The Corset Top: From Tight-Laced Aristocrats to Modern Day Divas


Ah, the corset top! Once a symbol of repressed femininity and now a bold statement of liberation and style. If you’re looking to cinch that waist and flaunt that bod, you’ve come to the right place. Hang tight (pun intended) as we dive deep into the world of corset tops!

A Cheeky Peek into History: The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Corsets

From the rigid stays of the 16th century to the whalebone corsets of the 1800s, our ancestors loved a good squeeze. But why?

Was everyone just collectively out of breath?

Not quite. The corset was a status symbol.

The tighter the lace, the higher the class (and the closer you were to fainting in the ballroom). But modern times demanded modern fashion. By the 20th century, women said a collective “No thanks!” to being squeezed like toothpaste tubes and ditched corsets for bras. Yet, like all good things (flared jeans, we’re looking at you), corsets made a comeback, this time as a fierce fashion statement.

Corset Tops Today: Versatile, Vibrant, Va-Va-Voom!

The Casual Corset: Pair your corset top with high-waisted jeans and sneakers. Yes, you can have your cake, eat it, and show off that silhouette.

Night Out? More Like Corset Out: Match with a sleek leather skirt and stilettos. The town isn’t ready.

Beach Babe: Why not? Throw on a flowy, sheer kimono over your corset top, add some denim shorts, and you’re beach party ready.

Office Chic: A blazer over your corset top, paired with a pencil skirt. Who knew Monday meetings could look so sassy?

Brands That Have Embraced the Corset Craze:

Agent Provocateur: For when you’re feeling luxurious and want your bank account to know it.

Orchard Corset: Practical and pretty? Sign us up!

Dolce & Gabbana: The celebrity-favored brand often takes inspiration from the Victorian era, but with the price tags from a futuristic dystopia.

Dolls Kill: When you want to be trendy without declaring bankruptcy.

Styling Tips (Or How Not To Look Like You’re Heading to a Renaissance Fair)

Balance is Key: If you’re flaunting the top, keep the bottom simple. This isn’t the 1800s; you’re not trying to attract a duke.

Layers, Layers, Layers: Throw on a cardigan or an oversized jacket. Give the world a little “now you see it, now you don’t” action.

Accessorize: Think long, layered necklaces or chunky bracelets. Remember, the corset is the star. Everything else is a supporting act.

Footwear: You can add platform mules, combat boots or ankle shoes to complete your fashion style.

To Wear or Not To Wear

Some might say, “But isn’t it uncomfortable?” To which we reply, “Heels? Uncomfortable. That oversized bag where you can’t find anything? Annoying. Beauty standards? Overrated.” But a corset top that makes you feel fierce and fabulous? Priceless.


In the grand carousel of fashion, where trends come and go, the corset top has managed to stick around. Why? Because, darling, it’s timeless. So whether you’re cinching it up for style, confidence, or just to keep up with the Kardashians, wear it with pride and sass.

And remember, while you may be lacing up like the Victorians did, there’s no need to act like one. You’re not a damsel in distress; you’re the heroine of your own story. Werk it!

P.S. Just remember to breathe. Oxygen is essential

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