We’re not gonna lie: When a trend is started by the Kardashians, we tend to be a bit wary of hopping on it—especially when said trend seems like it could possibly be a safety hazard. Unless you’ve been asleep for the past few years, I’m sure you know I'm talking about the Kardashian sisters' once-obsession, those ultra-cinching, waist-training corsets (which blew up on their Instagram accounts thanks to promotional posts, of course).
Now that social media’s obsession with this strange, probably not-too-safe “favorite” of the sisters has faded, it seems like more fashionable versions (aka ones you can actually breathe in) have begun popping up everywhere. The corset belt ruled the spring 2017 runways and is shaping up to be the biggest street style trend of the season. With iterations of it making its way to the catwalks of Loewe, Isabel Marant, Balmain, and more (and the recent fall 2017 runways), it’s safe to say that this trend isn’t going anywhere. And, to be honest, we’re okay with it. We love how easily and effortlessly the belts can take any old look to an entirely new leve and flatter any body type.
We rounded up 12 of our current must-haves of the season, which feature everything from laces and buckles to Obi-style wraps. Need to add shape to an oversized button-down? Looking to breathe some new life into that old sundress you can’t let go of? Either way, this trend has those outfit-transforming powers covered.
Click through the gallery below to check out our spring favorites—no trip to the lingerie section necessary.
Urban Outfitters, Coco Corset Belt, $29, available at Urban Outfitters, $29, available at Urban Outfitters.
Frolov, Knit Chain Corset, $285, available at Opening Ceremony.
Finery, Busby Fabric Corset Belt, $49, available at Finery.
ASOS, Extra Wide Lace Up Corset Belt, $23, available at ASOS.
Isabel Marant, Leni Printed Cotton And Linen-Blend Waist Belt, $345, available at Net-A-Porter.
Topshop, PU Double Buckle Corset Belt, $38, available at Topshop.
Forever 21, Grommet Garter Corset, $28, available at Forever 21.
BCBG, Fringe Contour Waist Belt, $98, available at BCBGMAXAZRIA.
Zara, Wide Belt With Bow, $25.90, available at Zara.
Byron Lars, Lina Corset Belt, $348, available at Anthropologie.
Tibi, Raw Denim Corset, $295, available at Tibi.
IRO, Sims Belt, $303, available at Forward By Elyse Walker.