Corset dresses are one of the most popular dress types for women today. A corset is essentially a long garment worn to either hold and control the body in a preferred shaped, typically a smaller bust or larger bottom, or support both the breasts and the abdomen. Both men and woman are known to wear corsets on a regular basis, although this item has been a staple of women’s wardroves for several years. For many years, corset dresses were a staple of formal evening parties. However, the term “corset” is now applied to a wide variety of styles, each with their own unique silhouette and function.
Modern day corsets serve as a popular fashion statement amongst fashion conscious women who wish to create a sexier, more sensual appearance. Corset dresses are now frequently seen on many popular daytime television shows, often used to contrast modern day trends such as bare shoulders or strapless bathing suits. Corset dresses are now also commonly used to provide a sexy and sensual look during night time, often paired with sexy high-heels or stilettos.
Much like the early days of corsets, modern day corsets have evolved into a number of different styles and designs. The traditional corset design still remains, however, as does the use of contrasting fabrics, lace, ribbons, laces, or even satin. These items of clothing are no longer solely used as a fashion statement, but rather as a functional wardrobe essential. Many modern dress reformists agree that corsets are no longer solely a representation of the past, but rather a true representation of the present.
Historically, corsets were designed as a way to provide a much smaller silhouette through the use of a very tight and constrictive corset design. This was in stark contrast to the relatively looser, free flowing designs of the 19th century. The early corsets were designed to be worn to the opera or popular night clubs where they provided a slim and lean silhouette. They often had elaborate decorative patterns and were adorned with precious gems or other items of jewelry to them. However, this image of the corset as a social tool and fashion accessory has faded over the years.
Modern corsets are no longer designed as an article of clothing for a night out on the town. They are often used to create a simple, sexy and alluring wardrobe essential. Many of today’s corsets use a combination of lace, ribbon, laces, and satin as the main material. This allows them to be worn as a glamorous evening gown, but still has the comfort of a comfortable nightgown.
Some corsets will include a self-sticking lining which is used when the corset itself is not worn. The lining is placed over the waistband and through the arms of the dress. It can be adjusted and moved according to the exact size of the wearer’s waist. These types of dresses usually feature a self-adjusting or adjustable clasp which allows for the waistband to be adjusted to keep the wearer’s silhouette in mind. The modern, versatile corset has become a staple piece of every woman’s wardrobe, whether it is worn to work or a romantic evening out.