10 Ways To Style A Bustier

Bustiers, bralettes, corsets: whatever you call them, these sexy underwear-as-outerwear pieces are so understated when it comes to hitting it high in the style stakes. Although the idea of wearing something so 'revealing' could scare the pants off you, there are so many styling options that make this piece heavenly for layering.

Whether you're in scorching Europe and ready to bare all, or want to wear your fave summer bustier for the Aussie winter, here's 10 clever styling ideas that will blow your mind.... (Boom! My mind just blew- see...)

1. 'Ello Sailor

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Ooh-lala! This inspiration looks like it's been taken straight from the French Riveria. Team an otherwise revealing bralet with a super chic stripe jacket and bottoms combo. Don't have stripes in the wardrobe? A colour block jacket and bottom combo would work a treat too. Add a statement necklace if you feel like your cleavage is over-ruling your look.
2. Layer Over A Simple, White Shirt
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My personal favorite, this clever pairing of a crisp white shirt and a patterned bustier can take you from the office to the dance floor. Add some ripped boyfriend jeans for a weekend-worthy look, or slide on a pencil skirt and watch that promotion roll in. Extra style points for pointy shoes. Is it just me, or does the pattern of this bustier just scream 'pair me with pointy heels'!

3. Clash Those Monochromes
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Key tip: If Aimee Song does it, then it must be right! If you're gonna clash patterns keep it monochromatic ladies. Simple accessories keep it on the ah-mazing side of busy. 
4. Simplicity Is The Key
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Want to dress up your jeans? Look no further than a peplum bustier. If you're heading into Summer (you lucky thing), swap your jeans for ripped denim shorts. This look would look incredible with a patterned bustier too.

5. Good Things Come In Pairs
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Hit two trends in one! Co-ordinate your bustier with your bottoms. To add interest go for a contrasting silhouette and juxtapose a tight bustier with some loose fitting culottes or an a-line midi. 
6. Short On Top, High Down Below
 
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Don't you just wish you had this chicks outfit? If you're going crop, keep the bottom high to ensure it looks classy. Inject some serious 70s groove by pairing a peplum piece with some flares. Super-high clogs will lengthen those already-looking-long pins too!

7. The New LBD
 (Photo: lolobu.com) 
Combine your bustier with a high-waist black skirt, killer heels and sassy accessories and you're ready for a night on the town!

8. Denim, Denim, Layer
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If you're on a chillier climate, get that bustier back in your wardrobe rotation, pronto! Layer a bustier over a double denim shirt and jean combo and then top with a trench or leather jacket. For a more polished look, try tucking the denim shirt into the jeans.

9. The Tee Makeover
 
 (Photo: wethepeoplestyle.com)
Wowza! Never has a simple tee ever looked so darn street-style-snap-worthy. Top your fave basic tee with your bustier and add a skater or a-line skirt for a silhouette you'll be proud to flaunt. 
 
10. Juxtaposing Fits
(Photo: stockholm-streetstyle.com) 
If your bustier is on the more, erm, revealing side, mix up those fits to push it into bohemian territory. Like the lovely lady above, a fitting, high-waist skirt works a treat. Then cover up with a flowy cardigan or kimono

Current Bustier Crushes
1. Laveer 2. Ally 3. C/Meo Collective 4. Style Moi 5. J.O.A 6. Style Moi 7. Ally 8. C/Meo Collective

Are you a bustier kinda girl? Have I convinced you yet?

Rachel
xoxo

P.S. I am currently on vacation on Hamilton Island in The Whitsundays, one of the most beautiful places in Australia. Follow me on Instagram  @thedailyluxe for an overdose of pretty beach photos and style.

40 comments:

  1. Nice selection my dear! Bustier black of Tuula is my favorite!!! Kisses from Italy and thank you for stopping at my blog,
    Eni

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  2. Bustiers have to be one of the hardest things to style <3 loved this for inspiration x

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  3. Great inspiration! I'm in love with bustiers. But, now these days, I love them even more! <3 /Madison
    Sport Casual

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  4. So in love with Aimee's look, but we really love everything!! Such a fun trend for summer :)

    xx 365hangers

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  5. Great tips!
    I love especially N. and 6, definitely i'll try to stylish bustier in these ways! :)
    xxx
    S
    http://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.it

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  6. Lovely inspiration dear!
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  7. Great post! Thanks for sharing! <3

    Bethany
    Kiss Me Darling
    Www.kissmedarlingblog.com

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  8. These inspirations are beautiful! I especially love the idea of layering it over a white shirt...very stylish!

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  9. These look good! Bustier #2 is my favorite!

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  10. What a wonderful examples, need to try this while it's still summer!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  11. Totally love bustiers but haven't been able to wear them after kid #2...it requires a certain physique.

    ~ xo Sheree
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  12. Amazing selection of looks darling! I love the outfit N°3!!
    Baci,
    Coco et La vie en rose - Valeria Arizzi

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  13. I'm too nervous to wear one but these are all great style inspos!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  14. Bustiers are not easy ! But I like them with a t-shirt or a shirt : less sexy but very fashionable ! xox http://valeriesdays.blogspot.fr/

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  15. My favourite way is with printed pants and a blazer! I love that look!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  16. I absolutely adore the 2nd bustier! I'm in love xx
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  17. Such a stunning collection lovely, i especially love Jess hart, Song of Style and Tuula VIntage's picks :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  18. Thanks for sharing!! I love #4 the most.
    Xo

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  19. I love these looks!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  20. I loved all your pics dear!! Just followed you on facebook!!

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  21. These were such wonderful ways to style a bustier! Gorgeous looks! Have a great week!

    xo, Bry

    Drissella.Naughty&Nice

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  22. These were such wonderful ways to style a bustier! Gorgeous looks! Have a great week!

    xo, Bry

    Drissella.Naughty&Nice

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  23. I love bustiers :) thanks for your styleguide :) love it!

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  24. Love the first look!! <3

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  25. I love these all! Aimee Song has amazing style, you are right ..if she's wearing it, it must be right!

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  26. I just love how versatile a bustier can be. And I just love some of the simpler styles that are shown here. Especially when it's paired with denim. Beautiful post.

    Kia / The House of KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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  27. Stunning looks. *__*
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  28. The last one is my favorite. so sexy, in a casual way!
    Valentina
    http://www.mybubblyzone.com/

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  29. I want to be in paradise too. Enjoy your stay Rachel.
    kisses
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

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  30. I pretty much heavily support all of these options! Especially the sailor one, matching sets and new LBD!

    -M
    www.violetroots.com

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  31. You Inspire me!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.com

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  32. i love this post! great picks and it's very inspiring :)

    xx Jamie| Love Peace and Shimmer

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  33. lovely tips! gotta find a good bustier asap!! <3
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