Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

Maggie Griswold
Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight
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Throughout history, the corset has played many roles. Back in Shakespeare’s era, it was used as an undergarment for women, pushing up their chests to the high heavens and tightening up their waists; and later, the corset became a lingerie staple for those trying to spice it up in the boudoir. Most recently, though, this undergarment has come out of the bedroom and into the daylight, and if you’ve been looking for ideas on how to wear corsets with everyday garb, I’ve got you. Whether you pair the lingerie-inspired piece with jeans or a skirt, you can’t go wrong. The corset is here to shake things up the everyone’s wardrobe—and add a little sex appeal as well.

Even if you prefer not to bare all to the world, there are still so many sexy (and, surprisingly, sophisticated) ways to look amazing in a corset. Not only can you don the classic full corset as a top, but you can also use a half corset as a belt with dresses already in your closet. Throw on a corset over your favorite button down or wear it alone if you’re feeling like leaving less to the imagination. Wear a corset belt around your newest maxi dress or paired with a sweater for fall. However you style a corset, you’re sure to look amazing—and effortlessly chic.

To give you some major corset outfit inspiration, I rounded up 29 street style looks featuring the garment. Don’t be afraid to spice things up by adding a corset to an outfit you already love! These street-style approved corset outfits are here to show you that there’s no wrong way to style a corset this summer (or any season, really).

 

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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1. Paired with high-waisted jeans, a beret & heels

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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2. Go completely nude (in color, that is)

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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3. Pair a statement corset with a neutral dress

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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4. Wear a white corset over a white button down

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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5. Pair a corset with a slip midi skirt

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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6. Wear a black corset with a sheer jacket and loose denim

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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7. Pair a corset belt with houndstooth

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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8. Rock a corset under a neon suit

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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9. Slip a corset on over your favorite blouse

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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10. Wear a corset with a blazer and trousers for a sleek look

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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11. Pair a wild statement corset with a statement jacket & fun pants

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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12. Go monochrome

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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13. Pair a corset with a tulle skirt

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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14. Rock a beaded corset with a black blazer

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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15. Pair a sheer corset with a white button down

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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16. Wear a neutral corset with a wrap skirt

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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17. Rock a sheer corset with a velvety suit

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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18. Match your corset to your suiting

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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19. Pair a black corset with with a dramatic blue suit

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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20. Wear a neutral corset with a brightly colored trouser

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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21. Rock a patchwork corset belt

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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22. Let your colorful corset be the pop of color in your outfit

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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23. Add a black corset belt to a white dress

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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24. Layer a leather corset over a lacy maxi dress

STYLECASTER | Street Style Takes on How to Wear a Corset During Daylight

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25. Rock a plaid corset belt with a green frock

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