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Brown corsets are the sexiest? Perhaps in the Steampunk World

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

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The Role of Corsets in Fashion

Wearing of corsets arguably reached their peak during the pinup girl era. Many of the top fashion icons from the 1950s were seen with a purple corset on during many of their photo shoots. The popularity waned slightly in the decades after that, but has experienced a revival lately. Many people enjoy wearing these types of corsets as an homage to the pinup girls from that era. Their exotic and sensual look left an indelible imprint in the imagination of many Americans. Many people today associate these exterior bustier corset designs as representative of many women’s rights movements as well. Many people are starting to look to corsets as a new trending fashion design, but some may not realize that they actually have an extensive history to them. It can be fascinating to take a look back in to the recent past and see how they have evolved in popular fashion culture. A fair number of fashion icons in American society became famous because of photos they had taken wearing these corsets. They have actually been worn intermittently for centuries, but have experienced multiple revivals over the past few decades. Read through to find more information about how the usage of the corset has gradually changed over time. The modern history of the corset took a dramatic turn around World War I, when there was actually a restriction placed on wearing them. This was because a lot of metal went in to constructing these corsets, which were highly popular at the time. During the course of the war, over 28,000 tons of metal were saved due to the ban that was put in to place. Though this temporarily decreased the appeal of these corsets, many people became interested in these corsets after the war had ended. This next phase would create a dramatic revival, since the corset began being used in a number of unique ways. Prior to this point, many corsets were used as an undergarment. They were primarily used to control the figure of women who were overweight or pregnant. This contributed to their appeal, because they were often capable of slimming down the appearance of women when they were fully clothed. But after the war, there were quite a few people who became interested in changing the way that corsets were worn in general. There were some early models such as Edith Amanda Nielsen who were photographed wearing the clothing on the exterior. This rapidly became popular and began to be prominently featured in different fashion photo shoots. During the pinup girl era, this style continued to rise in popularity. Quite a few models wore more provocative cuts of exterior corsets, which drew quite a bit of public attention. It actually generated some controversy, since many disagreed on whether it was appropriate for women to appear publicly like this. Some fashion icons such as Bettie Paige and many others made a name for themselves for posing while wearing these new corset cuts. Although it did generate controversy,

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