Fast forward to today, and corsets are making a comeback, again. Some may say, we’ve got Netflix’s Bridgerton to thank, others might say they never actually went out of style. According to Lyst, internet searches for corsets have increased by more than 100 percent over the past two years, with customers looking to bask in the nostalgia they inspire. Whether it’s Brigerton, or the resurgence of punk and new romanticism fashion, it looks like corsets are here to stay, for a while, at least.
Today, designers are redefining corsetry. Advances in technology and design innovation mean that corsets, or corset-like garments, are better than ever before. In recent fashion history we’ve seen corset tops worn as outerwear, rather than their traditional role as an undergarment. From Nafsika Skourti, to Azzi & Osta and Monot, here we discover three Arab brands that have mastered the art of corset-inspired garments.