Shopping & Style

Dear Cheryl: Showtime for the Bustier

BY January 3, 2018


I’m so over loosely fitting clothes! I’m in the best shape of my life and want to show off my figure without revealing too much skin. Any ideas?  — Marlena P., Naples

One of the hottest trends for the new season is the bustier. The beauty of this item of corsetry is that, apart from being a great way to showcase your shape, it’s incredibly versatile. For 2018, designers have reworked the classic strapless bustier and created a variety of options, including versions with shoulder straps, which look great on their own when you want to show some skin, or paired with other tops for more coverage. Worn over a simple shirt, a bustier looks sharp and sexy; team it with a T-shirt and jeans to add edge to an otherwise casual look. Wear one under a see-through or lace blouse for a not-so-demure spin on an old favorite. As to the question of whether it’s OK to wear a bustier as outerwear—of corset is!


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