February 17, 2006

A New Way to Layering

A variety of corsets filled high street stores before the Dior SS06 collection even hit the Dior boutiques, (for the non-British, high street stores refer to the cheaper brands.) So by now, all fashion-foward girls should own at least one. Now before any not-so-up-to-date readers say 'omg, corsets are so slutty', let me clarify that in 2005/06 there has been a lot of casual and tasteful corsets around, even in high street shops such as H&M, Oasis and Top Shop.

So while it was stylish to wear corsets as simply corsets alone at parties and evening events, it would be so much more fun, (not to mention economical) to be able to also wear them during daytime. So how to wear corsets during daytime and not look like a well, you know. The solution is to wear them over T-shirts!

I've heard quite a few of my friends say, errr that's a weird fashion trend. And it is a bit untraditional, but seriously, it's sooo cute and chic! The UK people have already started wearing it last summer, but this trend just started spreading over the US when Miu Miu showed it on the catwalk. Check out the Feb 06 issue of Teen Vogue for ideas (see above picture of Gemma Ward.) Get more ideas from SS06 Miu Miu:Wearing corsets, or camisoles over T-shirts can be a tricky business, here are some tips:
  • T-shirt should be plain colored. Simplicity is the key.
  • T-shirt should have a round neck. No V-necks allowed!
  • The camisoles on top should be tight around the chest to give your outfit a more defined shape.
Simple Tee (Top Shop)...
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...And possible camisoles/ corsets to go with it:

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Image hosting by PhotobucketForever 21

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Image hosting by PhotobucketMarc by Marc Jacobs

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Urban Outfitters. As seen from the left girl, it is possible to wear a tank top underneath instead of a Tee.

One last little note: For night, go for more neautral combination of colors. But for daytime, go for lots of colors this spring/ summer!

14 Comments:

Blogger Samantha said...

haha I've been wearing tshirts with tanks over them for the longest time. But that first corset picture is really cute. I wish there were more cotton corsets that would be more casual for everyday.

2/17/2006 3:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

those are tank tops not corsets, corest you have to tye or huck up like in the Elizabethan or Victorian era. If you can breath in it then its not a corest.

2/17/2006 5:15 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Anonymous: Yes, I realise those aren't corsets, but I couldn't find pictures of them so... And if you did read my post properly, I said casual corsets, not haute couture corsets, so you can actually breath in them.

2/17/2006 6:02 AM  
Anonymous Pax said...

I like your blog a lot and well usually I do agree with your posts but this... esp Miu Miu, those are ugly, there is no other way to describe it. The yellow shirt girl is cute, the dress is cute; the t-shirt reminds me of 80ies, which is not cute. The only good combo imo is the last black/grey one. I do realise tho that sometimes it's difficult to find a decent picture online.

2/17/2006 6:37 AM  
Anonymous tania, rogue connect said...

Though some of those particular pictures are not that impressive, I quite like the idea. In fact I'm going to try it (possibly fail miserably) and see what eventuates. Love the Marc Jacobs dress and blue cami pictured! They'd probably be two items to do the trend justice. :)

2/17/2006 10:02 AM  
Blogger *momo.berry said...

I absolutely luvluvluv this blog!!its totally brilliant. jus wat i need to keep myself updated with d latest fashion. keep up d great job!

2/18/2006 12:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Urban Outfitter stuff looks quite strange.

2/18/2006 1:44 AM  
Anonymous Superqueen said...

I love this trend, too, but it is not so simple to find the right corset to wear with a t-shirt underneath. Usually even usual corsets are quite tight, I don't like skin-tight t-shirts to wear under...I think I should find a solution to this dilemma!

2/18/2006 4:39 AM  
Blogger Chick said...

The t's with the dresses have got to go...tank, yes...t's...um, no.

Too little girlish in my opinion.

2/18/2006 7:12 AM  
Blogger Harrods Girl said...

Chick: Yes, this trend is quite girly. Perhaps that is why I like it.

Superqueen: Ya, corsets maybe too tight for a Tee to fit underneath. But we can always wear pretty camisoles to substitute the corsets!

2/18/2006 10:58 AM  
Blogger The Kitten said...

Soooo burnt on the eternal camisoles and crap.
Can't these people do anything original?
How long has this been going on anyway? It's like those bloody "slip dresses" that were done to death.

Sorry but not every woman really needs to show off her upper arms. We really need to create some stylish options or go home if all we can do is warm the same old same old over and over again.

2/21/2006 12:37 AM  
Anonymous Chelsey said...

Wearing corsets, or camisole over T-shirts are really a very new trend. I will certainly try it.

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