Accentuating the waist is one of fashion’s most tried and tested formulas. But chunky waist belts went out in 2007 and no-one rational would entertain a waist trainer! Enter the corset belt, the sexy and not-so-subtle waist cincher.
Beloved by Bella Hadid, Rihanna and the Kardashian klan, the latest reincarnation of the corset belt has many celebrity fans.
Corset belts were last seen back when The Pussycat Dolls had a hit and the aforementioned group were probably responsible for their demise.
However, corset belts don’t have to be trashy. Back in 2011, Alexander McQueen created this beauty, the grandaddy of all corset belts.
Designers such as Manish Aurora and Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini have given the corset belt a 2017 twist with their own unique interpretations of the trend.
The corset belt can be worn multiple ways, over a over-sized t-shirt, a plain shirt, a jumper or a dress.
Although many celebrities have chosen to amp up the sex factor by wearing it with a long t-shirt and knee high boots, personally I prefer it with a casual outfit.
This blue denim corset belt from Bershka is ideal for layering over a jumper dress or t-shirt.
This Rare London black belt has a corset detail in front but plain on the reverse, perfect for daywear.
Boohoo.com even have a two-in-one corset belt and t-shirt dress for only €20!
This black leather look belt is one of my favourite corset belts and is currently only €14 on Boohoo.com.
If the Goth/vamp vibe isn’t your thing, try a white or cream belt and pair it with cotton or denim. The high street corset belts are usually about €15 but if you want to try a DIY one, here’s a simple tutorial.
I’ll definitely be trying out this trend, after all it beats going on a diet! Do you like corset belts or do you think they are overrated? Leave me a comment below and let me know.