There was a time when a corset or a bustier was only used by women under their clothes to help enhance their figures and to make them look shapelier. These days however the corset bustier is being worn not as an undergarment but as something that can be paired with any type of bottom. It can now be paired with jeans, a pair of denim shorts, a mini-skirt, a long skirt or even a ball gown type of skirt. Of course, this form fitting item still helps a woman get that hourglass figure that she wants but this time this is not hidden from sight.
A corset bustier was often worn underneath a woman’s dress in the past to help give her the kind of figure that men often wanted women to have. This was the full, upturned bosom, the cinched waist and the full hips figure that was very womanly and very sexy to look at. These old corsets of the past did cinch in a woman’s waist, sometimes painfully so, just to give her that hourglass figure that men loved.
These days, when you get yourself a corset bustier to wear over a pair of jeans or as part of a two or three piece lingerie set, you can opt for one that does not necessarily force your midsection into that cinched in shape that is oftentimes rather painful. You can choose to get one that does accentuate the hourglass shape of your body but without forcing it to do so.
You will also find that these pieces of outer inner wear can now come with embellishments like beadwork and embroidery when used with long slinky skirts or ball skirts. These are often seen worn by women who are at elegant parties and social events that require a woman to dress in sexy yet tasteful evening wear. These have become a favorite by women who want to appear elegant yet provocative at the same time.