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Corsets for Women

Vivienne’s approach to corsetry always touched on the theatrical – playing up to our societal fascination with ‘What’s underneath?’ Adorned with opulent satin, velvet fabrics or tartan motifs, our women's corsets are symbolic of Vivienne’s keen interest in history.
Vivienne Westwood’s designer corsets for women feature heritage styles, revived with contemporary details. First appearing in the Autumn-Winter 1987/88 Harris Tweed collection, the designer Portrait corset for women established Vivienne as the first designer of the 20th century to subvert the historical flat corset structure – which was originally worn by the fashion-forward high society women of 18th century salon culture. Within each collection, luxury corset designs are modernised, often using stretch panels on the side and zip fastenings instead of lacing; a feature that established itself as a signature of the house.