS ACCESSORIZED WITH BUCKET HAT
Not prepared to put on some heels yet? No issue. For an everyday ensemble that nonetheless draws attention, try an athletic-inspired style by teaming a corset top with basketball shorts, a sports jersey, a bucket hat, some jewelry, and your characteristic sneakers.
A FLORAL CORSET
This outfit design is perfect for anyone who likes vintage clothing, like notion of a floral-inspired appearance with puff sleeves and a corset top. A gorgeous printed corset with sleeves is a necessity for the summer because it can be worn with jeans, a silk dress, or even a silk skirt. There are countless options.
THE UPDATED SUMMER
Not your thing, flowers? This summer, you may still sport a corset top without appearing to be an extra on the Bridgerton set. Put on your favorite shoes and an oversized white button-down dress with a conventional corset or even a bustier cup to spice up this wardrobe essential.
CORSET OUTFIT WITH BLOUSE
It's important to be aware of your comfort zone while styling a corset top, and if you're looking for an ensemble that strikes the perfect mix between dressed-up and casual, look no further. The best way to make this structured shirt work for you is to wear it with a corset, jeans, and heels.
CORSETS WITH BAG AND BOOTS
You'll want to save this corset-top ensemble for later even though the world hasn't totally returned. This head-to-toe leather ensemble with the vibrant second-skin top and platform boots is everything we dream of reemerging in, and then some. It might be for cocktails or a concert, but either way, it's all we want to be when we reemerge.
THE STAPLE FOR EVENTS
Corset shirts are essential that will see you through every summer occasion, I say emphatically. They are appropriate for a dinner party at a friend's place as well as wearing them out for the day or a romantic night. You can wrap up in them while enjoying a glass of wine with your besties if you pair them with a linen button-down and some pajama trousers.
CORSET OUTFIT WITH JACKET AND JEANS
Is the thought of donning all leather on your body making your brow perspire? By choosing a denim-on-denim style instead, you can still pull off a corset-top costume and keep up the flow without really sweating to death. For a more relaxed version of this outfit, wear a denim corset with your favorite jacket and jeans, and add shoes or sandals.
A JACKET CORSET OUTFIT WITH PUMPS
There are methods to dress up this appearance for more formal situations while wearing corset shirts, so they aren't just for casual occasions. One way to do it is to find a blazer with corset detailing and wear it with trousers and heels. Who said corsets couldn't be business casual?
BELT CORSET WITH A DRESS
Contrary to popular opinion, you don't need to wear a corset top with your pants. Don't be scared to wear your corset over a maxi dress if you don't like tailored bottoms. It's a foolproof method to keep your favorite staple on while avoiding thigh perspiration.
CORSET AND JEANS
Since you've read thus far, you already know there are a variety of ways to wear a corset top; the trick is to be inventive. Don't be hesitant to style it with items you wouldn't typically pair together or to mix patterns, as seen in the outfit pictured above. There is no proper way to wear this top; all that matters is that you enjoy yourself while wearing it.
A TURTLENECK OVER
Yep, even in the dead of winter, you can still look great in a corset. Put it over your go-to turtleneck and jacket combo as your last top layer.
THE CLASSIC ALL BACK
When in doubt, going all-black is the wisest course of action. Even when wearing a corset top, this principle holds true. There are various ways to wear this lingerie trend, but the simplest is to wear it with a pair of black pants and lots of jewelry. We guarantee that this ensemble—as well as all the different ways to wear this top—will be the summer's standout look.
HAVING FEW ACCESSORIES
Underaccessorizing is sometimes the best way to show off an item. In order to accentuate your collarbones, which are naturally highlighted by corsets, apply a little highlighter, put on some casual clothing, and call it a day.
LOAFERS AND PATTERNED TIGHTS
A unique sock and shoe option can give a feminine lace corset an edge and elevate it. Although the tights have crazy patterns, the loafers grounded the ensemble and complemented the classic plaid skirt.
LUMINOUS & BOLD
This season, embrace color by wearing a vivid corset with coordinating slacks and a topping that's just as vibrant! that contrasts.
WEARING A FLOWING DRESS
If you're wearing a long, flowy, or ruffled dress, adding a corset gives your ensemble form and is far more fascinating than simply adding a belt. Try to coordinate your shoes and corset the same way you would your belt and shoes. If they're both a vibrant hue like this one, that's an added bonus.
USING A FITTED SET
Over something that appears a little more formal, like this tailored set, layer a corset. The rigid pleats on the pants contrast wonderfully with the chain details on the corset.
WITH A COMPLEMENTING LITTLE SKIRT
Don't hesitate to include the corset and little skirt ensemble in your rotation of go-to looks for an evening out. It's more fun to wear them together (especially if they match) than to wear a normal matching set, and it definitely outshines the traditional black going-out top.
WITH JEANS AND A LEATHER JACKET
When in doubt, wear a leather jacket with jeans and anything, even a corset. It's entertaining to reveal a little skin while wearing an everyday outfit, like low-rise jeans and a cropped corset.
WITH A TOP CUT-OUT
This is the ideal occasion to wear any of the cut-out sweaters that Zara has had in store for the past year or so. A corset layered over or under the sweater, depending on which looks best with your cut-outs, can assist draw attention to the top's intricate design.
WEARING A LARGE SUIT
A tight corset worn with an oversized suit will prevent the ensemble from looking sloppy. If you have a white corset, think about pairing it with attire that you would generally wear with a white T-shirt.
WITH A PAIR OF PANTS THAT MATCH
Own it if you can find clothing (pants, a jacket, or a skirt) with the corset's exact pattern. In addition to making you appear extremely put together, the consistency of the designs will also make your physique look fantastic.
PAIRED WITH AN OVERSIZED JACKET AND SHORTS
Choose something tiny, like shorts, with something vast, like a long coat, to optimize the impression of the corset's ability to highlight your body's proportions.