Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Define and Enhance

Want to create or emphasize a sexy womanly silhouette? Then a corset-style garment is definitely the way to go!

Historically, a corset is an article of clothing worn mostly by women who desired to emphasize a slim hourglass figure by physically reducing the waist.


photo courtesy wikipedia.org


The appearance of a corseted body was thought to be visually pleasing but there were also serious health risks as a result of prolonged or incorrect wear, such as difficulty breathing and organ deformation.


photo courtesy aura.zaadz.com


Although some women still practice wearing authentic corsets, most just prefer to wear clothing that mimics the visual effects they create.

Corset-style tops and dresses were recently seen on Charlize Theron at the 2008 MTV Movie Awards on June 1, Victoria Beckham while promoting her dVB line on May 15 and Jada Pinkett Smith at the premiere of Kit Kittredge in New York on June 19.

Sarah Jessica Parker also wore a feathered corset in the Sex and the City Movie, Rihanna wore a dress with a corset-like bodice to the third annual “Cartier Love Day” Lighting Ceremony on June 19 and Heidi Klum wore a leather corset top at the opening of Trump International Hotel in Dubai on June 24.


photos courtesy justjared.com, zimbio.com and latimesblogs.latimes.com


You too can shape up with the corset-style clothing options below.




Floral Print Corset Top
Price: US$30.00
http://www.giannascloset.com/pd_floral_print_corset.cfm












29 comments:

Kira Fashion said...

i have a corset, but i confess that is not easy to wear in a modern way...

a kiss!

Pamcasso said...

LOVE the lingerie look dorothy perkins top!

Ida said...

I love VB's one. So sexy and stylish.

I can only rarely make myself wear a corset myself, though. I find it really uncomfortable and too pretentious as a rule. If I had the life of VB, though *lol*

Imelda Matt said...

give me a corset that deforms organs any old day!!!

ps - the 'man meat' video went above and beyond and I loved itxxx

Eb the Celeb said...

I love love loved that top on jada when I first saw the pic... and that forever21 black one is just my style!

Nay'Chelle said...

Great corset collage! I tried one on once and I looked like a boy trying on a corset. haha.

Fashion Addict said...

I love the corset dress that Izabel Goulart is wearing!

Debbie Shiamay said...

i am in LOVEEE with that corset dress from Victoria Secret. It looks super. Thanks for tagging me, danz!!! Ill get to it asap.

Kin'shar said...

hey those are cute..........do they have my size. LOL (2x)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi danz-excellent post!! I'm too little to fill a corset, but I adore the look! Love SJP and Victoria Beckhams!

(¯`·._.·[***Fresh&Fab***]·._.·´¯) said...

and it makes it look so much better too. wow

this is nice and educative for me. I Learn from ure blog.

Beka said...

Wow! There are so many, and they're cheaper than I thought! I've always wanted one. Thanks!

Toni Alexis said...

That gathered corset from F2 is lovely! Also we have a bunch at Trashy.com that are sooo cool and we can also custom make some!

xoxo

The Seeker said...

Again a very informative and great posts. I've said that before, but I can't help to admire you and all the work you put to make your posts.

I really like the corpet look, there are some pictures from the stuff you pick that I really love.

I would like to try one... but never saw any here.

xoxox

jess said...

i love the plaid dress. did you see that lady on oprah who wore a corset all the time and now has a 17 in waist?

Times of Glory said...

Corsets are beautiful! Thank you for your comprehensive info and gorgeous pictures! I really adore them... SJP looks very elegant yet still urban slick in that feather one... I love it!

P.S. your comments always always make me smile xxxxxxxxxxxxx

STYLE DU MONDE said...

I looooove corsets!

pammish said...

i.need.to.find corsets that will enhance my (flat) figure! haha i know, id look like a surfboard in them.. but i love them! :):) who cares right? (or maybe donning something like what victoria is wearing then?) also loving rihanna there! :)

ps. abt the song, i think its still bob marley who originally sang it? but i cant find the original version.. so maybe im wrong? :)

enc said...

I love the idea of a corset look. Maybe someday.

Laurel said...

Danz! How are you? I really do love corsets, but I'm lacking in the 'chest department' and wish I had just enough to make it look super sexy.

Have a great week, mon cherie! <3 you!

WendyB said...

I'm crazy about corsets.

Siljesfashion said...

Love corsets, they hold everything in place! The white one is a beauty and a steal. Thanks for your very nice comment!

iƱaki said...

I looooove Vicky Becks in hers!

xx

Chelsea Rae said...

I've never really been a fan of the corset, and now I'm slightly glad I didn't live in a time when everyone wore corsets because I don't think my organs can squish that much!

CoutureCarrie said...

Delicious post, and loving that you added the history of the look. I have been "collecting" bustier pics for some time now, and it is always wonderful to see where you and I overlap in our aesthetic :)

aizat.cinta.goddess said...

wow..love the belt on the the white shirt and the floral skirt!it is so good!

Lil Midget said...

One of my favourites....Corsets rule!!

qifa said...

ohh dear the ilustration scared the hell out of me....

soph said...

the organ deformation pic is so disturbing! but the your corset related picks are very nice of course hehe