Fashion & Beauty

Spotted: Structured Corset Dresses


Actress Bryce Dallas Howard works a corseted dress on the red carpet. Photo courtesy D'Orazio & Associates.

Stylish starlets Bryce Dallas Howard and Eva Mendes have both been snapped at recent red-carpet events wearing gorgeous 1950s-inspired cocktail dresses, and although these frocks are different in several ways, they do share a common element: the structured bodice. This is a super-flattering style that sucks you in and holds you up in all the right places. Needless to say, it’s a trend that translates well to the bridal world. Similar corseted gowns were shown by Reem Acra and Monique Lhuillier at their most recent runway shows. You’re sure to find more swoon-worthy examples in our Fall 2011 Gown Galleries.

Eva Mendes wears a flattering frock. Photo courtesy D'Orazio & Associates.

Reem Acra's "Spellbound" dress. Fall 2011.

The "Tulip" dress by Monique Lhuillier. Fall 2011.

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