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Everything You Need to Know About Styling Corset Tops

by Ashley Smith-Neily 30 Mar 2023 1 comment

The ultimate styling piece is here for another year of fab looks – the Corset Top! The corset top is a trend that can be styled in a variety of ways. When you are styling this top it's all about wearing it for the occasion, the weather, and making it fit to your personal style. It is a top that is typically thought to be revealing and sultry, but there are a variety of ways to wear the corset top in a more conservative and casual way and feel comfortable doing so. Here are some tips for styling the corset top in a variety of ways. 


A corset has the ability to instantly enhance the entire look and you can wear it as you like, both from under or over your outfit. In addition, it goes along with so many outfits and can be styled for just about any occasion. There are so many types of corsets it may be hard to figure out which option is the best for you -- so here are some of the most popular different styles of the corset top.  


corset top

Everyone should have at least one cropped top in their collection and why not make it this style. With so many high rise pants and skirts, the cropped style of this trend is one that can be styled in a variety of ways.


under boob corset

The underbust corset is one that you’ll see both with straps and strapless and is meant to be layered. It is focused on slimming the waist and pushing up the boobs. Whether you layer this over a shirt dress or over a blouse, you’re going to get an amazing look that you can play around with and make it you own. 


Faux leather is a popular style for the corset top.  This style pairs amazingly with jeans and looks great when layered over an oversized top or shirt dress to create both a dressy or casual look. 



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Corset Top // Mom Jeans //  Sage Green Purse // Cat Eye Sunglasses

There's a reason jeans continue to be a mainstay in our wardrobe: they look great with everything! Instead of choosing a slim-fit pair of denim, pair with a loose fitting pair of mom to balance out this form-fitting corset top 



Corset Top

There are a variety of different ways you can wear your corset top with a skirt depending on your personal style and the occasion.  

  • Satin Skirt: If you are going for a dressed up look you can pair your corset top with a satin midi skirt.  
  • Denim Skirt: For a more casual look pair your corset top with a denim skirt or cargo skirt and sneakers  
  • Mini Skirt: Pair a corset top with a mini skill will bring things back to the Y2K era (especially with the addition of knee-high boots) 
  • Maxi Skirt: Pair a corset top with a maxi skirt to give off a ethereal, bohemian vibes.  


tank tops

Corset Top

For years, the corset top was seen as a risqué top that was meant for lingerie-inspired outfits or made for going out for a night on the town. Pairing a corset top with trousers, a blazer, or a full suit provides a contrast between something "sexy" and something sharp will make for an eye-catching combination.   


womens tops

Corset Top

Play around with layering and use it to spice up your favorite basics, whether it's a long white button-down or a casual graphic tee. If you’re going for a more conservative look with the corset top, layering is your biggest friend. A great way to layer the corset top is to wear it over a blouse, turtleneck, or a maxi dress. Then pair the layered top look with a skirt or pants and create a modest look or one that allows you to wear your corset in the colder months.   


crop top

Corset Top

While it may sound strange, these contrasting pieces create an athleisure ensemble that feels very '90s — and is pretty comfy, too. If sweatpants feel too casual, trade them for some baggy cargos and nail the old school popstar look.  


white crop top

Corset Top // Similar Black Purse 

Just because your corset top is form fitting, doesn’t mean that the rest of the outfit has to be. Play around with the sizing of the different pieces that you’re wearing with the outfit. With a form fitting top, wear oversized jeans and an oversized button up top to create a look that shows off your figure in an unexpected way 


If you want to dress to impress then pair your crop top with leather pants heels, add jewelry and a nice handbag and you are ready for a fancy night out. 


black crop top 

Corset Top // Cat Eye Sunglasses

A corset top is perfect for warmer temperatures and pairs perfectly with shorts. Go for a casual look with basic bike shorts, reach for a classic denim pair, or dress up your corset with some structured bottoms.    


Go monochromatic and style your corset top with coordinating bottoms and accessories. The pieces do not need  to match perfectly — simply sticking to a single color scheme will still feel intentional and sleek.   


A Sunday morning at the farmers market:  

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Corset Top

Pair your corset top with some loose fitting shorts a cross body bag, aviator shades and a denim jacket.   

Beach Day with the Family  

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Corset Top // Similar Denim Shorts 

If you just want to go to the beach and relax in the sand drinking a wine cooler then this outfit is for you. Pair your corset top with some distressed denim shorts, sandals, a beach bag, and sunglasses.  

Afternoon Errands   

womens crop top

Corset Top

Pair your corset top with some comfortable mom jeans, a cardigan, comfy shoes, crossbody bag, and add accessories for an effortless chic look!  This is the perfect look for a full day or shopping … I mean errands.   

A  girls’ night out:  

trendy tops

For the perfect girls night outfit pair your corset top with a flattering pair of leather pants, a shoulder bag and lots of jewelry.  You can wear heels with this look or for a more casual girl's night you can wear sneakers. 

An outdoor concert:   

cute crop tops

Corset Top // Denim Shorts 

For a comfortable outdoor concert outfit pair a basic white corset top with your favorite denim shorts, comfortable sneakers, and cat eye sunglasses. Keep the jewelry minimal and bring a backpack to hold your personal belongings. This outfit is perfect for a night of drinks and dancing with your friends.   

A casual downtown date night:  

white corset top

Corset Top

For a casual downtown date night outfit pair your corset top with some mom jeans, simple heel and shoulder bag and a leather shacket for a casual chic look.  

Picnic in the park:  

Pair your corset top with a loose and comfortable maxi skirt. Throw your hair in a claw clip or high bun for an effortless hairstyle. Also grab a large tote filled with snacks and the book you've been meaning to finish. To finish off the look add some comfy slides or tennis shoes and sunglasses.   


A corset top is an easy way to add more depth to your outfit.  Comment which your favorite way to style a corset top. 

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1 comment

25 Oct 2023 SONALI

Great article!
these tips are really helpful to style a coset

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