Available at: Spiegel.com
Maybe it's the Marie Antoinette fever, or maybe it's an unconscious rebelling against the subdued fall look, but corsets are showing up in the most unexpected places. Once resigned to the bedroom, the dance club, or the odd risque Halloween costume, corsets are now going mainstream by popping up everywhere from belts to shoes. I have to admit, I'm more than a little taken with this new trend. Here are a few of my favorite finds.
This Corset-Style Belt (left) adds chic sex appeal without being the least bit constricting thanks to a stretch back. The satin ribbons and trendy wide shape will take a simple black dress from boring to dateworthy in an instant. I'd also try it over of fall's oversized sweaters to create a defined waist and add interest without deviating from the neutral color palette.
Corset-Style Leather Gloves
Available at: Newport News
To add just a touch of corset love to your wardrobe, try on these completely useful Corset-Style Leather Gloves (right). The butter soft black leather will keep your fingers frost-free, while the unique laced-up detail adds a designer-y edge. This little corset detail takes a basic black glove from utilitarian to fashionista-worthy. A work-appropriate corset-- I never thought I'd see it!
Carlos Santana "Wicked" Pump$109.00
Available at: Shoes.com
These "Wicked" Pumps by Carlos Santana (left) are my absolute must-buy. The only word for these shoes is "hot!" The combination of matte leather with patent leather accents and the amazing corset detailing is almost too much to handle. I am amazed that a "department store" shoe has so much designer-level detail. Click on the photo to take a look a several different views of this shoe and you will see what I mean. The way that the leather corset ties twist around the base of the shoe is crazy. I'm so in love with these shoes that I'm drooling as I write this. What a way to vamp up any outfit. This fab shoe is available in Black (shown), Black/Rouge, and Moro Brown.
$39.99 (was $54-- save 25%!)
Available at: Spiegel.com
Still not convinced that corsets belong anywhere other than the bedroom? Why not make the corset an around-the-clock bedroom feature with this sweet Corset Pillow (right). This unique pillow is a fun way to spice up your bedroom decor and give a nod to your passion for fashion. Share a bedroom with someone who may not appreciate the girly nature of this accent pillow? Toss it onto your vanity area seat or add it to the bench in a "girls only" bathroom. This adorable pillow will add a fun touch to any room in the house.
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