Blue velvet blazer, New York & Company. Striped corset in shades of blue, Charlotte Russe. White lacy blouse, Newport News. Brown pants, Moda International. Brown booties, Style & Co. Earrings, Claire’s Boutique.
I’ve been eyeing the stacks of corsets in Charlotte Russe since December. I imagined that a corset would look so cute over a white, button-down shirt. However, fitting a corset that comes in (junior sizes) S, M, or L to my adult-sized body was a little tricky. The small wouldn’t fasten at the top, and the medium is too large all over. (It seems oxymoronic to sell a corset that doesn’t fit curves!) I bought the medium. Because I plan on wearing it over shirts, a roomy fit is okay, and the friction between the two layers should help the corset stay up.
Buying the corset was one trial, wearing it was another. I didn’t anticipate the boning getting in the way whenever I sat down. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a short torso, so the bottom of the corset extends almost to my crotch. When I sit down, the corset hits my lap and the boning is eventually bent out of whack, so that it fans away from my body. Thankfully, my blazer obscured my boning’s boner.
Except for the blazer (and a NEW pair of brown pants!), this is the exact outfit I wore on October 13.