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Bringing back 16th-century fashion

Last month, I decided to finally watch Netflix’s "Bridgerton" to see what all the hype was about. To make a long story short, I was fully addicted after the first episode and finished the show in two days. I’ve always had a love for period pieces, but this show took my obsession to the next level. My whole TikTok For You page (FYP) was filled with people raving about the show, making theories about the next season and discussing the fashion. Aside from the romance and drama of period pieces, I have always been captivated by their beautiful dresses.

Thanks to shows like "Bridgerton," corsets have been all over social media. I’ve seen tons of styling videos on TikTok and my favorite influencers wearing them, so I decided to purchase one myself and see what all the hype is about!

Long story short, I’m obsessed. I purchased this black lace detailed corset from Amazon and not only is the quality amazing, but there are also so many different ways to style it! To be honest, I wasn't quite sure how I planned on styling a clothing piece from hundreds of years ago, but I threw together a few modern-day outfits that don’t require a petty coat.

First, I paired my corset with boyfriend jeans from Pacsun and a small, strappy heel. I threw a thrifted blazer on top to give the outfit a more put-together and mature feel. This outfit is great for any occasion from getting dinner with the girls to a nice date night in the city.

For the second outfit, I threw on a thrifted skirt with a Target cardigan and my favorite platform docs. This outfit could honestly be worn anywhere but gives me major reading a book in central park or coffee shop date energy.

Although I probably won’t be wearing this last outfit anytime soon, I have to say it may be my favorite. A simple black skirt with black boots and big hair is the perfect night-out look for a club or, what would be my choice, a concert. Wearing this to see my favorite band would give me all the confidence I need to have the best night of my life while looking and feeling amazing.

That being said, who knows when the next time I'll be at a concert is (wear your masks so I can go back please) or if corsets are just a fad that will be long gone by then, but I am 100% in love with this latest trend and hope that it sticks around for just a little while longer.


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