Summer's over - but great fashion never ends
Hey there Atomic Ones! It’s that time of year again. Still pretty warm but technically, at any moment, it will be jacket weather. On one hand, a great excuse to wear that boyfriend sweater or blazer. On the other hand, if we are going to be a bit more “covered up” then the fashion that is left showing needs to include a real attention getter.
Here are some ideas on how to incorporate some corset pieces into your fall wardrobe and other outfits and keep on looking good.
Idea #1. Overbusts
Overbust corsets are just what the name describes..they cover the bust as opposed the an underbust which stops just under your bust line. An overbust corset can either stop at the upper hip or it may be what we call a "longer lined" piece which stops at the middle hip and is great if you have a long waist. Take a look here at four examples of the more common corsets which stop at the upper hip:
All four cover the tummy area keeping the waist nice and defined, and there is a clear definition of your hips. These are comfortable material, the top right blue one is one is denim. Don't you just love those adorable white laces up the front and the classy Houndstooth print?
These corsets stop at the upper hip and are strictly fashion pieces. They feature acrylic boning and are fun and versatile.
Most fashion corsets have a ribbon lace-up back, which is another reason they are considered fashion pieces rather than waist trainers, which will have a heavy cord lace up for tight cinching like these two longer lined steel boned over busts below:
Now these two waist trainers are serious! They are examples of what we mean by long-lined corsets and perfectly equipped for cinching with their 26 steel bones and heavy cord lace up in back.
However, waist trainers can also be found, commonly, in a length that sits on the upper hip as opposed to the longer-lined style. Both will do the job. It's just a matter of style and your preference.
These two longer-lined waist training corsets are beautiful and classy and will go perfectly under the right jacket with pants. The strapless design is perfect to showcase a necklace and earrings.
Finally, any of the above over bust corsets can be paired casually with a sweater or jacket depending on the look your after and the weather, of course! XXXXXXXXX
Idea #2. Bustiers
Before we look at a few bustier examples, let’s clear up exactly what a bustier is and how it is different from a corset.
Bustier’s are similar to corsets in the way they hug and define the body. Where they differ is on shaping the bust and creating a well-supported cleavage. After all, everyone loves a beautiful cleavage, right?
They also tend to have a hook and eye closure in back giving them more of a pretty lingerie look, and have acrylic boning.
Two reasons to love this jeweled crop top bustier; it can be paired with a long skirt for a dressy look, and it's a gorgeous reflection of some of fall's oranges and reds with some added sparkle.
Going From Work to Play
I've always admired women who could go straight from work to after work fun without having to change clothes first. They know the secret is in leaving the house in an already versatile outfit.
Personally, I've tended to bring a bulky bag of after-work gear with me to the office, that is, until I invested in corsets. They are so easy to start the day with a more professional or "work" look with the right pants and jacket and with little hassle, just change out afterwork with those long fabulous earrings and sexy heels for after hours...the best of both worlds.
Idea 3. The Easy Dress
Sometimes when you're looking for something super simple to wear, you should consider the "easy dress." This Chevron dress, when paired with sneakers and a few bracelets, can certainly make your errand time feel and look quite chic.
Change the look a little with a pair of flats and a belt. Now...you have something a little dressier. Best of all – it has sleeves! When those chilly days hit, you won't be freezing and wishing you'd brought a sweater. Thinking to slip on something with sleeves might just allow you to extend you enjoyment of eating a bit longer in that lovely, outdoor patio area.
Idea 4. Vegan Leather
Vegan leather looks just as sexy and sleek as traditional leather, but without involving animals. How we love that! Vegan leather can contain cork or kelp-based product blends of other synthetic ingredients.
Depending on the piece it may be slightly more breathable than traditional leather. Vegan leather is a micro-fiber material and different from PVC leather. PVC leather also does not involve animals. It is more commonly known as pleather. PVC leather, while kind to animals, is not so kind to the environment.
Leather is always a consistent fall look so consider incorporating a beautiful faux leather corset as the mainstay of your outfit and just accessorize around a fabulous piece like this one:
Leather can be a powerful statement piece. It’s classy, sophisticated and bold. It can also be kept feminine. This leather corset paired with a jacket and smudged eye makeup capture a badass, yet feminine look.
Another benefit of going vegan vs. traditional leather is that it's much easier to clean and take care of.
Vegan or faux leather should be laundered per the garment tags instructions. Each piece will be different, but you can be sure it is easier and less expensive that having traditional leather dry cleaned.
Patent leather was invented in the 1960's by adding a glossy coat over traditional leather. Todays patent leather is usually a synthetic material. To avoid patent leather made from animal products, check inside the garment for stamps reading "genuine patent leather," otherwise, it is safe to assume you have imitation patent leather.
Patent leather is known for its wet-look, ultra shiny finish. It's popularly used in belts, clutches, and Mary-Jane style shoes.
Treat your shiny patent leather pieces the same way you would a mirror, wipe them down with glass cleaner and dry with a soft lint-free cloth. Buffing scuffs on patent leather with mineral oil is an alternative method. Scuff marks on white patent leather can be treated with a diluted white vinegar and warm water mixture.
Do not iron patent leather or steam it.
Removing Oily Stains
If you've accidentally dripped something oily (aka- taking a big bite of a juicy hamburger) onto your favorite fall leather outfit, don’t panic!! This is not a deal breaker.
Get some baby powder or corn starch and completely cover the stain with a good thick dusting. The powder will lift the oil from the garment. For best results, leave it on overnight. You might have to repeat the process, but chances are you have saved the piece. Hooray!
Extra Curvy Ladies – We’ve got your size
Most of our overbust corsets and our bustiers run from S - 2X. However, we also have a large selection of popular and stunning pieces in sizes up to 6X. You can view some of these by clicking here.
As always if you are unsure of what size to order or you want to shoot us an email letting know how your previous corsets have worked out, we are always available. You can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can email me directly at email@example.com