Fashion Redux | The Bustier

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THAT 90's STAPLE, THE BUSTIER, IS BACK

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Nothing sums up my style in the 80's and 90's more than the bustier. Whether that was a lace up black leather one to go to metal gigs, a shiny PVC one to go to an industrial club or a white lace one to go to Glastonbury festival, the bustier has been a constant in my wardrobe for the last 30 years. 

Unfortunately the ones I have in my closet at the moment no longer fit me, so recently I've been searching for a new one to wear in a slightly more fashionable way than in my early rock days. Bustiers are set to become a trend this season, following on from last season's corset belts, so I'm hoping I'll have some luck snagging a new one soon.

 
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Kaittitude

I've hunted high and low on Etsy and elsewhere and the best one I've found so far is by a New York label called Kaittitude, which features lace-ups and zips. This has everything I'm after but isn't available in her shop sadly.

 

The Lost Boys

In the 80's it was all about the stunning Jami Gertz' wardrobe in The Lost Boys, which featured white embroidery anglaise bustiers paired with floaty skirts and ankle jewellery. She was the girl we all wanted to be. Her outfit inspired my own when I went to Glastonbury for the first time and I wore a white embroidery anglaise bustier with a long white pettitcoat.

 
 

The Bralet

As well as the more traditional corset style bustier, I also adore the very contemporary bralet styles we've seen over years by labels such as Balenciaga and Ann Demeulemeester. I'm really into the relatively simple bralet as seen on Elisabeth Erm in the October 2016 issue of Amica magazine (above image). That whole look of high waisted, wide black trousers, slicked back hair and bralet is really where I'm at for summer. No doubt a look that will make its way onto the blog.