A bustier top would make a risqué addition to any outfit. By nature, the bustier is designed to enhance the bust and cleavage. While initially designed as intimate apparel, bustier-style tops are increasingly being designed as outerwear. As a result, the lines between corsets, bustiers, and bralets are now becoming increasingly blurred. For the purposes of this list, I’ll refer to all as bustiers. So, below are just a few interesting bustier tops that I’ve come across on a few online stores.
1. Topshop Cream Zip Front Embellished Bustier
Price: $80.00 at us.topshop.com
This bustier-style top features somewhat extravagant metal button embellishments. The cream fabric anchors the mixed metallic embellishments quite well. It also has a zip front detailing and adjustable straps. This would look great paired with a high-waisted sheer maxi skirt.
2. Rosamosario Lace Bustier
Price: $605. 00 at net-a-porter.com
Bustier tops traditionally have a lingerie type aesthetic. This particular one has an ivory lace overlay, padded cups, and ribbon lace-up back. It also has internal boning which creates structure. Pair this delicate top with a slouchy blazer and tailored pants for contrast.
3. DKNY Sequinned Georgette Bustier
Price: $137.50 at theoutnet.com
This bustier is made from a luxe silk-blend georgette fabric. It has a sweetheart neckline and features large sequin spot embellishments. It also features pleating detail at the front, wrap around tie, and concealed zip fastening at the back. Perfect for a night out on the town, this bustier top would look great worn with a full skirt and statement heels.
4. Topshop Pink Floral Zip Front Bustier
Price: $40.00 at us.topshop.com
This floral bustier is perfect for spring. As with most bustier tops, it has a cropped design. It also has zip detailing down the front and adjustable straps. Wear this top with light denim pieces, under loose low-cut tops or alternatively, wear it over t-shirts and dresses.
5. Topshop White Broderie Anglaise Bustier
Price: $40.00 at us.topshop.com
Broderie anglaise is a classic fabric. Here it has been reinvented into a flirty bustier style top. This top features underwire cups, ruffle trims, and a mesh back. The ruffle trims would look quite pretty peeking out from underneath a loose fitting singlet. A palette of white and camel colours is a fresh option for the summer months.
6. Twenty8Twelve by S. Miller Dev Printed Cotton Bustier
Price: $215.00 at theoutnet.com
The abstract print on this bustier top is intriguing. This bustier has a panelled design, is fully lines, and has an expose silver zip fastening at the back. The straight strapless design complements the sleek, vertical panel design. The monochrome colour palette would make this top easy to dress up or down.
7. The Lake & Stars Moonlanding Bustier
Price: $165.00 at barneys.com
This metallic bustier is out of this world. This micro-mesh bustier has a scale pattern with splatter embellished beads. It also has elastic shoulder straps, tie-dye mesh lining, and a hook and eye fastening at the back. Show this bustier top off by wearing it underneath a scoop top or dress.
While not exactly everyone’s cup of tea, the bustier top does add extra detail to an outfit. Do any of the above bustier tops catch your eye?
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