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

16 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 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 it’s safe to say 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 surprisingly 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 2021-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.

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STYLECASTER | Corsets Tops and Dresses

Courtesy of For Love & Lemons.

Pansy Floral Bustier

This internet-famous bustier has been everywhere after another Victoria’s Secret style went viral and sold out. The dainty floral print mixed with the sheer paneling make it the perfect combination of modern and classic, and the ruffles add a little something extra.

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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.* 

 

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Courtesy of Missguided.

Black Draped Corset Balloon Sleeve Crop Top

This black crop top is anything but basic thanks to the feminine sleeves that contrast the sultry cropped bodice. The long sleeves add a little more coverage to the look, without making it any less sexy.

 

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Courtesy of Femme Luxe.

Off-Shoulder Volume Sleeve Corset Detail Mini Dress

This white 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.

 

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Courtesy of Out From Under.

Lucy Dot Mesh Corset

I’m going to be wearing this floral bustier over my plain black turtlenecks and tees for the rest of the year. The vintage-feeling rose print and lace detailing at the top make this a must-have.

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Courtesy of Good American.

Hourglass Top

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 stll working from home, it’s a great Zoom top!)

 

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Courtesy of Miaou.

Lucy Embroidered Cotton-Blend Bustier Top

Miaou has become known for their selection of modern-yet-classic cosets. They come in a ton of different colors, but this navy blue option is a sweet, subtle pick thanks to the delicate green embroidery 

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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. 

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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.

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Courtesy of Pretty Little Thing.

Khaki Corset Detail Puff Sleeve Shift Dress

Meet the perfect corseted day dress. This sage green color acts like a neutral in your closet, so you can style it with almost any accessories.

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Courtesy of Retrofete.

Mel Bustier

The lacy bodice and zip-up detailing on the front of this this sheer black bustier give it a perfectly modern touch. Prepare to make a statement the next time you put it on. 

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Courtesy of True Violet.

Square Neck Top With Corset Detail

Tired of wearing all black? This luxe green option adds a pop of color to your outfit without much effort. Plus, because the color is still fairly deep, you won’t feel too out of your comfort zone.

 

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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. 

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Courtesy of Danielle Guizio.

Oversized Shirting Corset Dress

This modern take on the classic corset is about to become the most-worn dress in your closet. It’s an all-season piece that can be worn layered over a turtleneck now and then on its own in the summer. 

A version of this article previously appeared in May 2019.

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