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.
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.
Dolce & Gabbana
US $931; AED/SAR 3,421
Berenice floral jacquard bustier
US $1,450; AED/SAR 5,326
US $571; AED/SAR 2,100
Vienne laser-cut leather waist belt
US $1,663; AED/SAR 6,110
Soirée Sakurah metallic lace and satin corset
US $895; AED/SAR 3,287
Homepage image: Balmain Fall 2016