The corset is back in full force. So, if you don’t own at least one corset dress, we recommend grabbing your purse and heading to the nearest clothing store.
The corset has repeatedly proven that it is here to stay, from fashion runways to social media feeds. The corset is one of the few clothing items that properly celebrates a woman’s body, dating back to the Victorian era when it was a staple in every woman’s wardrobe.
While the trend had already gained traction in most European countries, it took some time for it to make its way to Africa. When it arrived, Nigerian designers quickly put their own spin on it by combining it with local fabrics and styles.
See some top styles below:
If you’re on the fence about joining this trend, here are four reasons why you should…
Make your figure stand out
As previously stated, the corset celebrates a woman’s body. Wearing a corset allows your body to be shaped into an hourglass figure, highlighting body assets such as your breasts and bum.
Aids in back support
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Yes, you read that correctly. While the corset is well-known for its fashion value, it also has a health benefit. The tightness of the lace-up corset allows you to stand straight, eliminating the possibility of a hunched back.
In the end, the more you wear it, the closer you will be to good posture.
It gives you a sexy and powerful feeling
Nothing says “sexy” like a corset. If you doubt it, try walking past your crush or a random male stranger while wearing a corset dress. We guarantee that neither of them will be able to take their gaze away from you. Furthermore, the corset instils confidence in you, making you feel like you can accomplish anything.
It enhances the dress’s appearance
The best way to explain this is to imagine a strapless corset dress with stone on the bodice made of aqua lace material. Their versatility allows them to wear a simple top, mini dress, wedding gown, or even a traditional outfit.
However, remember that wearing corsets should be done in moderation, and if you feel uncomfortable at any point, remove it.