The corset continues to be a top trend this year, and I always thought it was a little too sexy for me to pull off until I tried this velvet ruched one. By pairing it with longer, more conservative silhouettes, it feels more elegant than clubby and is surprisingly versatile for dressier looks. I absolutely love how it pairs with wider leg trousers or a midi length slip skirt for a dressier dinner or night out. You can see it in motion in my IG Reel and also below with the faux leather pants I’ve featured a few times.
Velvet Corset Top (60% off; 4 colors)
SO cute and just went on super sale today. The neckline and boning structure of this corset really nails that hourglass silhouette, and nips in at the waist without being too restricting. The velvet has stretch to it and is pull-on style with no zipper. It’s thick enough that I can go bra-less in it making it very comfortable for a dressy top, but you can also try any strapless or the Nubra for a push up effect.
Fit wise, this feels TTS. An XS works on me (and I saw a few reviews from very petite customers who got the XS), though I really wish they made this in XXS. I wouldn’t mind a tighter fit on a piece like this so that it won’t budge throughout the night. FYI they restock some sizes each morning – I’ve been stalking the emerald color and ordered it as well when my size popped back.
As seen from the reviewer photos, this one is pretty universally flattering thanks to the draped ruching detail! I got the XS regular before I realized it came in petite (occasionally restocked), and I’m certain the petite would fit better. The XS is a little loose on me throughout and this dress has a good amount of stretch and would look best snugger-fitting. The sleeves are also long on me so I have them folded under.
If you manage to find this in your correct size, I’d highly recommend it for a dressier piece that has modest upper coverage and full arm coverage (harder to find!). While I got the emerald, the chocolatey brown color (same color as my corset top – looks gorgeous on the reviewer photos as a black alternative, and has been a truly underrated color.
Thank you to Express for partnering on this post.