… emancipes are losing ground
In 1905, French couturier Paul Poiret sewed a shirt-cut dress that could be worn without a corset. Then the corset was out of favor with progressive fashionistas. Even Coco Chanel herself fought for its eradication and won! More than a hundred years later the corset is back in fashion again. And not as an element of a fancy dress or underwear.
Bare corsets and corset belts were spotted at the Prada fashion show. It didn’t hide under clothes, and in fact was worn over everything — dresses, tops, cardigans and even coats! In other designers collections, corset weaving went into decor — lacing became the main decorative element, turning ordinary dresses, skirts, jackets and coats into very sexy ones. Not mentioning corsets in the autumn Balmain collection- all the clothes was made of corsets.
Rihanna, which is perhaps the first fashionista in the whole world, already wears a corset. It’s time for us to catch up. If you’re yet not brave enough to wear a real corset, pay attention to things with corsetry details. Here are ten corset variations for you to get the right mood.