Inside: Cutest corset outfit ideas and the top tips for styling them 

I recently purchased my first-ever corset, and ever since I have been on the hunt for ideas on how to style it. I started down many youtube rabbit holes and I have found out so many amazing tips and tricks.

If you are in the same boat that I was, I want to share what I’ve learned so far with you! There are so many amazing ways to style a corset. You can go for something a little more sultry, or if you are like me, you want something a little more cottagecore. I was looking for an outfit straight out of pride and prejudice.

Speaking of pride, check out these pride outfit ideas!

4 different corset styles with different pieces of clothing.

Let me tell you…I found it. But I also found so many others that I think you are going to truly love. So I compiled them all here for you to check out. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your style is a little bit of studying. It can be so much fun! So take a look at the list below to fine-tune your corset style!

What should I wear with a corset?

I love this question because there are so many different answers to it. It all really depends on the vibe that you are going for. I am going to break it down into the 3 main categories:

1. Cottagecore

This one is my personal favorite. If you got your corset with the intention of trying to look like you were from another century, then this is most likely the look that you were going for. Cottagecore is basically a style that surrounds itself around a fairytale look.

I love it because I feel like this style helps you to romanticize your life in ways that normal clothes normally don’t. When I wear my cottagecore outfits, I just want to frolic through a field and pick daisies. I am not even being dramatic. If this is something that speaks to you, then keep reading!

To style a cottagecore corset outfit, you will need a long skirt. This is a must. In fact, you can wear multiple, that way you can tuck the top layer into the corset on one side. This totally give you an old time look. Secondly, you will need a long shirt with balloon sleeves. Combine these with your corset and you are all set to frolic!

2. Sultry Chic

If a sexier look is what you are going for, then this is the style for you! For a sultry chic look, you can wear a lot of darker colors, and tighter clothing. I made sure to include some of these looks below, once you see them you will know what I am talking about. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself is wear something that makes you feel confident and happy.

If this look speaks to you, then go for it!

3. Modern

Lastly, if you are looking for more of a modern look, then I would recommend picking up some skinny jeans, a casual sport coat, and things along those lines. I also included some of these examples below, so make sure to check those out if you are interested!

Blue themed corset styles.

Corset Outfit Ideas

First up, I have a good variety of different ways that people like to style their corsets. I was truly mind-blown when I realized this one piece of clothing had so much potential. I think you are going to feel the same way.

1. Metallic Outfit with Pants and Heals

2. Light Yellow Corset with Bright Pants

3. Navy Blue Set Idea

4. Cute Black Corset Outfit

5. Corset Shirt and White Pants

6. Light Green Corset Top

7. Corset with Turtleneck

8. Corset Over Baggy Button Up

9. Vintage Floral Corset

10. Dress with Corset Addition

11. Light Blue Corset with Jeans

12. Plus Sized Corset Idea

13. Corset Top Over Long Skirt

Classy outfit ideas with different patterned corsets.

Classy Corset Outfit Ideas

For this last list of examples, I wanted to include some of the classiest corset outfit ideas that you will ever see. These are all totally awesome and about as stylish as they could be. If you are planning a trip to NY, you need to check out these New York Summer Outfits. Take a look!

14. Etherial Corset Outfit idea

15. Metallic Corset with Jeans and Blazer

16. White Corset with Plaid Skirt

17. Corset with Linen Pants

18. Corset with Leather Pants

19. Corset on Black Dress Idea

20. Corset with Black Belt

21. Corset with Sweater

22. White Corset Tucked In

23. Little Yellow Corset

24. Blue Corset with Unbuttoned Skirt

25. Corset Over Black Shirt

26. Patterned Corset with Flair Pants

Corset Outfit Ideas: Tips and Tricks for Styling

27. Start with It Loose

If you are a beginner to wearing corsets, I have learned that it is best to start out slowly when it comes to tightening it. I know that it can be tempting to make your waist smaller, but that really shouldn’t be the point of wearing them. It can be very dangerous to go too fast.

28. Build Your Wardrobe Around It

You can slowly build your wardrobe around corsets by seeing which pieces you like best and adding more to your collection!

Corset Outfit Ideas – 29. Add Layers

This is one of my favorite tips if you are going for a cottagecore look. Add more light layers to your skirts and or shirts to make the look feel more elevated.

3 different darker corset looks.

30. Get To Know Your Style

Try out many different styles of corsets to find the one that suits you!

31. Don’t Wear it All Day

Seriously, you don’t want to wear these all day. They can be super painful and restrictive. So make sure you are only wearing them for a few hours at a time.

Corset Outfit Ideas – 32. Try Different Bottoms

See which styles you like by wearing them with jeans, skirts, and more!

33. Collect Different Colors

My collection is already growing and I can’t tell you how excited I am every time I buy one!

34. Find the Right Length

This was a game changer for me. When I first got my corset, I got a longer-framed one. I loved it but I just could not sit down in it because of the way my body was shaped. Then I found some shorter ones online and tried them out; I was hooked!

35. Avoid Them On Hot Days

Again, wearing a corset can be pretty restrictive on your stomach area. Avoid overheating by opting for something else on hotter days.


These are known to have long-term harmful effects on your body. Learn more about there here. Just don’t do it!

Corset Outfit Ideas – 37. Have Fun!

corset outfit ideas.

I really hope you loved this list of the classiest corset outfit ideas, along with all of my expert tips! Well…I wouldn’t call myself an expert per se, but I have definitely learned a lot since getting my corset a few months ago!

If you loved these outfit ideas, then I have so many more things I want to share with you. I think my favorite look with my corset so far included a pair of fishnets. Check out these fishnet outfit ideas!

For me, getting a corset was the best way to bring my style to the next level. I feel like I am in another century when I am frolicking through my fields now. Just make sure you don’t fascinate too tightly! The point of these is to look stylish, not suffocate you!