Bustier tops are a part of this season’s summer trends. Chic and versatile, this clothing item was popular during the 80’s and 90’s era and recently made a comeback having been seen in both ready to wear and resort runway collections. Similar to corsets but not identical, the bustier tops can be worn not only indoors or during a romantic evening but also outside, on a hot summer day. There are a few tips and tricks that make all the difference between looking glam or trashy.
Mix Bustier top with other clothing
Bustier tops can be successfully mixed and matched with a suit jacket for an evening event, and a pair of high waisted shorts along with a pearl necklace will make all the difference. Although a risky fashion piece, the top you choose will look classy if it is dark colored: think black, navy or dark purple. In the evening you can go all out and choose an embellished top with detailed rhinestones or Swarovski crystals. Bustier tops can also be worn while shopping with your friends, having lunch or doing errands. Don’t be afraid of bright colors – if your day is a casual one, purchase a yellow, green or blue top or even a printed one. If you want to make a statement, wear it along a maxi skirt with a similar print and accessorize with an oversized belt. Or you can choose to wear it at the beach in which case a big hat and the ever present aviator sunglasses make perfect accompanying items. Both flat, roman sandals and high heels fit a bustier top, depending on the occasion.
As the bustier tops make a comeback, many celebs wear them casually and we often see Rihanna, Paris Hilton and Selena Gomez rocking this great item to red carpet events or a stroll into town.
Quality is important: make sure you don’t end up with a cheap looking piece. One look in any fashion magazine should give you an idea of what top is best to buy for your body type and budget. We can’t avoid paying a close look to the heavily detailed bustier tops in Dolce and Gabbana’s spring 2012 collection where the item was accessorized with red, yellow and black crystals and worn as a bathsuit. If you can afford it, there is nothing better than the Balmain or Alexander Wang black leather bustier tops available on net-a-porter.com. The tops look simple and classy but give off the rock-chick vibes that are so ‘in’ at the moment. Of course not everyone can afford a designer top but less expensive options are always available to fashionistas on a budget. Visit stores like Top Shop, H&M or Zara and you will find a great selection of bustier tops at a very affordable price (usually less than $100). If you shop online remember to measure your bust first and purchase a piece that fits you perfectly.
You will never go wrong with your new bustier tops if you follow these simple rules and you’ll be able to rock this summer style.