How To Wear A Corset : From The Runway To Your Closet

As old as it may seem, the corset is making a huge comeback again this season.

Think ‘corset’, and images of burlesque dancers, 80’s waist trainers or maybe even Kim Kardashian will undoubtedly come to mind. Last spring, some fashion labels like Isabel Marant, MISBVH, Loewe, and even Stella McCartney pulled of a medieval-meets-modern makeover on the season’s biggest accessory trend. And now it has become everyone’s favorite!



Here are five of our favourite ways to work the corset trend into your wardrobe:

  1. Wear it with a shirt

The easiest way to style a corset belt is to wear it with a basic white shirt. It’s chic and effortlessly cool. Pair it with ripped jeans and statement heels.

Related: Three Ways To Wear Corset Belts


  1. Layer over an oversized coat

This trick totally works when you want to upgrade your old coat or jacket without spending too much. Pick a belt in a different colour for a more daring look!


  1. Play with similar colour tones

Not only is this a safe way to play with the piece, but it also works well on everyone. Choose similar colour tones like these brown hues to start.


  1. Keep it simple

Keep the layering game simple by pairing it with a long satin dress. You’ll look elegant and charming without even trying too much!


  1. Mix with different patterns

A perfect tip for rule breakers: pattern mixing. Opt for soft colour tones to avoid looking tacky. Looks tricky but the results are well worth the effort!

If you’d like to try the trend for yourself, you can without spending too much! Check out our top budget corsets below:

ZARA, Corset top with side buttons – RM149.90

Pull&Bear, Striped corset t-shirt – RM119.90

H&M, Corset top – RM134

Topshop, Single buckle corset top – RM125

Bershka, Corset belt – RM79.90

Text by Ivanka Wu.