Although the corset dates back to the 1600s – defined as a tightly fitting top with a boned bodice that supports and flatters the waist – it’s transformed through the years. And while it can most recently be traced to the stage that is Netflix’s Bridgerton, the Regenycore trend has lent itself to a more modern interpretation of the look.

Some of our favorite iterations come in denim or leather with thick piping and straps, bound by a zipper at the back rather than lace ties. We’re seeing people style them over big button-downs to cinch in and trace the shape of their figures or with nothing underneath, teamed with loose, low-slung pants or a blazer. If you want to forgo sleeves altogether, you also have the option of layering an underbust corset over a tee for extra dimension and a touch of edge, whereas you might have reached for a statement belt in the past.

If you need even more ideas because you haven’t purchased your corset as part of a matching skirt set (yep, there are plenty of those in existence, too!), then read ahead for some easy ways to wear it and shop a handful of takes on our latest must have.

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