Francesca has been welcoming the re-appearance and renewed popularity of the thigh-high stocking.
But she never thought that the corset would come back into style.
Yes, the corset — both under and over clothing — is making a comeback, and Francesca is not sure how she feels about it.
On one hand, there is no denying that the corset creates a lovely hourglass figure. It can help an Apple fit into a wider variety of styles, accentuate the assets of the well-endowed woman, and create the appearance of well-endowedness for others. It shoes off the hips and the breasts. It is feminine. It is hourglassy. It is the corset!
On the other hand, it is a corset. There are reasons we gave up on these things decades ago. First of all, one must be careful not to lace one too tightly, lest one faint a la Keira Knightly in Pirates of the Caribbean. Second, wearing one every day has severe effects on one’s health; they prevent full breathing capacity and move organs around.
Third, Francesca posits that corsets are coming back into style for the same reasons they were in style to begin with: it is so important in our society to be thin and beautiful and have a specific shape, that we’d rather have that shape than be able to breathe.
And yet . . . they are pretty . . .
What thoughts have you, dear readers?