No matter how you style your corset top, allow yourself to be inspired by this Victorian trend. It is, indeed, back again—and more modern than ever.

Best Corset Tops

One of the ultimates in boudoir-inspired trends is the corset tops. Though it falls on the very opposite end of the spectrum of a loose-hanging, barely-there silk slip dress, a structured corset was, of course, originally designed to be worn under your garments. Until now. 

You’ll love the sultry suggestive vibe that comes with a corset, but that doesn’t mean that they can’t be sweet as well. Designers have taken the undergarment-as-outer garment to new heights with feminine bows, gingham and floral fabrics, and an otherwise youthful vibe that is anything but the original intention of a corset.

This season, we love wearing corset tops with everything from dressed-up silk skirts to cutoff denim Daisy Dukes; you can style them for day with a pair of sneakers, or dress them up for an after-hours cocktail party with a pair of sky-high strappy sandals. What’s more, you can wear your corset tops as lingerie, layering on top of them with only a small bit peeking out from underneath…or bare it all with nothing but the underwire, boned-front top.



Fleur du Mal Eyelet Embroidery Bustier

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Between the blue and white striped cotton and allover eyelet detail, this corset top is one of our favorites of the season. All you need is a pair of high waisted white denim shorts and you’re good to go.


Reformation Rome Puff Sleeve Linen Top

Shop Now at Nordstrom

Not a fan of a sleeveless top? Look to Reformation for all your puff sleeve needs, like this hook-and-eye structured white corset top.


Dolce & Gabbana Cropped Floral-Print Silk-Blend Bustier Top

Shop Now at Net-a-Porter

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times: few do a structured bra top quite like Italian powerhouse Dolce & Gabbana. If you’re ready for a splurge, they should be your first stop when it comes to a corset top.


Mango Printed Crop Top

Shop Now at Mango

Go psychedelic with this red and pink printed bustier that offers the support of structured cups, but a cropped silhouette to style with all your favorite high waisted bottoms.


7 For All Mankind Sleeveless Denim Bustier Top

Shop Now at Saks Fifth Avenue

Your Canadian tuxedo will never look the same again. Style a denim bustier top with shorts, jeans, and denim skirts alike for a boudoir-inspired take on the denim-on-denim look.


Charo Ruiz Ibiza Tessa Embroidered Corset Crop Top

Shop Now at Neiman Marcus

Lean into summer with this bright white cropped bustier top crafted of an ultra-feminine allover eyelet texture.


Alice + Olivia Lorette Bustier Crop Top

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Go sultry with a slightly-sheer black lace style. Piped with velvet, this black corset top is certainly party-ready.


We Wore What Underwire Corset

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If you’re looking for a lightweight material that’s perfect for summer weather, in a pretty ditsy floral print that pairs equally well with party skirts and denim cutoffs alike, this corset top is just your girl.


Wilfred Wander Linen Blouse

Shop Now at Aritzia

Keep cool in this slightly puff sleeve corset top with a subtle neckline ruffle. Pair it with the brand’s matching skirt for a fun coral-colored set, or style it with a neutral like chinos or jeans.


Sunday Best Maverick Longsleeve

Shop Now at Aritzia

Make your white corset top sporty by opting for a stretch style with a zip front instead of buttons or hooks.


Kiki de Montparnasse Tour Les Jours Longline Bra

Shop Now at Saks Fifth Avenue

Go luxe with a liquid-feeling silk corset top that boasts underwire support and early-aughts approved spaghetti straps. Layer a cozy cashmere cardigan over the top for a play on texture.


Ulla Johnson Orla Lace-Up Bustier Peplum Top

Shop Now at Neiman Marcus

If you want a little more detail when it comes to your corset look, shop for this Ulla Johnson bustier top, complete with not only a structured top, but lace-up front and peplum hem.


Frame Denim Bustier

Shop Now at MyTheresa

Opt for a ‘90s vibe with your corset top, shopping this Frame style that reminds us of the top of a pair of overalls, whether or not you pair them with a matching denim bottom.


Abercrombie Lace-Up Poplin Corset Scoopneck Top

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Show a little skin without going over-the-top by way of this black corset top that boasts lace-up sides and long puff sleeves. We, for one, are going to be wearing this top with vintage jeans all summer long.

Pro Tip


Whether you’re wearing a silk skirt or denim shorts, opt for a high waisted bottom to pair with your corset tops. It will allow for just the smallest sliver of skin to peek out in between the two.

Add a little structure to your summertime look with a boudoir-inspired corset top. Whether you go sultry with sheer lace or sweet with a puff-sleeve gingham style, it’s a top that definitely deserves some prime real estate in your wardrobe this season.

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