Would You Wear a Corset?

We've struggled with this question for a while now. The word "corset" usually makes us think of the word "tacky". But this spring, when everyone's w
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We've struggled with this question for a while now. The word "corset" usually makes us think of the word "tacky". But this spring, when everyone's w
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We've struggled with this question for a while now. The word "corset" usually makes us think of the word "tacky". But this spring, when everyone's wearing their underwear as outerwear, we wonder if we'll be seeing tiny, laced waists and heaving breasts walking past us on the street. Women's Wear Daily profiles Mr. Pearl today, corset maker to Gaultier, Dior, and of course Dita Von Teese. He says, "To me, a corseted body, with the shape of the indentation at the waist, is beauty in extreme; it represents absolute femininity." We agree, so long as it's done correctly. This is one trend that requires a significant investment if it's to be worn well. Please do not buy a corset from Victoria's Secret and wear it with jeans; stay away from H&M's lingerie section or you risk looking like Lindsay Lohan pre-Rachel Zoe. Explore the look with Vivienne Westwood or Kiki de Montparnasse etc. The look can be head turning if done subtly and on the right occasion, but a poor quality corset made of cheap satin and lace would be disastrous. So would you wear one?