HOW TO WEAR A CORSET WITH JEANS
When it comes to fashion, there are many styles that you can choose from. Every year, trends are set by people that dare to be creative and sport looks that become popular no matter the season. The number of fashion styles has no limit. Even styles during the 1800s have evolved and are now gaining a reputation in the modern fashion world. One example of this is the corset.
WHAT IS A CORSET?
The corset as an undergarment had its origin in Italy and was introduced by Catherine de Medici into France in the 1500s, where the women of the French court embraced it. These corsets were typically made out of layered fabric, stiffened with glue, and were tightly laced.
Now, in the 21st century, corsets are made with a wide array of material and fabric, like leather, cotton, or satin and is reinforced by steel boning to provide great strength in cinching your waist and highlighting the curves of your bust line and hips.
TYPES OF CORSET
Corsets do vary in shape, style, materials, fit, and colors. They can be underbust or overbust and can be made with plastic boning or steel.
An underbust corset obviously begins under the breast and ends at the beginning of the lap. The most recommended for first timers is the black cotton underbust with removable garters. You can add more styles and materials in the future with several patterns and PVC materials.
This type of corset can be worn as an undergarment or a fashion accessory over clothes. The hourglass shape is great for the posture as it provides back support along with a great compliment to your shape.
The main advantage of an underbust corset is its versatility. You can have a simple underbust made of cotton and you can wear it over several outfits and styles.
POPULER TYPES OF CORSETS OR UNDERBUST
Longline, Cincher, Bodice, Corsets with wide straps, Waspie and Overbust Corset
On the other hand, overbust corsets start under the arms and end above the hips. This type of corset lifts up the breast and reduces the waistline. It can provide excellent support for the back as well.
They can be worn to compliment an elegant evening look or just an everyday look to accent your jeans. Wearing a pair of heels with this type of corset will give you a head-turning look that gives off a feminine posture.
POPULAR TYPES OF OVERBUST:
Lingerie corset, Cupped corset, Bustier, Fat-Front style and Sweetheart neckline
HOW TO WEAR A CORSET WITH JEANS
If you want to wear a corset with jeans, there are a number of things that you should remember first in order to have a good-looking outfit, FIRST…
FIND THE RIGHT CORSET
Finding the right style of corset is very important to suit your look. Corset with jeans can be tricky, since you must wear jeans that are a good fit for your body and the corset type. This is the fun part, because you can mix and match, create styles based on the event and your mood.
An overbust corset, which can cover your chest is good for small to medium breast, or you can try an underbust that can emphasize the waist. This type of corset is more versatile because it can be worn on top of any outfit aside from jeans.
The color and material are the next things you should consider. It is best to wear a corset with a neutral color. Black is the most recommended, as it can be your go-to-look in the closet.
TYPE OF JEANS
We say no to High-waist Jeans, why?
A typical corset is placed on the top of the hip bones that is why a high-rise or high-waist jean are not a good match. This may cause your tummy to appear as if its protruding, which is not the look you want. Instead, we recommend you wear low rise jeans that have an elastic waistband.
If there is a chance that the top of your jeans will overlap between the bottom of the corset, all you need to do is position the corset on the top of the waistband and not by tucking it inside the jeans, because it may damage the steel bones that come with the corset…and again…this is not a good look.
If your combination of style produces a muffin type posture, then try to have shapewear. You must also wear a tank top inside your corset in order to bring you comfort or spandex which can help provide more comfort out of the unwanted pudge.
Just like jeans, a pair of dress pants are a good choice for a corset, because it sits low on the waist. You may want to wear dress pants with a wider waistband in order to provide more comfort and padding for the hips. One of the most favorite styles that professionals love is a pair of dress pants combined with a blazer. This is a very HOT look that can go from the office to the lounge just be dropping the blazer.
Leggings can be tucked gently below the corset which can give you more comfort because of its elastic waistband. Leggings can also look great with blazer and heels.
ADD SOME ACCESSORIES
Corsets are not just undergarments that are worn inside or outside of clothes. They can also be worn as tops and be paired with jeans. When wearing a corset with jeans, you need to add some accessories in order to have a classy look.
A black lacy corset would be an excellent choice to pair with light colored or very dark denim jeans. Add some black necklace accessories in order to have a bold look while maintaining a feminine look.
PUT ON A BLAZER
Another tip that you might want to remember is to add layers on your top such as a black blazer in order to offset the lacy lingerie style of the corset. This type of outfit can give you a semi-formal happy go lucky look. Remove the blazer, keep the accessories and you are ready for a night on the town.
STILETTOS OR HEELS
Corsets, like any other clothes, can be worn as a top. When paired with jeans, a corset becomes elegantly looking when combined with stilettos, heels or even ankle boots.
Jeans especially the skinny type can highlight a corset when heels are being used. This is because the stilettos enable the body to have a good posture, which can help define the body and give off a sexy and stylish look.
There is no right or wrong way to sport a corset with jeans as long as you feel good about your style choice. You decide on the look and wear it like the diva you are!