Corset Powersuit

Truth be told, I'm terrified of most prints, with a few very specific exceptions, including plaid, small scale florals, and lace.  And even those, I can handle only in small doses.  Therefore, a plain black suit like the Banana Republic one in this post, is definitely one of my wardrobe security blankets.  However, as buttoned-up and proper as I tend to keep my looks, I do love making glamorous statements.  I've owned this Agent Provocateur corset for a few years and nothing makes me feel more sensual and powerful than putting it on.  I adore the timeless design of the black lace over pink (which isn't a color I embrace very often for outerwear despite that fact that is is one of my favorite picks for boudoir attire and undergarments.

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With a statement item like a corset, I prefer to keep the rest of my look ultra classic and simple.  However, I did opt for patent leather stilettos to keep the overall impression elevated.  Otherwise, a plain black suit could too easily come off as business attire, which this look most certainly is not (well, I guess that depends what line of business you're in, doesn't it?).

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The back of this corset is as gorgeous a statement as the front, and though I didn't opt for any photos of it, I did share one on Instagram recently.  Warming: if you haven't worn a corset before, make sure you have a trusty assistant to help you lace it up.  Although plenty of YouTube tutorials insist one can lace one's own corset, the process is infinitely faster if someone helps you.  And don't wear your corset to the all-you-can-eat buffet the first time you go out in it, if you know what I mean. There's definitely a learning curve on how tightly you want to lace it.

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Happy Sunday, everyone!


Banana Republic blazer // Banana Republic pants // Agent Provocateur corset (old) // Ann Taylor clutch (old) // Valentino sunglasses (old) // Goorin Bros. hat // Tory Burch heels (old)