Last week we talked about the most frequent question we get asked when it comes to wearing a corset, which is of course, How do I tie this by myself? So this week I thought we could tackle the second most frequent question we get asked about corsets: Is this only for the bedroom?
The answer is Heck No!
You can totally integrate a corset into your daily wear. Step it up when you go out to the bar or club and try wearing your corset with a pair of skinny jeans and heels. If you want extra coverage add a shrug or sleeves. If you work at an office without a strict dress code try wearing a corset over a blouse with a pair of dress pants or a pencil skirt. If you’re feeling a little shy add a blazer. Alternatively, you can wear your corset under that dress that you have that is a fraction too small to make it fit. Come to think of it, you can wear a corset under just about anything if you want a little bit more of an hourglass shape or you want to be undercover sexy.
See how easy it is? Now let me suggest three styles for you to try with your new corset if you want to take one giant step outside of your comfort zone. I’ll be using the same corset in all three looks.
Okay so you must have know that was coming. I love steampunk so much. There is so much room for creativity and I really feel like it is one of those genres that you can dip your toe into by wearing goggles and carrying a pocket watch or plunge head first into the deep end by creating a steam-powered car and living the fantasy 24/7. To create a steampunk look with your corset try wearing it over a peasant blouse, add a rail pull skirt, some striped stockings and a pair of boots. If you really want to blow people away thrown on a pocket belt, a top hat, some goggles and of course a pocket watch.
I was a preteen in the nineties. Grunge and the movie Clueless has probably had more influence on my style than anything else but my ultimate 90s fashion dream is the Romantic Goth. Is there anything more gorgeous than the drama of white makeup with deep red lips and smokey black eye? I don’t think so. If you want to goth or vamp up your corset look try a black velvet a-line skirt with some black velvet sleeves add in black fishnets and some stompy boots to be the ultimate queen of darkness. Don’t forget to add a black velvet cloak and maybe a lace choker to hide the vampire bites.
Okay so I know cosplay is super open ended and that what you wear will totally depend on the character you are dressing up as but corsets are great for helping you achieve the (sometimes unrealistic) shape of your favorite character. They can also work as a focal piece in your ensemble especially if you are interpreting the outfit in a way that differs from the source material. For example, if I was dressing up as everyone’s favorite DC bad girl Harley Quinn I would wear my corset with a pair of red gloves, throw on a black and red crinoline, add a black and red pair of jester tights and top it off with a pair of black boots. To really make it over the top I would use some white foundation with really red lips, put on a black mask and throw my hair in pigtails.
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