The "Weird" Micro-Trend I'm Betting Big on This Fall



As far as trends go, the resurgence of the corset wasn't totally unexpected. I've seen the garment periodically pop up during fashion week, including the Dion Lee and Marques'Almeida shows in New York and London respectively, so perhaps it was only a matter of time before the trend came full circle onto our feeds. The latest iteration that seems to be bubbling up takes a slightly different direction. Draped in elaborate patterns or featuring deconstructed forms, unconventional corsets are having a moment. 

Right now, this look seems to be just on the brink of true fashion omnipresence, which is why I'm labeling this a micro-trend to watch. As with most pervasive trends, emerging designers are at the forefront of this quirky corset wave, with names like Kristin Mallison and All Is a Gentle Spring repeatedly selling out of their made-to-order, custom versions. In line with the artsy-print craze, Renaissance-themed patterns, in particular, are a popular choice among the fashion crowd. Although an acquired fashion taste, it's definitely a micro-trend I'm excited about and foresee growing exponentially, so in the true interest of sharing, I've laid out all the places to get your hands on one. I've sprinkled in a little bit of styling inspiration, too, so keep scrolling to dive in.

If you thought toile was for grandma's linens and colonial antiques, it's time to rethink your stance. Proving the print can be cool and timely is All Is a Gentle Spring. Specializing in made-to-order corsets, the brand makes garments that feel like thoughtfully created works of art.



New York–based brand Miaou is also firmly aboard the weird-corset train, with styles that range from boned silhouettes to patchwork prints and, of course, toile patterns.

The square neckline really does something.

Wear this one with all of your leather pants as a go-to night-out look.

When this sells out, you know who to blame.

Kristin Mallison's artsy tapestry corsets constantly sell out, and it's pretty easy to see why. 

For a more accessible version you wouldn't be hard-pressed to squeeze into every day, Urban Outfitters has you covered.

Chilly weather? I'm also thoroughly into this long-sleeved take.



I'm not even a cat person, but I would be for this top.

Etsy is also a great place to find beautiful handmade versions.

For those on a budget, here's another infinitely chic option.

If you like things the old-fashioned way, Kepler makes these corsets using traditional techniques.



Just add straight-leg jeans and booties, and you have the perfect outfit.