In the 18th and 19th century, corsets were possibly the most iconic sacrifice that women had to subject themselves to. Thankfully, in early 20th century, designers like Paul Poiret and Chanel, the game-changers who started imagining dresses made of flowing lines, followed body’s curves without constraining it to change its shape, marking a ground-breaking discovery for the fashion industry.
Which is pretty cool for us gals, as we don’t have to endure the searing pain of wearing excruciatingly tight garment in order to pay respect to the time’s fashion trend.
Corsets triumphed in closets and lingerie departments for the longest time, but surprisingly this year, the iconic accessory was featured quite prominently on the spring ’17 catwalks, reinterpreted in a completely different perspective. More chic and minimal, not so restrictive.
Sure, we were skeptical at first, but when the Kardashian-Jenner clan, Hadids and more supermodel celebrities are sporting this look, of course, we think it was only a matter of time until the trend seeped into the mainstream.
If you keep a keen eye on social media’s leading style stars, you will probably begin to notice a handful of looks styled with wide waist belts or laced bodices, meaning it might be time to get cinched, or at least carefully consider the look.
Documenting all the stars’ outfits and noting their style skills has never been more exciting! Sift through the references above, and maybe you’ll understand how the look went mainstream so quickly, if you haven’t already fallen in love with it.