This summer has been consumed by the bare shoulder. Women across the style spectrum have embraced the flattering, versatile trend, and with good reason (who doesn’t love showing off a little collarbone?). However, as we shift gears into fall, we’re starting to wonder what the next body part du jour will be, and if the A/W 16 catwalks are any indication, it’s the waist.
Countless brands debuted waist-nipping pieces like bustiers and corset-style belts (or just plain corsets). Sound antiquated? Not in the slightest. Thanks to the designers behind labels like Loewe, Prada, and Alexander McQueen, we have loads of inspiration on how to make this look feel appropriate for 2016 and beyond. Also, a few street style favourites (ahem, Taylor Tomasi Hill) have tested out the trend, and we’re already obsessed.
From a strapless metallic version layered atop a creamy white dress to a black lace-up corset worn over a crisp button-down, see below for fashion-forward ways to show off your waist this fall.
Spice up your basic button-down with a leather corset layered on top.
This brand is highly sought-after for their leather-work.
Ellery illustrates how to instantly update your LBD. We’ll take those velvet boots, too.
Try this corset over a white tee and light blue jeans.
Joan Smalls added a sporty element to her look with a striped corset-style belt.
The belt to make all other belts jealous.
Loewe’s sexy metallic corset is the ultimate layering piece.
A girl can dream, all right?
Taylor Tomasi Hill has always been an expert at layering, so we’re not surprised she’s also mastered this trend.
How beautiful are the color combos on this one?
Preen by Thornton Bregazzi introduced a matching bustier and dress for fall, and we’re in love.
For the bohemia-inspired girl.
Susie Lau tried out the white corset straight from the A/W 16 Prada runway.
Brock Collection modernized this Victorian-inspired silhouette with a pair of velvet oxfords.
Try with a cool graphic tee.
Come coat season, a lace-up accessory will be the perfect third piece to layer in.
In case no one notices, the arrows show where the trend's happening!
Fendi’s subtle take on the trend feels effortlessly chic.
How dainty is this corset belt?
Alexander McQueen’s refreshing take on the ballet trend for fall.