Spring/Summer 2017 is a season that brought a myriad of enticing new trends and styling tricks to pick up on, and with that, we just so happened to be posed with challenging our own boundaries. The corset is the unlikely piece of clothing that we attempted to decode by taking style notes from our favorite fashion insiders and bloggers on how to present a refreshing take on this long-forgotten Victorian attribute.
During New York Fashion week, we enjoyed a aesthetic revival of the corset at the Tibi show, were it was shown layered over a top with exaggerated sleeves and so came to beautifully frame the top half of the silhouette while the bottom half was clad in wide- legged trouser.
Elsewhere, corsets were spotted worn over various must-have pieces for spring, such as over-sized slogan tees or ruffed shirt dresses, thus reinterpreted from an entirely different perspective than for Fall/Winter 2016, when Prada showed an untied white corset over a coat.
While largely reminiscent of the Belle Epoque, the styles which cover the whole upper body, gained avant-garde edge when styled with audacity over over-sized cold shoulder tops or even long-line blazers, paired with rigid denim and kitten heels. Corset belts were not only featured quite prominently on the SS17 catwalks but emerged as one of the most spotted fashion accessories on the street front during Fashion month. Just wear over a crisp button-down to give new season shirting a modern spin or opt for an option in white to effectively break down patterned ensembles and add dimension to monochrome silhouettes.