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Gigi and Rihanna’s Exposed Corset is Your New Wardrobe Power Player

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Rihanna photograph by AKM-GSI, and Gigi Hadid photo by Splash News

Lingerie is having a major moment outside the bedroom. Enter the exposed corset. A sensual, waist-cinching silhouette is key to carrying off the underwear-as-outerwear trend. When it comes to test-driving a new style, you can count on Rihanna to lead the way. The Work singer was spotted wearing a violet vintage Chanel shirt dress complete with a lace-up front corset belt, and the Victorian-inspired accent added definition to the straight-cut silhouette. Meanwhile, model Gigi Hadid combined a masculine and feminine approach by donning a structured, black and white bustier top with clean, tailored slacks for her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.

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Alexander McQueen Fall 2016 Ready-to-wear, Balmain Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear, and Prada Fall 2016 Ready-to-Wear

Dramatic yet sensual, corsets saw a revival on the Fall 2016 runways with a handful of designers delivering an assortment of midriff-highlighting iterations. Prada showcased soft, lace-up belts that were layered over military coats. Alexander McQueen’s creative director Sarah Burton toughened up a romantic frock with a boned bustier, while Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing revealed svelte, hourglass renditions. Shop our edit of fashion corsets to change the way you see—and wear—the seductive pieces hidden in your top drawer.

 

Homepage image: Balmain Fall 2016

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