Corsets are making a comeback, but have they ever been away? One thing’s for sure, the underwear as outerwear trend has brought corset brands to the forefront, and given these brands – old and new – the chance to show off their beautiful creations that take inspiration from various eras.
Here we run down our top picks for the most beautiful vintage-inspired corsets – not only do they give you a curve-tastic shape, they’re also made to be seen indoors and out!
KISS ME DEADLY
The under bust corset is perfect if you want to pull in your waist to get a great curve without changing the shape of your bust and this Kiss Me Deadly number is ideal for wearing with pencil skits or under bodycon dresses. The satin corset is boned and features a velvet trim and back lacing so you can adjust it according to your required fit.
Top tip: Order 2-4 inches less than your natural waist measurement.
Sizes: 22-28 inches (reduced waist size)
Buy: Tempest Rose Underbust Corset, £160, kissmedeadly.co.uk
This fabulous Eye Candy corset from Vollers comes in a whole host of colours, including a disco sequin silver, a painted rose print, pinstripe and satin reds. Vollers makes all of its corset by hand in the UK and what we love about this brand is that it has seen first hand how corsets have developed throughout its 113-year history. Vollers has also become a celebrity favourite in recent years for those fans of the underwear as outerwear trend.
Sizes: 18-38 inches
Buy: Eye Candy corset, £150, vollers-corsets.com
WHAT KATIE DID
Vintage lingerie brand What Katie Did has created a collection of gorgeous black, deep velvet red and cream corsets. This beautiful Cabaret Sheer Sophia Corset is the brand’s best-selling piece (they recommend it for corset newbies) and is available in peach and black. Our favourite is peach, which would also be perfect for wearing with a vintage wedding dress. The pretty satin overboning really accentuates your cinched waist and matches the satin lacing, while the shaped cups give your cleavage a boost.
Sizes: 18-30 inches, best for A-E cups
Buy: Carbaret Sheer Sophia Corset (L6068), £165, whatkatiedid.com
This beautiful hand-stitched corset takes inspiration from Art Deco glamour and is made with steel boning and metal busk front as well as a traditional lace-up back. We love the nude satin side panels with their black lace overlay – this trend has appeared across all fashion and underwear and it is super flattering. This corset is made to be seen!
Sizes: XS-L (8-14)
Buy: Temptation Lace and Vintage Stitch Corset, £75, playfulpromises.com