Corsets for the Casual-Elegant?
One clothing item that has remained as a staple fashion throughout the centuries is the corset. We’ve all seen the women in period clothing with their perfectly-laced bodices and stunning gowns, frocks and the likes– we’ve also all seen the cute, trendy corsets worn by modern-day fashionistas of today!
Long past are the days when you needed to label yourself as goth or alternative to don a corset; these days, just about anyone with a sense of fashion has probably tried on a corset at one point in time. Let this be the little voice in your head that tells you to go for it and try on a sleeved corset!
A Case Study on Corsets
Corsets have been around longer than the french fry, believe it or not, and have remained fashionable since the 1300s. 14th century France was home to all the new fashion ideas, and laced bodices became a stunning addition to any woman’s wardrobe who wished to shape their figure.
Originally, corsets and stays were undergarments, worn underneath their gowns and other clothes, but have since transitioned into being worn as one would a shirt or other top. There are still those who wear corsets and corsets with sleeves traditionally, as an undergarment or period piece, or part of the cottagecore fashion trend.
In the eighties and nineties, many people in the goth subculture began incorporating corsets into their style. Today, there are a wide variety of tights and corsets to choose from: full corsets , underbust corsets , half corsets and corsets with sleeves are just some of the types of corsets you can find when shopping.
It’s refreshing to know that people of all aesthetics are sporting corsets from one outfit to the next!
Daily Wear, Evening Wear & Renaissance Faires!
A corset is sure to add flavor to any outfit. Need an excuse to wear one? Throw on a cute maxi dress and layer a corset with sleeves over it before you go out with friends. Choose a simpler corset to layer with a cute shirt and some ripped jeans or a punky skirt for a concert outfit. Wear a corset underneath your evening dress to feel extra flirty. It’s a good match to mesh tops as well.
The uses for a corset with sleeves are numerous! If you’re new to wearing corsets, you can test the waters by wearing one as part of your next renaissance faire outfit – there’s nothing cuter than a forest elf with a leafy corset with sleeves!
Where to Find the Best Corset With Sleeves
Because of the plethora of corset types, styles, sizes and shapes, shopping for one can seem like a daunting task. Always narrow down your search options by considering your finances, what materials you like best and what style you’re thinking of in your head.
Not sure what style you’ll like yet? Consider this flattering, cropped corset with puffed sleeves from Goth BB. If you’re feeling a tad more conservative, check out this more traditional-looking lace-up velvet corset with sleeves.
Choosing a good brand is also a huge factor in buying corsets with sleeves. If you want to make sure you are getting the best bang for your buck, you will want to find a company that offers quality, fast shipping and with a very good reputation.
A Touch of Grace and Boldness
Whether you’re looking to turn a few heads or a room full, adding a corset or a speacial goth pants to your next outfit idea will not be a decision that disappoints. A good corset with sleeves will not only flatter your figure, but increase your self-confidence as well. In this day and age, people of all styles are embracing and wearing corsets, continuing this centuries-old fashion trend.