Corsets are back!

Oh my goodness, I LOVE a good corset! I remember when I was 18/19, that Paris Hilton and side kick Nicole Ritchie with their programme, “The Simple Life” were thee last word in all things trendy. Looking back, Paris even wore a denim corset in one of their most popular promo shots at a farm. I was living in America at the time and I shopped non stop in Victoria Secret for corsets to pair with jeans mostly and sometimes skinny trousers. It was my staple look for going out for a good six months at least!

Looking at Scarlett Johansson at Comic-Con in SAN Diego recently, she showed off her humongous new engagement ring as well as a corset dress which put her rib cage inkings on show. It was quite an elegant style dress but the corset shape and “see through” sheer fabric kept the look fresh, modern and quite edgy. Bella Hadid has also been seen in corsets a lot since Paris Fashion week and the one and only Kim Kardashian hit the headlines with her eye wateringly tight corset gown by Thierry Mugler at this year’s Met Gala.

Even the regal and sophisticated Amal Clooney has succumbed to the corset trend in a sheer Chantilly lace gown by Jonathan Simkhai which she wore on a recent dinner date with hubbie, George. She cleverly kept things refined by adding a nude slip under the dress to reduce the level of skin showing.

I have some stunning, corset gowns available for hire and they do work wonders for your waist. Corsets are great for all body types, but especially those who tend to be more square in the middle, or a boyish straight up and down torso as the bones of the corset create shape and therefore can give you a waist!

Check out a few samples of corset dresses …… all available at Belle Dress Hire.

Two piece set with corset top and tulle layered skirt. perfect for weddings!


Black, jersey, full length gown with leg split and sequin detail. Available in size 8.