Fashion Editors Are OBSESSED With This Trend

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Fashion editors have always been pros at interpreting the runway to real life. One particular trend is starting to break out this season: waist-whittling by way of corsets, bustiers or bralettes. A staple of centuries past, corsets (and their au courant counterparts) have recently become a fixture in wardrobes of the fashion set. Those in the know modernize the cinchers by layering them on top of oversized shirts, slim knits and dresses. Corseted dressing taps into the boudoir dressing phenomenon and wearable versions exist for everyone, whether you’re looking for a Renaissaince-style lace-up or a minimal bralette or a lingerie-inspired bustier. And while the trend does make a bit of a statement, simpler separates ensure the look reads cool instead of contrived. Here, 12 ways to ride the corseting wave for every budget, plus outfit inspo for carrying it off with ease.

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Cool Corseting

Faux Leather Crop Top

$20

Zara

Satin D-Ring Bralet

$65

Topshop

Denim Corset

$295

Tibi

Embroidery Plastic Boned Lace Up Corset

$24

TB Dress

Black Crop Corset

$44

Miss Selfridge

Stretch Bralette

$300

T by Alexander Wang

Tamer Bustier Top

$333

Zimmermann

Penelope Corset

$209

L'Agent by Agent Provocateur

Cropped Herringbone Corset Top

$420

Raey

Viscose Twill Corset

$1,380

Sally Lapointe

Bustier Top

$235

John Galliano

Berenice Floral Jacquard Bustier

$1,450

Brock Collection

How To Style

Chain Leather Bag

$60

Mango

Seyma Suede Slippers

$375

Dorateymur

Sailor Cropped Mid-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans

$235

A.P.C.

Wide Sleeve White Cotton Shirt

$132

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