When it comes to lingerie, there are four things that I’ve been completely obsessed with lately: corsets, waist cinchers, basques and long line bras. If you asked me what a basque was a year ago, I wouldn’t have been able to answer. Through all of my online lingerie admiring, I’ve found that the definition of basque is actually quite flexible, but it’s always corset-like. This one in particular has boning throughout and pushes up (but not up and in, key for this look) in all the right places and is less constricting than a corset or waist cincher.
What I love about it most is the sheer and mesh paneling. They’re placed very strategically and flatter even the most small busted of us. I also love the hiplet structured panels that flare out on the sides. My hips aren’t usually a part of my body I like to accentuate, but this piece somehow makes me feel like a super nova. It’s absolutely one of the most fun and luxurious pieces I own, I can’t wait to style it with a flared … leather? … skirt for spring.
Basque: Lascivious / Tights: Ann Taylor
Photos by Lydia Hudgens