Thursday, July 2, 2009

Breathtaking Bustiers and Contest Winner!

Congrats to the lovely Jennny on winning the CC StockinGirl.com Giveaway ~ she will receive a deluxe grab bag of three pairs of fabulously patterned StockinGirl socks! Many thanks to Lina at StockinGirl.com!
CC covets corsets, darlings! From bustier tops to corseted dresses, this trend is a cinch!
Alexander McQueen corset in Vogue, March 2009.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista CaptivateMe.
French Vogue, February 1997.
This photo courtesy Fellow Fashionista Fashion Pulse.
W, March 2008.
French Vogue, May 2006.
Italian Vogue, 2002.
Italian Vogue, March 2007.
Numero, March 2006.
Pirelli 2008 Calendar.
Louis Vuitton ad, Spring 2008.



Erin Wasson shows one way to wear the trend, at the Alexander Wang party. 2008. Photo via nymag.com. Runway coverage courtesy style.com except where noted.
Hana Soukupova wearing Dolce & Gabbana.
Alexander Wang Resort
Chanel Resort
Donna Karan Resort
Emanuel Ungaro
Fendi
Marchesa Resort ~ CC adores the bustier and pants pairing!
Richard Nicoll Resort
Versace; this and next via nymag.com.
Zac Posen
Zac Posen Resort

Vivienne Westwood corseted blush silk top, at net-a-porter.com.
Kiki de Montparnasse corset vest; this and next three at shopbop.com.
Cosabella Marithe bustier camisole.
L.A.M.B. layered bustier top.
Nanette Lepore Trellis striped corset top.
Alberta Ferretti bead-embellished bustier, at net-a-porter.com.
Rojas bustier at 80spurple.com.
Mink Pink flower zip bustier dress, at pixiemarket.com.
Deal of the Day: Neurotica Eden dress, $86 at shopacrimony.com.
Oscar de la Renta silk-faille bustier dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Stella McCartney iridescent bustier dress.
Rachel Roy corset dress; this and next four at shopbop.com.
Alexander Wang dress.
Derek Lam strapless bustier dress.
Patterson J. Kincaid Barcelona dress.
LaROK corset top dress.
Shakuhachi corset pants, at pixiemarket.com.
Alexandra Neel corset ankle platforms, at shopbop.com.
Last look: Russian Vogue, March 2009.
Bust(ier) a move, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

71 comments:

Trixy said...

Sexy for the summer! Love it.

Raez said...

ese are amazing! i adore lily donaldson's corset on that cover of numero!

xx raez

style crusader said...

I love bustiers! I got an amazing purple satin D&G one during the amazing sales around Christmas time. I love it to death!

Jennifer said...

Such beautiful photos. Some of those dresses took my breath away. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!

OceanDreams said...

You covered my favorite outfits ever! I love corsets -they are sexy, classy, and feminine all at the same time. Thanks CC!

Chessa! said...

oohhh...I hope I win. I love bustiers and corsets. so sexy and feminine. the photo in sepia of Gisele Bundchen is my favorite here. she looks so lovely and timeless.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love bustiers! especially the way erin wasson wears it! lovely! xo

Erika said...

Never did I realize how badly I needed a bustier until I laid eyes upon this post. Oh, now you've given me a new reason to go out and spend money! :)

Congratulations to the winner! :)

Simply Mel said...

Bustiers are the essence of femininity! They are so sexy and alluring...gorgeous post!

DaisyChain said...

I so need a bustier.

ZombieLace said...

Wow these are sexxxyyyyyy!! There's nothing so beautiful and classic as a corset!

Fashion Moment said...

Adore them! Great selection, you choose the best, with those editorial - photos! Have a fabulous day!

FM~FP~AF

Belle said...

Stunning and so sexy! I loveeee the dresses!

janettaylor said...

so sex-ay...

and

Congrats to the Jenny (the winner)

Savvy Mode SG said...

hm... nice. i have to see if i can fit into my chanel bustier... : )

cma said...

i love a corset top when done right
the tiny detail on the back of that shoe is lovely as well

-cma
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Little Rus said...

Lovely post! And... I was going to do something similar next week :( ...a bit different but similar.
Anyway... love this post and the trend.
xxx

P.S. Just in case, I've changed my nick, I was NutriGirl until today. :)

lisa said...

I never got into bustiers until I tried one on this February by Malene Grotrian, and then it was implanted in my brain as a must-buy. They're so versatile!

I love the back of the LaROK dress you picked out, CC. :-)

Little Rus said...

Lovely post! And... I was going to do something similar next week :( ...a bit different but similar.
Anyway... love this post and the trend.
xxx

P.S. Just in case, I've changed my nick, I was NutriGirl until today. :)

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Darling CC...adore the leather piece by Fendi...like a piece of art sculpture! ~XO*

stylewithbenefits said...

Fab post CC! Love corsets and corset dresses. They give my petite frame a much needed boost. :) Great picks from Shopbop.. will have to check them out! Have a great weekend!!

xo, Becs

Frock Around the Clock said...

These are all so pretty! It's lovely to see both amazing bustiers and a more casual take on them! :) x

Nerdic.. said...

Amazing!
Love the third one, so sexy!
X, www.fashion-nerdic.blogspot.com

shopgirl28 said...

Gorgeous corset, I've always wanted one. Congratulations to the contest winner.

tiltumaria said...

