14 Corsets Perfect For Date Night Or A Promenade With The Duke Of Hastings

14 Corsets Perfect For Date Night Or A Promenade With The Duke Of Hastings
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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.

STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of Victoria’s Secret.

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.


STYLECASTER | Corsets Shirts and Dresses

Courtesy of Modegal.

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.* 


STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of Misguided

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.


STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of ASOS Design.

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.


STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of Out From Under.

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. 


STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of Good American.

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!)


STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of Miaou.

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.


STYLECASTER | Corsets Tops and Dresses

Courtesy of Pretty Little Thing.

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. 


STYLECASTER | Corsets Tops and Dresses

Courtesy of Pretty little Thing.

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.


STYLECASTER | Corsets Tops and Dresses

Courtesy of Pretty Little Thing.

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.


STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of Bardot.

Marcella Corset Bustier

This blazer-corset hybrid is a sleek borderline business professional (depending on where you work) take on the trend.

STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of Starlet.

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.

 

STYLECASTER | Corsets Tops and Dresses

Courtesy of Zhitunemi.

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. 


STYLECASTER | Corset Tops Dresses

Courtesy of superdown.

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.

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