Scroll To See More Images
If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, STYLECASTER may receive an affiliate commission.
If you’ve been on the internet at all in the past few weeks, you’ve probably seen a slew of photos from the new season of Bridgerton bombarding your social media feeds. There’s a good reason for that: The fashion in the show is simply *chef’s kiss.* While we all can’t transport ourselves to Regency-era London, we can take a little inspiration from the show by way of corset-style tops and dresses and bustiers.
Though corsets drip with bedroom appeal, their ready-to-wear interpretations brim with subtlety and romanticism. Lace-up and waist-hugging corset bodices simultaneously nod to nighttime and suggest some level of Victorian Era innocence—a juxtaposition we had no idea we needed, but one that intrigues us nonetheless.
Whereas other lingerie-inspired pieces feel slouchy and pajama-like (or, in the case of slinky slip dresses, veritably tricky to style) corset bodices feel feminine and quintessentially appropriate for warmer weather. That said, you can layer them up for edgier cold-weather looks.
While it may seem natural to assume that this design exclusively lends itself to complementing only those blessed with an hourglass shape, the style is absolutely universally flattering, even for those with more modest cup sizes. Today’s corsets aren’t designed to be as restrictive as the ones worn back in the day, and it’s more about the structured aesthetic than trying to drastically change your silhouette. Your bod is already fab, trust me.
Read on for a few options if you’re looking to channel the show’s fashion in a 2022-friendly way—I can’t promise that a duke will fall in love with you, but I can promise lots of compliments on your outfit.
Unlined Lace-Up Bra Top
This criss-cross laced-up top can be worn with jeans for a night out or with something that shows a little more skin for a flirty night in. It comes in 11 different colors and patterns so you can find one for every occasion.
Vintage Strapless Open Back Boned Mesh Bustier
The mesh! The asymmetrical top! This strapless bustier
has it all, so it’s no wonder it was all over TikTok. Layer it under a leather jacket with tons of gold jewelry for added *spice.*
Bandeau Corset Mini Dress
To say I’m obsessed with this lime mini dress would be an understatement. The ribbed bodice gives Bridgerton flair while the overall shape makes it feel modern. It’s the perfect piece for a summer vacation.
Off-Shoulder Corset Pencil Mini Dress
This pencil-tight dress might look like it’s made for a night out, but it can totally be worn during the daytime, too. Simply layer it under an oversized blazer and accessorize with knee-high boots for an influencer-approved fit.
Modern Love Corset
I’m going to be wearing this lace corset top under every blazer I own. The silhouette is subtle and the perfect way to show a little skin.
Dart Poplin Shirt
Say hello to the perfect corset for work. Betcha didn’t know that was possible! Wear this top with a pair of trousers for an on-trend vibe that’s still office-appropriate. (And if you’re still working from home, it’s a great Zoom top!)
Leia Corset Top
Miaou has become known for its selection of modern-yet-classic cosets. They come in a ton of different colors, but this snakeskin option is edgy, modern and perfect for making a statement.
Black Baroque Print Woven Corset Bardot Top
Bridgerton called—they want their corset back. The baroque print and romantic off-the-shoulder-draped sleeves on this stunning bustier top are giving me major Diamond Of The Season vibes.
Black Under Bra Corset Belt
If you’re looking to elevate your basic jeans-and-a-tee outfit, consider adding this corset belt into the mix. Now any simple piece in your closet can be totally transformed.
Khaki Corset Detail Puff Sleeve Shift Dress
Meet the perfect corseted day dress. This sage green color acts as a neutral in your closet, so you can style it with almost any accessories.
Marcella Corset Bustier
This blazer-corset hybrid is a sleek borderline business professional (depending on where you work) take on the trend.
Plus Embellished Corset Top
Tired of wearing all black? This sparkly corset top adds flair to any outfit without much effort. Plus, because the color is still fairly neutral, you won’t feel too out of your comfort zone.
Bustier Corset Top
In the mood for something a little more daring? Look no further than this black strapless corset
. Style it over a white tee to make it more casual for everyday wear, but then rock it on its own at night.
Aurora Corset Mini Dress
Wedding season is up and running which means you’ll need a dress that can keep up with you busy social schedule. This corset mini dress is perfect for any bachelorette party that comes your way.
A version of this article previously appeared in May 2019.