While the word ‘bustier’ may initially conjure up flashbacks of an 80s-fabulous Madonna, complete with teased hair and cone boobs, modern takes on the lingerie-inspired trend have thankfully been updated to suit a more modern gal’s stylings. Aside from the fact that the style itself is still not at all shy in its sex appeal, there’s also something unexpectedly sophisticated about a bustier
top – maybe it’s the confined structure of the garment, or maybe it’s because you’re almost forced to tone the rest of your outfit down to balance it – but whatever the reason, it’s become the perfect playful must-have for summer! Pair with some distressed cut-off shorts and a breezy cardigan for daytime, or with a tailored blazer, skinny jeans, and pumps for a night out – if you’ve got it, now’s the perfect opportunity to flaunt it! From tribal-inspired embroidery to sweet florals and retro polka dots, a bustier top is the perfect sexy separate for the season’s flouncy skirts, printed shorts, high-waisted bottoms, and more!
From left to right:
Mara Hoffman Embroidered Bustier Top
Motel Rocks Bernice Floral Bustier
Forever 21 Ditsy Daisy Bustier
– Alexandra Gambardella