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How to Incorporate Your Summer Pieces into Fall

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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.

 

 

     

     

Moving on…

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

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 support@atomicjaneclothing.com or you can email me directly at jessica@atomicjaneclothing.com

What to Wear on Special Occasions

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It's that time of the year again. Tis the season for parties happening every weekend, and you can't find a thing to wear. Even if you are partied out- what about other times when you need to look oh-so-alluring but have no idea where to start? Never fear, corsets are here!


In this post, we will give you some great ideas on what to wear on special occasions. But not only holidays; girls night out, black- tie affairs. It's all happening, here at Atomic Jane. Let's get started!


The Company Party


You know the drill. The significant other has a company shin-dig coming up, and you need to look hotter than all the other dates. What's a girl to do? Don't worry. We've got a corset for that. This piece is classy, but the perfect amount of sexy to let you stand out in a crowd. 

Pair this with a shawl, a dress jacket or sweater. For the bottom half- its your choice. Skirt as long or short as your like. Add a statement necklace and you have a complete look. 

 

Once the party is over- don't go stuffing this one in the back of the closet. Corsets are easily re-purposed for everyday wear. Grab your favorite pair of skinny jeans, a cardigan and go out and enjoy yet another fabulous ensemble. 


New Years Eve


Unless you are shivering outside in Times Square, there's a pretty good chance you are going out to celebrate New Years. One of my favorite parts of New Year's Eve (besides that romantic kiss at midnight) is checking out what everyone wears. Start your new calendar off with a bang in something like this. 

 

Or you can create your own look with a classic lace-up overbust corset that can be worn with any combination you could imagine. 

This black steel boned corset paired with a ruched skirt, like the one above- is sure to please. We aren't the only ones who think a corset should be your go-to New Year Outfit. Take a look at who else agrees with us. 

 

If there is one person who always knows exactly what to wear, it's Beyonce. The Queen Bee could look good in a paper bag, but she still chooses her outfits as carefully as the rest of us.

Known for her show-stopping curves, she knows how important it is to find a look that's body-flattering. Her looks have ranged from Gaga-outrageous to "OMG I can't even". Well ladies, I'm here to tell you. Yes, you can.


Take a look at Beyonce's New Years Eve outfit a few years ago. Here we see how she found a way to exaggerate those dangerous curves. With a corset, of course. 

Her black and white glitterati-corset number might be a little too pant-less for some tastes. Doesn't mean we can't use her outfit as inspiration. Adding a pair of black shorts or skirt makes it a little less Beyonce, but just as fabulous.

 

Beyonce isn't the only starlet to choose corsets for the holidays. Arianna Grande has also opted to go full corset. Here we see the pint-sized pop star performing alongside Big Sean and Mac Miller at a Dick Clark's NYE Celebration.

Arianna went with a sequin black corset and silver skirt. All she needed was a bow and she would be as pretty as a Christmas present. 


You can recreate Arianna's look with this lovely little black number. Add a tutu skirt, a pleated skirt or something shiny. Don't forget the signature ponytail if you choose to go Full-Grande. 



Corsets have sort of become her "thing" these days. Her cute vintage corset style perfectly compliments her look. 


The Girls Night Out


Sometimes you just gotta get out, get seen, and maybe get into a little trouble with the girlfriends. The oh-so-essential Girls Night Out comes in many forms. There is the, "We are all home for the holidays" reunion of old high school friends night out. The "All the Mommy friends actually found a sitter" night out. The "college girls" get together, the "roommates actually hanging out not in kitchen" night…you get my drift.

When us ladies get together- we want to look good. Or at least as good as our friends. Wow your girlfriends, and make the husbands a bit nervous by leaving the house wearing one of these.

The above pink Pain-Poison-Love-Pleasure is a fashion corset. This comfortable overbust corset has a sweetheart neckline and looks great with jeans and stilettos. If pink isn't your color, how about red?

The Bachelorette Party


Your BFF is getting married. Horray!!! You know what that means? No, I'm not talking about bridesmaids dresses (although we have a great post on an alternative option over here). I'm talking about the Bachelorette Party!! Woohoo.


Whether it's a karaoke bar, a weekend in Vegas, or your local dive- this level of celebration demands looking good. 


Is your bridal party looking to match? No reason to wait for the wedding. These corset dresses come in 7 gorgeous colors and run sizes S-6XL.                               

                                                               

                                                         
The Black Tie Affair


We all think we want the coveted invite to a black tie affair. That is, until we get one. Then the excitement shifts from, "Oh yeah!" to "Oh No".

Mostly because, who has a closet full of evening gowns? Whether it's a wedding, a gala, or the ball – finding a perfect dress is no easy task.

Once you have found the perfect dress, the next level of freaking out begins. Am I going to look great? Like, red-carpet awesome when I'm wearing it?

Yes. Yes you are. We have just the secret weapon for you:

Waist Cincher

If you aren't familiar with the term waist cincher I'll give you a brief overview. A waist cincher is a corset designed to be worn under your garments. They can be worn everyday, or for a special occasion. By design, they are meant to keep you looking smooth, slim, and help you feel more confident.  Some cinchers, can also be used for waist training.

This waist cincher below, is an underbust cincher. It features wide straps for added support and a smooth complete backing. Because this cincher fits under your bust, you can choose to wear a bra for bust support or if your feeling saucy- let the girls out for the evening. 

This can be worn under any high-backed dress. Notice there are 3 different adjustable sizes, so you get to choose the level of support and tummy flattening. 

If you prefer a cincher that does not include straps, this blue latex piece might be for you. This underbust is also intended to be worn under your garment.  This cincher will hold in the tummy and waist area creating the perfect hour-glass silhouette. 

 

 

I hope we have been able to give you a few ideas on what to wear on special occasions. Whether its to ring in the new year, or just a night on the town- you deserve to look and feel your best. If you like anything we've showed you here- please, leave us a comment and let us know!

For any questions with sizes or ordering, we are always available. Send an email to support@atomicjaneclothing.com and we will get back to you right away. 

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