This Love-It-or-Hate-It Trend Is Sticking Around Until Next Fall

Corsets have been trending for a while now. As far back as last summer, we were predicting that the somewhat restricting and figure-defining piece would see a big return. As we now sense from the latest collection from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, the style is not going away anytime soon—in fact, you may be more tempted than ever to try it.

While athleisure (i.e., comfortable, practical, and usually a bit loose-fitting) clothing has been such a dominating trend over the last several years, it kind of makes sense that silhouettes are now taking such a shift. But make no mistake: The coolest way to wear a corset, as per the design duo of Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi, is not à la the Victorian era—it’s hugging chunky knits, layered underneath an oversize oxford shirt, or cinching a baggier dress. In this way, the piece is a bit less obviously figure-defining, gives less of a boudoir-dressing type of look, and, we can assume, might even be more comfortable to wear. But if you can’t say from experience yet, just hang on—fall 2017 is not all that far away.

Scroll down to see of the Preen by Thornton Bregazzi corseted looks that stood out at London Fashion Week.

See all the looks from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi F/W 17

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