Happy 2017 everyone!! We have BIG plans this year on Blogger Not Billionaire and we are SO thrilled to continue to share our adventures with you! Today’s post is all about the corset trend that we saw start to appear towards the end of 2017. Whether you were stalking the Prada runways, Kylie Jenner on instagram or the scoping out the street style outside of Paris fashion week you definitely saw this trend in action; body ‘shaping’ wide bands of fabric or leather that make a normal belt’s width look like a shoelace in comparison. Being the trend conscious gals we are on Blogger Not Billionaire we went looking for a budget friendly option to test out the trend and only found 2 even slightly reasonable options: THIS Tibi number and this more Corsetted number off of Amazon. I personally preferred the less dominatrix looking of the two (the Tibi) however at the end of the day it just looked like a shortened bit of Spanx worn over clothing, so I decided to try a DIY.
By DIY I mean I literally took a Spanx black skirt that I had in my closet and pulled it up around my waist. While the result wasn’t quite everything I had hoped it would be (breathing was slightly difficult) the effect was there and over a sweatshirt I felt like I was ready for the streets of Paris In essentially a Tibi Resort Collection look. The moral of the story, if you are like me and have entirely too many oversized sweaters and sweatshirts in your closet and need a new, interesting way to wear them then this is a great trend for you. The only thing I would do differently is I would use a normal ‘wider’ waist belt over the sweater rather than a true corset or ‘waist trainer’ looking belt. Belts that wide simply aren’t comfortable and you can achieve the same look with a classier (more Celine) like option like THIS, or you can always roll up a pair of shape wear and give that a go.
As always thank you for reading and have a wonderful week. – Rebecca
Photography : Katie Miyagi
Styling: Rebecca Cornelius
Flared Sleeve Sweatshirt: Zara
Striped Trousers: Zara similar HERE