How to Wear a Corset in 2023: An Updated Guide on Styling and Accessorizing This Timeless Fashion Piece


History of Corsets Corsets have been a popular fashion item for centuries, dating back to the 16th century when they were worn as a means of shaping the torso and accentuating the waist. In recent years, corsets have made a comeback in the fashion world and are now being worn as a stylish and versatile fashion piece. This guide will describe the history of corsets and their resurgence today, as well as provide tips on how to style and accessorize corsets for any occasion.

A Look at the History of Corsets and their Comeback

Corsets were first worn in the 16th century as a means of shaping the torso and accentuating the waist. They were worn by both men and women, but it was primarily women who wore them as a symbol of beauty and femininity. The corset was worn under clothing and was often tight-laced to create a dramatic hourglass figure. In the 19th century, corsets became even more popular and were worn by women of all social classes. They were made with steel boning and were designed to create a small waist and a full bust and hips. However, by the early 20th century, the corset fell out of fashion as women began to reject the restrictive nature of the garment. In recent years, corsets have made a comeback in the fashion world. They are now being worn as a stylish and versatile fashion piece, rather than a restrictive undergarment. The corset has been modernized and is now available in a variety of styles, including overbust, underbust and cropped.


5 Ways to Style a Corset for Any Occasion

Corsets can be worn in a variety of ways to suit any occasion. Here are five different ways to style a corset in 2023:

1. As a Top: A corset top can be worn with jeans or a skirt for a casual look. Matching pieces create a fantastic looking corset set.

Floral Meadow CorsetFloral Meadow Corset Back
Pictured: Corseti Couture, Floral Meadow Corset, $257 
 2. As a layering piece: Layer a corset over a long-sleeved shirt or sweater for a unique and stylish look.

Galaxy Underbust

Pictured: Corseti Couture, Galaxy Underbust Corset, $174
3. As a dress: A corset dress can be worn for a formal or special occasion.
Tropical Mesh Panel Corset Dress
Pictured: Corseti Couture, Tropical Mesh Panel Corset Dress, $319

4. With a blazer: Wear a corset with a blazer for a safe off-duty look.

Blazer and pants set over a corset

Corseti Collection carries select staple pieces that pair perfectly with any corset:

Corseti Denim Blazer, $108, Pictured

Creme Crepe Tuxedo Blazer, $108

Sydney Bella Blazer, $155

Sydney Black Slit-Cuff Pants, $98

Sydney White Slit-Cuff Pants, $98

High Rise Slit-Cuff Leggings, $98






5. As outerwear: A corset can be worn as outerwear, over a plain top or dress, for a bold and unique look.
 Pictured: Corseti Couture, Basically Black Cotton Waspie Corset, $120.50

What Accessories Should You Wear with Your Corset Outfit?

When accessorizing a corset outfit, it is important to keep in mind the occasion and overall look you are trying to achieve. Here are a few suggestions for accessories to wear with a corset:

Shoes: Heels are a classic choice and will add height and elegance to your look. However, for a more casual look, boots or flats can also be worn.

Jewelry: A statement necklace or earrings can add a touch of elegance and glamour to your corset outfit. However, keep in mind that less is more when it comes to jewelry, as the corset is already a statement piece.

Belt: A belt can be worn over a corset to accentuate the waist and add an extra element of style.

Handbag: A small clutch or shoulder bag can be worn to complete your look and carry essentials. 

Corsets are a timeless fashion piece that have made a comeback in today’s fashion. With a variety of styles, from classic corsets, and corset shirts to dresses, corset styles can be worn for any occasion. Get creative and play with different ways to style and accessorize your corset, and don't be afraid to experiment with different looks. Remember, when buying a corset, look for quality and style. Happy corseting!