Season after season we see lingerie of some sort work its way into the collections of dozens of designers. Between bra tops, slip dresses, and even garter belts, the ready-to-wear scene has certainly seen its fair share of the bedroom if you know what I mean. The year of 2020 was when we anticipated the rise of corsets and bustiers, in particular, but once the pandemic hit and stay-at-home orders were in place, we assumed everyone would put away their tricky trends and fall into a loungewear slump until further notice. While loungewear is certainly on the up, we have been shocked to see that corsets and bustiers actually weren’t placed on the back burner—they rose to the top.
Despite our lack of places to go and fancy events to attend, fashion girls proved their love of this lingerie trend all year long by wearing and sharing their favorite corset and bustier looks on Instagram. From the famous Dion Lee versions to Miaou’s kitschy take on the classic boudoir garment, it’s clear that there was nothing stopping the sartorial set from backing this trend with full force and we have the photos to prove it. Ahead, discover the multitude of ways you can style your corsets and bustier tops and shop some of my personal favorites along the way. While you might not think investing in a trendy top like this is the most practical of purchases, I have a feeling the looks that lie ahead will convince you otherwise.