I absolutely NEED to get one! They are soo gorgeous! Great post, congrats to the winner!
xxx

Vitania said...

all amazing corsets - I cna't tell from leather to lace..above or underneath clothing - these are very classic looks.

Vitania

fashion herald said...

Wow, gorgeous bustiers, but the first three are amazing!

Terence Sambo said...

Corsets and bustiers are d best expression of wat clothing is supposed to do, which is hide ur flaws and flaunt ur assets :o]

Lily G. said...

These are amazing bustiers! They are so sexy and fem. Love it.

liliesandgrapes.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Marie said...

I love bustiers...so sexy and classy.
XOXO

Children of the Nineties said...

I adore the navy one shoulder runway one. I also really like the look on sundresses this summer, very cute!

Stephanie Clayton said...

sexy!
it's way too hot to do any bustier layering here, but i love some of these pretty dresses, especially the last few photos. those pants are a dream! i've seen them somewhere before. very cool.

TheBeautyFile said...

I have such admiration for the ladies who torture themselves for the sake of high fashion...beautiful!

Hanako66 said...

I love this post and want it all!

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

gorgeous! happy 4th, lady couture!

Legallyblondemel said...

How I wish I could pull off a corset; that one-shouldered navy one has me reconsidering. So chic!

I love corset detailing on that stiletto as well. There's a great way for all of us to incorporate the look!

knitkicks said...

oh my i love those shoes! altho i've never heard of Alexandra Neel....will have to check her stuff out now

HiFashion said...

I love corsets. I have 1 and love it sooo much!

Cassiopeia said...

Loving the Zac Posen looks... I adore wearing my corsets. I have two proper ones I've worn with massive skirts as ballgowns. Wish I could break 'em out as work wear tho ;-D Xxxc

Lady Thirty said...

lovely :D
I wonder how lady thirty would look in a bustier ;)

xo

amoramor said...

I love bustiers! they are amaziiiiing

Jaime said...

Great post- I have a cute denim corset from TopShop...great find! Happy 4th!

Sher said...

I have a few corsets and let me tell you....they can put cleavage on a 14 yr old boy ;D They work! Also forces you to sit up straight...

Joelyne said...

it looks amazing and so daring when the bustier is worn as an outer garment.

xxx

Ela said...

You've inspired me to rummage through and find those bustiers I haven't worn in ages...I wonder if I still have them? I also love the casual feel to the sleeved dresses.
Oh & thanks for the link, hon :)
xx Ela

Blair said...

What a great combination of sultry, classic and downright sexy!

Sweety P said...

I never really had one, maybe I should give one a try!

Inside Mode said...

you can never go wrong with a perfect corset! It's like the perfect mix of sex and class. That Cavalli dress is just moth atering. I remember when Snejana wore it back in the Spring 2007 collection, my heart skipped a beat. Anyways, I know it's been forever since I last paid a visit. So I hope everything is well.

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

loves it.

MizzJ said...

I LOVE bustiers although I sadly don't own one yet. They bring out the feminine shape in ways that few other items can. Sexy sexy sexy!

Lochi Love said...

erin wasson wears it so casual. i like!

stilettolover91 said...

awesome!!! love those corset pants with those stiletto pumps very hot!!! fantastic post!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

Carlotta said...

congrats to the winner!! I've few corsets that I adore they are so sexy and feminine love your selection!

Amelia said...

These are so perfect! I wish I could find one that suited me.

Suusje Q. said...

Beautiful! Especially worn as a vest.

Xxx Suusje

SsstSonia said...

Hana Soukupova is so beautiful...

FrouFrouu said...

Perfect post, esp I was just about to embark on the task of embellishing mine, inspiration galore!

Thanks for the feature in your legwear post lovely, among such glorious pieces too! :)

- nadia

Myriam said...

soooo sexy! i'd like to wear it with a white or grey tee

Eden said...

definitely one trend im wanting to get into... love bustiers! great post CC:)

much love
eden

Mo said...

i love it! waist defining, an subtly sexy.

i love the Natasjha Poly shot at the top! (in Alexander Mcqueen, no?)

and the Mert &Marcus shot of Lara Stone. aboslutley love!

pranksygang said...

tooo hot darling!!! sexy collection! :)

Hunters Glory said...

Love the pink beige twined high heel shoe!

Right up my shoe horn!

;)

Kim said...

Hello Couture Carrie...I love reading your blog and I was wondering how you could help me. I'm a very fashion conscious person...thanks to your blog and similar others...But in my town I don't have access to better private label designers. I was hoping you could give me a top ten list or more of your favorite online boutiques that have price points between $250.00 and $1,000.00 per item. I LOVE fashion accessories too. Please feel free helping me get very fashion creative.

All other commenters, please feel free to contribute your favorite top 10 list as well.

Sincerely,

A Fashion Conscious Personality

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous corsets, especially the pink Pirelli Calendar. Lovely and feminine!xo

Congratulations to Jennny!

Sasi said...

Haven't found the perfect one yet:(

I love them paired with a tank à la Erin Wasson or with a long-sleeved tee as at Ungaro.

...love Maegan said...

love this post!

HoneyBunny said...

WOw stunning! I totally love everything here<3

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Alya said...

Look at that peekaboo butt in the 3rd image!

rossovelvet said...

I recently found a lovely bustier dress... and I adore this dress, though you should have the breast to follow it ;D

Amazing Style said...

another lost contest