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Extremely Tight Laced

Style Hunter

Breaking Daytime’s Hourglass Ceiling

June 21, 2012 8:03 am

What with all those fussy stays and complicated seams—not to mention the fact that they’ve historically required a strong-armed servant and a fainting couch, to boot—décolleté-enhancing corsets have been an after-dark affair. But for Resort, designers are showing the shapers in a comparatively casual context—seems that sometimes our days require more than just a caffeine boost. Joseph Altuzarra and Burberry Prorsum’s Christopher Bailey layered lingerie-inspired, strapless bustiers over a relaxed button-up and T-shirt, respectively, while Australian up-and-comer Dion Lee nixed the wiring but stuck with the molded bust detail on a sheer blouse. Christine Centenera was spotted wearing it during Sydney fashion week last month.

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—Brittany Adams

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry Prorsum

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Extremely Tight Laced

Style Hunter

June 21, 2012  8:03 am

Extremely Tight LacedWhat with all those fussy stays and complicated seams—not to mention the fact that they’ve historically required a strong-armed servant and a fainting couch, to boot—décolleté-enhancing corsets have been an after-dark affair. But for Resort, designers are showing the shapers in a comparatively casual context—seems that sometimes our days require more than just a caffeine boost. Joseph Altuzarra and Burberry Prorsum’s Christopher Bailey layered lingerie-inspired, strapless bustiers over a relaxed button-up and T-shirt, respectively, while Australian up-and-comer Dion Lee nixed the wiring but stuck with the molded bust detail on a sheer blouse. Christine Centenera was spotted wearing it during Sydney fashion week last month.

CLICK FOR A SLIDESHOW.

—Brittany Adams

Photo: Courtesy of Burberry Prorsum

tags: Burberry Prorsum, Christine Centenera, Christopher Bailey, Joseph Altuzarra


  

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