Corset Trends 2022

Corset Trends for 2022

The year 2022 is poised to be the year of the ‘corset.’ Yes, that waist-cinching, bust-enhancing, and eyebrow-raising fashion item is in full vogue. 

If we have learned anything watching the Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter 2022 runways is that corsets are making a big comeback. Some might say they never left because it’s just one of those things that come to mind when you need to stand out. 

But this year, corsets aren’t just in trend; they are in trend in ways we have never seen before. So if you’re someone always chasing the next in fashion, buying corsets, corset tops, and corset dresses should be on your capsule list this year. 

Let’s talk about five corset trends for the year 2022 that are expected to last well beyond current seasons. 

Bustier Tops

Bustier tops may be a category of tops on their own, but they are inspired by the good old corset. However, contemporary bustier tops are far from what the historic corset was about. No more are these tops designed to give you a tiny waist at the expense of comfort. 

The bustier tops have a streamlined silhouette and boning for structure, but they have adapted to natural waistlines. They are fitted all over but not necessarily uncomfortable. Don’t be surprised if you see these tops in XL sizes because now they are for everyone. Thank goodness for all those years spent trying to make fashion more inclusive. 

The bustier tops can be worn with low-rise jeans, which have already made a comeback last year, albeit with not a warm welcome.

You can also wear it with a fitted short skirt in solid, especially if the top is printed or has other design details. Such an ensemble will work great with boots or chunky heel pumps. 


Metallic Corsets

The runway looks from major fashion weeks confirm that metallics are going to be big this year, and they are most prominent in corsets. Whether it’s corset tops or corset overlays over pantsuits or dresses, metallic finishes are everywhere.

This is probably because the corset serves as the highlighting piece or accessory of the ensemble, so naturally, it has to stand out. And what better way to do that than to bring the luster of metal into it?

But when we’re talking metallic finishes, we don’t just mean the usual gold or chrome. We mean fiery burnt sienna or blinding sea green. Go for vivid colors in metallic finishes with your corset, especially with your evening looks for special occasions where you must make a lasting impression. 


Corset Dress

Runways of big names like Alexander McQueen and Versace featured a lot of dresses that incorporated corsets, particularly underbust corsets.

These dresses are mostly fitted with the corset creating a bifurcation between the bodice and the skirt. This allows even more room to play with fabric and patterns. 

But for the most part, stick with simple dresses with corset boning because the corset itself is enough to make it look elevated. You can take it up a notch with bold, abstract jewelry and high (read very high) heels. 

The most exciting trend in corset dresses so far is the sheer paneling between boning. This was a major trend on the Versace runway, but it can be seen in other brand collections as well. The sheerness adds that extra oomph as if the corseting was not glamorous enough. 

Little Black Dress

Underbust, Waspie and corset belt as outerwear

This trend has been in the making for years now, and finally, it has gone mainstream.

How do you elevate a relaxed-fit shirt with tailored pants? Add a cincher or corset belt. 

On and off the runway, many fashion savants are going big on this trend, incorporating flashy and intricate corset belts to elevate basic and solid outfits. Be it a dress or a pantsuit, a corset belt can add that edgy effect instantaneously. 

For this trend, you should go with a small corset, one that sits below the bust and ends well above the hips. So, say, if you were wearing it over a shirt and pants ensemble, it should be right above the waist of your pants or at it. 

Leather corsets, lace corsets, and zipper corsets all work well with this trend. While your original outfit doesn’t have to be loose, if it is, the corset belt will balance the fit and add some curves around the waist and hips. 

Corset with Straps and Suspenders

Another rather risqué trend with corsets involves suspenders at the bottom. Instead of the typical V-shaped hem, the corset ends with straps suspended. 

Now, these straps can be left dangling or tucked in, whatever you’re in the mood for. 

Speaking of straps, the corset tops with shoulder straps are also super in these days. Unlike strapless corset tops, these strapped tops are a bit more functional and perhaps more comfortable and versatile. 

You can wear strapped corset tops with pretty much anything from a pair of jeans to jean shorts to a short skirt with ruffled edges. Just mix and match to create new looks that will keep things fresh throughout the season. 


Shop your own corset trends for 2022


So there you have it: all the ways you can use corsets to be on trend this season and the next. Corsets instantly evoke sexiness and power, which is why they are great for the year 2022, which should be all about taking back control. 

Let go of any preconceived notions you have about corsets that they are for cinching in the waist or that they are uncomfortable. Today, corsets are not necessarily designed for waist training and are pretty comfortable to wear. 

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