From as early as the 16th century, corsets have been a symbol of beauty and sensuality amongst women. Nowadays there is a wide variety of corsets to choose from in a slew of different colors, making every occasion from bedroom play to weddings a game of dress up. Initially (and still today) used achieve that glamorous hour glass figure, they have become statement pieces that enhance any woman’s body features.
Corsets in particular give off a sweet and discreet image, while keeping it elegant and classy. Crucial staples to any Steampunk outfit, brown corsets, and a myriad of other colors allows you to play it up or down depending on the occasion (photoshoot, day out, late night parties, etc). The beauty of such bustiers is that it resembles an antique piece of garment while offering modern twists of design and patterns that are sure to give any outfit that definitive touch. Unlike other colors, brown tops are special in that they are wearable both under and over other articles of clothing. A plain white shirt can instantly be transformed into a bold statement with the slip of a brown bustier! No corset is ever too bland, as the different hues of brown can make for an elegant and tastefully accented top. As brown is easy to combine with colors such as gold, black, grey, and red, you will find a multitude of different brown bustiers to choose from that all retain class and beauty.
The Gold Rush Brocade Brown and Gold Corset from the online corset store The Violet Vixen is a perfect example, combining the richness of the color gold with the versatility of the brown to offer a timeless piece that has its beauty rooted in simplicity. The dark brown ruffles at the top and bottom of this piece add flair, while the vertical stripes that run down the corset help accentuate one’s curves and slimness. The Studette Revealed Brocade Chocolate Brown-Gold Corset is another, offering a dazzling modern take on the traditional brown corsetry with the use of 3 zippers running down the front of the corset. Two of these zippers are opened midway to reveal a beautiful, Victorian-styled lining detailed in gold. Its best feature however, is that this organic gold pattern covers the back of the corset, to make the back just as beautiful as the front! For the girls interested in steampunk clothing, the Twisted Tinker Caramel Corset may be the perfect choice, also in brown. Best fitted on those with curves, this corset is eye candy with its two frontal straps that expose the center chest region. With buckles, clasps and horizontal lines all along the corset, this piece covers more area on the body than others, making it the queen of statement pieces.
Corsets, especially those in brown, are a staple piece in the wardrobe of any corset enthusiast, especially a Steampunk lover’s. With one, you can go from a saloon godess to a total vixen with little effort, ensuring that you will make heads turn wherever you go.