Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Tie One On: The Corset Craze
Is it just my eyes, or are corsets really everywhere?
Done right, it's a sexy but not over-the-top look. I just adopted a black leather jacket with corset detailing on the sides, a score from my fabulous friend who scours thrift stores and picks up the most amazing finds.
Other cool corset looks:
• Elizabeth and James sweatshirt ($195, why do their clothes cost so much?!) — With fabric still underneath, it's a well-placed detail that doesn't look slutty.
• Barlow lace-up top ($74) — Love this one. In fact, I bought and then returned because I realized, who the heck do I think I am? Some blogger who goes out to cool events every weekend? No, I am a mom and this would likely not be deemed appropriate on the soccer sidelines. We get so few date nights, I just couldn't justify the expense. I planned to wear it with a black slip dress beneath it or with a tank and jeans.
• Barlow skirt($64) — The side detailing is more subtle and is definitely sexy secretary.
And now an example of bad corsetting — Kimberly Ovitiz dress with the lace-up action located just below the crotch. Ew.