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Corsets: The Must-Try Trend For Date Nights This Fall

By Alyssa Vandermeulen
·  4 min read
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One of the newest women’s fashion trends has its roots in the late 15th century. This traditionally regal style has been given new life in 2022, and the corset makes for an effortlessly sexy date night look!

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Take a deep breath and hear me out. Corset tops and dresses are known for their ability to snatch you in the right places, and create the illusion of a larger bust and smaller waist. Highly flattering on a variety of body types, the corset top is the perfect amount of elegance to wear to your next date. Some corset tops include the traditional back lacing, whereas others utilize a zipper or hooks to comfortably hold you in place.  

While they come in a variety of styles, the traditional corset top will be a favorite for the fall season, especially due to its versatility. These tops can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, and provide the perfect base for layering that will be appreciated during the colder months. This top from Abercrombie is highly rated and probably all over your Instagram feed, so grab one while they're in stock!

Abercrombie & Fitch Linen-Blend Corset Set Top, $33
Abercrombie & Fitch Linen-Blend Corset Set Top
Miaou Agnes Corset, $265
Corset Top

For an added girly touch to a classically feminine top, try a corset with puff sleeves. Simple detailing and available in solid colors or prints, the hardware on this top will make you feel incredibly put together. 

Abercrombie & Fitch Puff Sleeve Hardware Corset Top, $36
Abercrombie & Fitch Puff Sleeve Hardware Corset Top
H:ours Miquela Mini Dress, $138
Revolve Mini Dress Corset
LoveShackFancy Mori Bustier, $395
LoveShackFancy Bustier

Another stunning corset features satin in a rich forest green color guaranteed to make your man do a double take!

River Island Green Satin Bardot Corset Top, $84
River Island Top
Miaou Campbell Corset, $245
Miaou Corset Top
Anthropologie Verb by Pallavi Singhee Corset Dress, $278
Anthropologie Corset Dress
Showpo Trinah Corset Maxi Dress, $80
Showpo Corset Maxi Dress

Wondering how to style your new favorite corset? Here are five fashionable ways to participate in the trend this fall!

With Denim

We all have a favorite pair of jeans, and we often reach for them when getting ready for a date because they feel, and look, great. Given the tighter structure of the top, it would be best to choose a straight-leg pair of denim to balance out the overall shape. Pair those jeans with a corset top, and you’ve got an instant outfit that says “notice me.” Add some sparkly accessories and a cute handbag for a perfect night-out look, whether you’re trying out a new restaurant or heading to the movies!

With Trousers

An easy after-work date night look requires only a change of top. While the corset top is not office appropriate, trousers are. Keep the colors neutral, with either a monochrome look or a perfectly paired soft hues. All you need to do to grab drinks after work is swipe on a lip color and a fun pair of heels. Easy, classy, chic, and very on-trend!

With a Skirt

Another way to style a corset top is with a skirt. A mini skirt is a favorite basic if you want to show off a little extra skin, or a midi-length skirt is the perfect fall date night look. One easy trick to dress up a corset is to wear a skirt of contrasting material, such as silk or satin. These fabrics are perfect for fall, and add a beautiful touch to any outfit, especially for a date. While heels seem like a natural choice, try a cute pair of boots (or heeled booties!) to truly hone in on the autumn vibes. 

With Leather Accents

Another major trend for this fall is leather. A corset top paired with leather is the right amount of sweet and sultry, which will keep him guessing! Try a pair of leather pants for a silhouette flattering look, or throw a leather jacket over your top.  If you’re still uncertain about leather apparel, a leather handbag or even a boot can add some spice to your outfit this fall!

For a Formal Occasion

Many of the shapes and styles of formal dresses have been rather exhausted over the last few years. If you’re looking for something different, the corset style dress is stunning, especially in a formal silhouette. Whether your preference is a bodycon midi or a full-length dress, the corset dress is regal and timeless. What makes these dresses so captivating? The stitching and detailing of the dress are entirely focused on the bust and shortened torso, leaving the long full skirt simple and sophisticated. 

Closing Thoughts

Spice things up for your next date with a stunning corset. Whether you're dating your husband or headed off to a first date, the corset trend is ideal for ensuring that you look feminine and effortlessly sultry!

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