A-Listers Are Wearing Corsets, but We'd Really Prefer a Camisole

The ease and simplicity of a camisole, or cami, top is unfortunately being dwarfed right now by the more ferocious A-list penchant for corsetry. The laced-up cincher is, admittedly, a major look for the season ahead, and celebrities a-plenty are already jumping aboard the waist-training train, but right now we can't help but be attracted to an easier, slinkier way of life. One look at Kim Kardashian trussed up in leather and we couldn't feel more alienated (she looks SO jaw-droppingly smokin') or at a higher risk of being uncontrollably sweaty.

Corsets may be filtering into stores and wardrobes by the dozen, but it's camis that are becoming a normal part of a street-snapped girl's capsule wardrobe—and there are many chic ways to wear one without trying too hard.


(Image credit: Style du Monde)

Nicole Warne wearing a Céline camisole in the most work-appropriate way: with black trousers and heels.

And if you felt, once upon a time, that this piece wasn't for you, we've got news: Girls blessed with ample chests can now shop from styles with thicker straps that allow bras to be worn underneath, or you can make like a '90s throwback, layering one over a white crew-neck jersey. Some camis are wildly luxurious and therefore super expensive (we're talking about you, Givenchy), but you can easily pick up a pretty version or two on the high street as well. Which is where we step in on your quest for a new going-out top. Our editors have tracked down the best styles for every budget, whether you've got £500 to blow or £25 to spare. 

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Hannah Almassi
Editor in Chief

Hannah Almassi is the Editor in Chief of Who What Wear UK. Hannah has been part of the the Who What Wear brand since 2015, when she was headhunted to launch the UK sister site and social channels, implement a localised content strategy and build out the editorial team. She joined following a seven-year tenure at Grazia magazine, where she led front-of-book news, fashion features and shopping specials as fashion news and features editor. With experience in both print and digital across fashion and beauty, Hannah has over 16 years in the field as a journalist, editor, content strategist and brand consultant. Hannah has interviewed industry heavyweights such as designers including Marc Jacobs and Jonathan Anderson through to arbiters of taste including Katie Grand and Anna Dello Russo. A skilled moderator and lecturer specialising in the shift to digital media and e-commerce, Hannah’s opinion and work has been sought by the likes of CNBC, BBC, The Sunday Times Style, The Times, The Telegraph and MatchesFashion.com, among many others. Hannah is often called upon for her take on trends, becoming known as a person with their finger of the pulse of what’s happening in the fashion space for stylish Brits. Hannah currently resides in Eastbourne with her photographer husband, incredibly busy son and highly Instagrammable cat.