WWD recently reported celebrities have energized the shapewear market. How so? By wearing underwear as outerwear! To prove it, annual sales of shapewear grew 10.6 percent from March '09 to February '10. Wow. You know who the trendsetters are: Madonna, Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Katy Perry, Dita Von Teese, and so on. Proceed to see them, and more, rocking this risque trend.
According to an article in WWD this morning, stylish Londoners are taking sartorial inspiration from Rihanna and Lady Gaga and wearing lingerie brand corsets as eveningwear. Sales of luxury intimates at Selfridges is up 70 percent, with styles from Bordelle—including a $1,470 girdle with white feathers jutting from the hips—selling out within 24 hours of arriving in store. In honor of the news, we've selected a handful of our favorite corsets and bustiers for your consideration. Wear them in the bedroom, out to the club—or both—and think of it as multifunctional fashion at its best.
If I didn't already plan my Halloween costume this year – I'm going to be a mermaid — I would totally be a cancan girl. But hey, there's always next year, right? In case you didn't know, cancan dancers first derived from Paris in the mid 1800s. They were known for performing lively, leg-kicking dances in a chorus line. Since then, the dance style has spread across the world. You can always spot a cancan dancer by her awesome costume: long fluffy skirts, petticoats, corsets, stockings, and colorful feather headgear. You too, can be a cancan.
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Bustier advocates, like myself, get ready to go gaga over this Target Go International Gray Bustier Top ($25). It took mere seconds between finding it and ordering one for myself. I just received it and can't wait to experiment.
I've long been a fan of bustier/corset bodices and especially love what Proenza Schouler does with them. But I normally don't wear them in an obviously sexy way. Instead, I layer over a contrasting tee for coverage and added interest. Now that I'm sure this one looks good in person, I had to share with my girls.