Dust off your corset, the second instalment of #Regencycore is here. But it isn’t Bridgerton that has inspired people to dress like a debutante: Dua Lipa and Billie Eilish are the poster girls of RC 2.0.
Marie Antoinette would surely approve of Dua’s “Demeanor” music video, which was awash with references to the French queen. The singer swapped out her typically kitsch Y2K staples for a wardrobe brimming with frills and bows, masterminded by her stylist, Lorenzo Posocco. He cherry-picked a corset from Jean Paul Gaultier’s iconic spring 1998 couture collection, entitled “Les Marquis Touaregs”, for Dua to wear in the clip, teamed with a full-bodied white skirt. Searches for corsets spiked 43 per cent, while page views for corset tops rose 31 per cent after the release of the video.
Billie Eilish has also been responsible for the rise; her June 2021 British Vogue cover prompted a 74 per cent surge in searches for corsets. Eilish has since worn styles from Miaou, including its satin Campbell corset that she wore for her Happier Than Ever launch party, and the patterned Figaro Campbell corset she shared with her 88.9 million IG followers back in July.
Below, Vogue’s edit of the chicest corsets to buy now.
- 1/21Ellie MisnerPrinted handmade corset, from £149, available to pre-oder at Elliemisner.co.uk.
- 2/21Alexander McQueenSweetheart neckline corset top, £990, available at Farfetch.com.
- 3/21Agent ProvocateurSatin corset, £395, available at Agentprovocateur.com.
- 4/21Vivienne WestwoodLace corset, £950, available at Vestiairecollective.com.
- 5/21AlaïaAutumn/winter 1991 corset vest, £3,200, available at 1stdibs.com.
- 6/21Maison CloseSleeveless modal camisole, £81, available at Farfetch.com.
- 7/21Victoria BeckhamStrapless lace corset, £750, available at Farfetch.com.
- 8/21AreaCrystal-embellished corset, £1,020, available at Farfetch.com.
- 9/21BurberryDenim corset top, £850, available at Mytheresa.com.
- 10/21KsubiSatin-crepe thong bodysuit, £74, available at Net-a-porter.com.
- 11/21MiaouCampbell corset in Figaro print, £205, available at Endclothing.com.
- 12/21Jean Paul GaultierVintage silk corset, £452, available at Vestiairecollective.com.
- 13/21Danielle GuizioBustier corset top, £115, available at Brownsfashion.com.
- 14/21GucciGG tulle boned bralette, £520, available at Mytheresa.com.
- 15/21Kiki de MontparnasseGrosgrain detail lace corset, £560, available at Farfetch.com.
- 16/21Dion LeeCropped corset top, £370, available at Farfetch.com.
- 17/21Dolce & GabbanaLace detail corset top, £525, available at Farfetch.com.
- 18/21La PerlaUnderwired corset in Italian jacquard lace, £365, available at Laperla.com.
- 19/21Rozie CorsetsPeplum hem strapless satin top, £280, available at Selfridges.com.
- 20/21SpanxUnder sculpt corset, £150, available at Selfridges.com.
- 21/21Saint LaurentPre-owned 1970s bustier top, £360, available at Farfetch.com.