Victorian Influence

2017-08-13

If you had the ability to travel back in time, what era in history would you visit?  The Victorian era is one of my favorite time periods.   The elaborate gowns and the intricate details of the accessories have always intrigued me.  If you are a fashion history buff like me, for your next formal affair, why not borrow from yesteryear with Victorian inspired accessories?  Chicastic’s Sequined Antique Cocktail Clutch is the ultimate vintage inspired accessory.  This antique inspired clutch features a gold sequined fabrication outlined by an intricate silver filigree pattern and a top closure clasp.  This unique clutch also comes equipped with two interchangeable silver chain straps, one long, one short, allowing you the option of wearing this clutch as a shoulder bag or dangling from your wrist.  Pair this clutch with a Grecian maxi dress, gold stilettos and pearl earrings for a gilded goddess look.  Dial  up the drama by draping Chicastic’s Chiffon Scarf around your shoulders.  The Sequined Antique Cocktail Clutch is available in a wide variety of colors at Chicastic’s online boutique.  To see other vintage inspired accessory options, visit Chicastic.com.

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Corsets for your valentine

Corsets are a hot vintage item and suit the upcoming Valentine’s Day season. Vintage is totally in right now, whether you’re rocking a truly vintage find or an inspired piece. No matter what the era, nostalgia always has a romantic flare to it and corsets are no exception. They can be flirty or feisty depending on how you wear them, and will suit just about anyone now that the most romantic holiday of the year is upon us.

Corsets are more versatile than most people may give them credit for. Depending on the type of corset, color, fabric, and even what it is worn with, this vintage item can be worn in so many ways and can be manipulated to meet any Valentine’s Day agenda. What initially comes to mind are outfits that may consist of nothing but a corset, and this of course is a great gift if you are planning on a special night of alone time with your Valentine. There’s a cut and color for every personality; there are dainty, light colored or floral print corsets for a fun and flirty date or there are more bold pieces featuring deep, sultry colors and lots of lace. But don’t go thinking that corsets are only to be worn behind closed doors. These classic romantic pieces can be worn with slimming jeans if your girl is more of a rocker chick, or can be worn over a long-sleeved shirt or even a basic tee for a more casual and comfortable look.

And corsets don’t just belong to the fashion territory of yesteryear. As certain vintage pieces re-enter the fashion scene, their initial styles are also reinterpreted to appeal to a more modern audience. While having a classic piece is always great, the look doesn’t suit everyone and perhaps doesn’t match everyone’s tastes. If you’re shopping for a more modern girl, there are modern options. A simpler, sleeker corset in perhaps leather, faux leather or other smooth material may be more her style, mixing classic with contemporary. These old-fashioned pieces can also be paired with a fitted blazer and slimming pant for a more modern feel, and are perfect for a date night to boot!

The possibilities are endless. Just like any fashion piece or accessory, there is bound to be one in style for just about everyone. No matter what her style or personal preference, the corset remains a romantic fashion icon, and makes the perfect gift for the passionate holiday season. Chicastic has a ton of beautiful corsets, so get her measurements and find her a lovely corset for Valentine’s day.

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Corsets can help to give you shape and define your waistline. However, they are useless if they are not the right size to fit your body. This video will show you how to measure yourself for a Chicastic corset.

How to put on a corset?

Corsets are one of the sexiest pieces a woman can have in her wardrobe. Suitable to wear in public and in private, corsets help to shape your body and boost your confidence. They can be tricky to put on if you are unfamiliar with how they work. This video will show you how to properly put on a Chicastic corset.

Vintage Style Corset

“The corset has also much to do with the figure. A good corset can make an unseemly figure look quite pleasant to the eye… All the different shaped corsets, adapted to various figures, are made in a variety of materials.” – Godey’s Lady’s Book, September 1889.

A corset can truly enhance a woman’s figure, and make it look attractive and a woman feel more confident about the way she looks and presents herself. Corsets can be worn underneath dresses for a nice hourglass shape, worn inside a jacket for a sexy but still not so-revealing look, or worn in the privacy of your bedroom to spice things up.

Vintage Style Brocade Corset This vintage style brocade corset is a perfect ode to the Victorian Fashion Era. Comes with two way lacing to adjust as per your needs. Corset if worn right, can really help do wonders to your figure.  Buy one for yourself now at Chicastic!