Style Steal: Corsetry - the Trend That Just Keeps Trending
The undergarment, which was once used to oppress and beautify women, has done a U-turn in its role in our wardrobes, as we have reclaimed it as the empowering fashion statement it is today. It is the one garment that has stood the test of time, surviving revolution, plague, wars and still managed to bounce back after the 90s got its hands on it- what a trouper!
Each fashion month at least one designer has a variation of a corset fiercely strutting down their runway; breathing new life into the garment and making corsets relevant for yet another season, and the 2020 autumn winter catwalks were no exception. From the runways of New York Fashion Week where we had LaQuan Smith pairing modest, traditional-style corsetry with oversized cargo trousers and big leather shoes– so 1500s street.To David Koma’s presentation at London fashion week, where themes of bondage broke free from the shackles of the bedroom with black latex and mesh corsets took centre stage as they were layered over every-day outfits such as boiler suits and T-shirts and shorts; ensuring we are ready for Mr grey any time of the day. Here are three of our favourite ‘corset’ looks of the A/W 2020 runways and how to style them.
MUGLER (Resort 2020)
Corset: Dolce & Gabanna Sheer corset-style top (£575)
Jeans: Chloé High-rise flared jeans (£565)
Heels: Public Desire Carmen white and perspex lace up stiletto high heels (£30)
Earring: ASOS Ashiana gold diamante linked hoop earrings (£12)
Foundation: Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter (£34)
Olivier Theyskens (Spring 2020)
Corset: Dolce & Gabanna Corset style Bustier (£525)
Kimono: Weekday Amaris Long Kimono (£60)
Skirt: RUVE Spezia (£56)
Boots: ASOS Design Experiment embellished pull on boots in zebra print (£24)
Earrings: ASOS Design hoop earrings with interlocking circles and crystal in silver tone (£8)
Dion Lee (Fall 2020)
Corset: Pretty Little Thing White structured corset top (£22)
Shirt: Pretty Little Thing White Oversize Shirt Dress (£25)
Heels: Topshop RIGA Lilac Cage Block Heels (£15)
Necklace: Louis Vuitton Padlock and Key with Chunkiest Necklace (£77)
Words by Ella Winfield
Graphics by Katie Janes
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