Look of the Day: Modern Corsetry
Feb 08, 2012 - by Amanda Gabriele
Corset |kôrset| noun a woman's tightly fitting undergarment extending from below the chest to the hips, worn to shape the figure historical a tightly fitting laced or stiffened outer bodice or dress. The everyday corset may have been lost in the women's movement, but that doesn't mean you can't wear them for fun, especially with Valentine's Day approaching. Find your perfect match in our Look of the Day.
Click on each individual style below for more information and additional photos.
Clockwise from top right:
Luxurious silk satin gets dolled-up with lace in a pretty pink hue. Myla Angelica Lace Trim Silk Corset, $214.86
A corset for the most modern of dames, throw a blazer overtop for a chic, it-girl vibe. Viktor & Rolf Black Tuxedo Corset, $525
RAWR! Show off your wild side with a sultry combination of animal print and lace. Topshop, $60
Give them a dose of 'sweet in the front, sexy in the back' in this ruffled satin corset, laced all the way up the back. Eternal Spirits Satin Ruffle Corset, $393.91
Risque in an avant-garde sense, this satin cut-out design will cause whiplash from heads turning too quickly. Nichole De Carle Last Testament Tuxedo Corset, $564
Leather, lace and ruffles created by the brilliant hands of Gaultier. Need we say more? Jean Paul Gaultier for La Perla Cuir & Dentelle Corset, $2,534
Classically laced up the back, a nude tulle lining provocatively shows through open net and floral French lace. Agent Provocateur Janey Corset, $790