You probably associate corsets with the dreaded, claustrophobic lingerie worn in the Victorian age where the women had no choice but to suck it up (pun intended) and yet maintain their ever so poised demeanor. Well ladies, gone are the days to suffer in silence. It’s now time to have some fun as corset style makes a remarkable comeback in a brand new avatar—yes, if you haven't already guessed it, we’re talking about corset belts!
It was only a matter of time until this retro number came back in fashion, and we’re so relieved someone thought of tweaking it into this glamorous accessory that’s totally taken over the fashion industry. Be it street style, high end or runway couture, corset belts have become a hot favourite trend. Social media is constantly erupting with updates of your favourite celebs sporting diff styles of this accessory. So if you're done being an envious bystander, it’s about time you join them!
Here's a bunch of corset belt styles and pairings that you simply have to try:
- 1. Bold Red Textured Corset Belt with a Zip
- 2. Laced White Corset Belt
- 3. Laced Leather Corset Belt
- 4. Tie-up Cotton Corset Belt with a Blazer
- 5. Peplum Leather Corset Belt
- 6. Printed Corset Belt
- 7. Studded Corset Belt
- 8. Embroidered Corset Belt
- 9. Pleated Corset Belt
- 10. Denim Corset Belt
1. Bold Red Textured Corset Belt with a Zip
Nothing like a pop of bright bold red to spunk up an otherwise cas’ outfit. This number works particularly well with classic monochrome and other neutral dresses and pantsuits, but feel free to experiment with other outfits if you like.
2. Laced White Corset Belt
This laced number is one of the more versatile corset belts out there and can be worn with pretty much anything. Pair it with a checked shirt, a solid coloured dress or a printed jumpsuit - it beautifully compliments them all!
3. Laced Leather Corset Belt
Nothing spells sexy better than leather and when paired with a corset belt, there’s bound to be fireworks. Pair this hot favourite with a solid coloured bodycon or satin cocktail dress and watch the magic unfold as you steal all the attention in the room.
4. Tie-up Cotton Corset Belt with a Blazer
Turning a blazer into a dress by tightening a corset over the top is a trend that’s gone viral. Accessorized formal wear has become the new party dress code; and rightfully so because it’s so minimalist yet so chic. Just add a corset belt to your formal attire — and voilà, you have the perfect evening look.
5. Peplum Leather Corset Belt
This catchy number was brought to light at Paris Fashion Week when Russian stylist Natasha Goldenberg strutted in wearing one of these. These corset belts look best with bodycon dresses and pencil skirts. Moreover, if you have an hourglass figure, this one’s tailor made for you.
6. Printed Corset Belt
Corset belts have made their mark on runway fashion as well. They aren’t just a means to colour-block your outfits. In fact, they can be vehicle to play up prints and patterns in your look. But make sure to pair them with plain and subtle outfits or it could make you look a bit OTT!
7. Studded Corset Belt
We never shy away from a little bling in our outfits, so why not extend the same courtesy to our accessories. This studded corset belt is the perfect accompaniment to almost any dress — be it asymmetrical, high-low or bodycon. This one little accessory is all you need to take your look from daytime cas’ to evening fab!
8. Embroidered Corset Belt
Embroidered wear is a raging trend these days; be it apparel or accessories. This intricately detailed embroidered corset belt can add volumes of drama to your otherwise basic outfit. There’s really no better way amp up the ante when you’re going for a minimalistic yet impactful look.
9. Pleated Corset Belt
Looking to play up the style quotient on your formalwear? Pleated corset belts are just want you need. This subtle and elegant number makes a beautiful addition to an otherwise boring look while not taking away from the “formal” nature of your attire. Try sporting this look at work sometime…it’s always fun to liven up the workplace formals with something a little off beat!
10. Denim Corset Belt
Denims are an evergreen trend and over the years we’ve found so many different ways to incorporate it in our wardrobes — jeans, jackets, dresses, bags even chokers. And now, it’s time for a new addition as denim corset belts take centre stage. Pair them with a loose fit dress or an asymmetrical top to accentuate those lovely curves and look like a total rockstar while doing it!
Convenient, versatile and very much in vogue — corset belts are the perfect way to play up and have some fun with your outfits. Time to pick your style and join this parade of fashion domination!
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Written by Sanjana Palecanda on Sep 04, 2017
Author at BeBeautiful.