The day when the corset was an old fashion clothing article worn during the Elizabethan times has met its demise. Women of the 21st century have successfully broken down the barriers and took fashion to a whole new perspective. Fashion trends have grown more lenient and seem to heed not to any concrete rule. Nowadays, an article of clothing can be utilized in a number of ways: worn backwards, inside out, upside down, or what-have-you. I’m telling you, a skirt is not just a skirt; it can also be worn as a strapless top, cape top or even a dress.
The key to get away with wearing inner wear as outer wear is balance. Since a corset is already a statement in its lonesome, it is usually worn with trousers or harem pants to juxtapose its sexiness. A well fitted blazer can be the secret arsenal to take this outfit from day to night. You might want to stay away from black laces with hot pink trimmings if you intend to use is as an outer wear, unless it’s a bachelorette party you’re attending, just a piece of advice J But really, who am I to say?
Charlotte Russe corset top | D.I.Y skirt | Juicy Couture houndstooth purse borrowed from Isa
I’ve jumped into the corset top + harem pants bandwagon before, as seen from this entry so I tried something new for Friday night's outfit. I altered the look a tad bit to make it suitable for day wear. I just love the lace and button trimmings of this corset so I went all the way down girly boulevard and paired it with a skirt.
To stick to my black and white color palette, I wore this pair of brogues I bought for my sisters. Heehee, perks of sharing the same shoe size! I love how the shoes break the feminine tone of the outfit to achieve balance.
Apart from zebra stripes and polka dots, another black and white print I’m digging is houndstooth! I call it the classiest prints ever, agree? Apart from corset tops, I’m also digging bustier dresses. Excuse my code switching, I’ve been searching for a concrete differentiation between the two but I guess they can be interchangeable after all.
My growing collection of corset tops. Corset tops would also make a good substitute for bras under sheer tops.
UP FOR GRABS! Sadly, I have to let go of this piece.
You’re looking at a BRAND NEW WITH TAG corset top from Glitterati originally priced at Php 1,250. I bought this summer of last year and only got to wear it for a photo since it barely fits me. If you’re a US 4 (XS-S) this will fit you best! Material is cotton twill which stretches a little. If you’re interested or you know someone who is, leave a comment below this post or send me an email, the floor is all yours! I’m selling this beauty for only Php 500. It looks exactly like the one from Topshop S/S ’09 with sturdier zipper in front (aesthetics only, zip closure at the back). Available for local buyers only.