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Corset Sales Are Skyrocketing, But Why?

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Beyonce wears one onstage. So does Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. Ebay has sold 1,900 of them in the past three months. Vintage boutiques are marking up their prices like mad. What are they? Corsets, of course! The Spanx of the Victorian era is back in a big way, and their recent popularity has the fashion industry and historians searching for answers. Why is everyone suddenly clamoring for a corset of their very own? After all, they’re not exactly comfortable or practical. The BBC’s Vanessa Barford tackled this question in a fascinating article about the history of the corset, and it turns out that there are quite a few factors contributing to the current trend… Keep reading »

Dita Von Teese Struts In A Mechanical Jean-Paul Gaultier Corset

As though Jean-Paul Gaultier’s couture presentation weren’t awesome enough with its copious turbans and leather, Dita Von Teese capped off the show in a patent leather, jewel-encrusted, and, best of all, mechanical corset. Only vaguely skeletal from the front, the thing looked positively macabre (in a cool way) from the back. Click through for more images of Madame Von Teese strutting it in her skeleton corset and silk turban. [Styleite] Keep reading »

Corsets: Sexy Lingerie Or Rib-Crushing Craziness?

How do we feel about corsets? Burlesque performers, like our girl Dita Von Teese, can wear a corset and look damn hot doing it. But on the other end of the spectrum, there’s those frightening women who mush their organs together inside tight corsets, gunning for a six-inch waist. Chicks like that have got some serious ish.

Somewhere in the middle is Megan Fox in “Jonah Hex,” which looks likes it’s set in the Wild West and calls for her to wear an old-timey corset and bustle. Fox recently spoke with InStyle magazine about how the “Jonah Hex” wardrobe department snapped her into corsets to get her waist down to 18 inches, which “would leave these deep grooves, these deep indents from the boning in the corsets, for the whole next day.” Ew, right? Keep reading »

“Star Wars” Corsets: Has A Sexier Nerd Get-Up Ever Been Made?

California-based costume-maker Evening Arwen — a name straight out of a sci-fi fantasy movie — has created these corsets inspired by the uniforms of Darth Vader and the Storm Troopers in “Star Wars.” I can think of no better way to enhance our Simcha’s curves! [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Miley Cyrus Gives Us The Bird In A $25,000 Peacock Corset Dress

In her new music video for “Can’t Be Tamed,” Miley Cyrus wears a corset dress made of giant-ass peacock feathers and 2,400 tiny metal pieces— with a price tag of $25,000! Aww, she’s like a little baby J.Lo. [US Weekly] Keep reading »

The Daily Squeeze: Stealing Bras, Stylish Condoms, and Everyday Corsets

  • There’s a new condom with a cutesy name in town. Proper Attire condoms, which are “Required for Entry” were inspired by the world of fashion—from the name and female-focused packaging to the fig-leaf logo (“clothing in its most primitive form,” according to the brand manager). The condoms will soon be available in boutiques, chic hotels, and Planned Parenthood health centers and online, with the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. [PR Newswire]
  • If you’re a lingerie thief, the best time to strike is during the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day when stores stock up on all things lacy. One California crook hit the same store twice in eight days, stealing thousands of dollars worth of merchandise. But the first theft was just two items: a camisole and a two-piece bathing suit taken right off the store’s mannequins. The store’s owner said the thief is in his mid- to late-20s, slightly stocky, and blond. Could it be Spencer? [ABC News]
  • Corsets are the thing to wear Down Under. [Sydney Morning Herald]
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