|Mandatory duck face for boob shots|
Rejoice, medieval and vampire goths, for your time has come! Emerge from the shadows and head to your local fast-fashion store for ye olde lace-up / corset shirts.
|No joke, I've been seeing these EVERYWHERE. In the stores, on real-life human beings on the streets. Now that we've churned through all the 90s trends at lightning-quick speed, the 00s trends are right around the corner.|
As a fantasy nerd and Vampire player, I love this shit like a roach loves garbage day. I've got a bag of laughably out-of-date goth clothes, and I'm going to pull out some stuff that I bought when the trend was in the last time around. The below top I bought at Forever 21 in 2002ish? I remember being particularly excited about this one since it had both fishnet and corset lacing.
So, the downside to corset tops is that you can't really wear a whole lot of jewelry. Your only option is pretty much chokers. The other downside is the dangly strings--what do you do with them? let them hang? tie them in a bow? If you tie them, you mess up the whole geometry of the look.
|I look so plain without my nose rings...|
While I was trying on the below Robin Hood/Peter Pan dress from Free People, I also discovered that if you tie the dangly strings behind your neck, you've kind of fixed the weird neckline problem the corset tops have.
How do you feel about the corset top trend?