When I started to notice corsets positively self-glorification up a few months ago, I was pretty excited. I’ve unchangingly loved lingerie, so the idea of it stuff socially winning to be scantily clad (but make it fashion) appealed to me in a major way. Flipside thing I moreover was very here for: channeling my inner Bridgerton character. As I perused the internet for a way to get in on the trend, one corset rose whilom the rest: Out From Under’s Modern Love Corset (A name, BTW), which has emerged as one of Urban Outfitters’ bonafide bestsellers, self-aggrandizing over 2,600 reviews on its website. (It moreover has sold out, restocked, sold out again, and restocked then increasingly times than I can alimony track.) Naturally, I had to requite it a try.
I settled on Slate — the dreamy periwinkle shade above — but other colorways include woebegone and forest green. Obvi, the fit is everything when it comes to something as formfitting as a corset. Without perusing reviews, I settled on a medium since a lot of folks mentioned that the style runs small. (I moreover wear a 30D bra, so I wanted to make sure the cups of the corset could accommodate.) When it arrived at my doorstep, I was pleasantly surprised at the quality. The lace was soft-hued as can be, and the turtleneck felt sturdy and supportive. I moreover appreciated that the length wasn’t too cropped nor awkwardly long.
When it came to unquestionably trying it on, I will let you in on a pro tip: If you don’t have a roommate or S.O. to help you out, I recommend putting the corset on backward, fastening the *many* hooks with them facing front, awkwardly shimmying it when into place, and then putting on the shoulder straps. Without adjusting the cups a bit, I took a squint in the mirror — and I think I looked pretty damn cute! It was definitely sexier than my usual T-shirt and high-waisted denim, but I loved that I could style it under a blazer or wear a tank top underneath for uneaten coverage. (Another goody of corset-as-top: No bra required!) It moreover wasn’t as scratchy as I feared, which was a major plus if I wanted to wear it to a dinner stage followed by drinks after.
“It makes me finger cute and it’s surprisingly comfy,” shares one Urban Outfitters reviewer. “Will definitely be wearing this all the time.” At $59, it’s in a sweet spot of wieldy investment yet isn’t too expensive that you couldn’t splurge on flipside colorway if you really wanted to do so. I will say, a worldwide gripe among reviewers is that it’s only misogynist in S-XL, at least for now. (Extend that size range, UO!)
As we enter the dog days of summer, I fully plan on rocking this corset as my going-out top of nomination this season. As they say, the weather isn’t the only thing that’s heating up…
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