Make This Denim Corset Your Summer Wardrobe Staple
Mark our words: It goes with everything.
PSA: We have a new love—one we’re obsessed with. One that supports us like none other and makes us feel great. Our friends are all huge fans and keep asking us if there’s more where *that* came from. It comes in two different colorways, is made from extremely high-quality denim, and has five perfectly round, logo-emblazoned buttons down the front. Welcome the denim corset from Ukranian womenswear brand The Coat.
Founder Katya Silchenko stumbled upon the idea of this perfectly structured piece one day while trying to wear a jean jacket as pants (more on that in just a minute) and quickly realized that in order for it to be the *ultimate* curve-hugging piece, it would need to be flawlessly executed. Which is how this dreamy piece of clothing came to be constructed from, wait for it...62 pieces. If that stat sparked your interest, keep reading to get more of the backstory. We promise you won’t regret it.
The Coat consumer:
“Women who want to be remembered.”
The idea for the corset came from being experimentative:
“I was playing with different denim items and tried to put the denim jacket on as a bottom of my outfit—the arms of the jacket became my pants, [and] the shoulder seams of the jacket lay on the hips and waist, creating the silhouette of the corset.”
The journey to the final creation of the corset:
“After my experiment with the denim jacket, we created high-waisted jeans with the buttons on the ankles (as a jacket has on the sleeves). Then the experimental studio and I came up with the high-waisted midi skirt, then the mini. Then it was time to cut off all the button parts of the skirt [and] sew a few pieces in tulip form to create an hourglass shape.”
Why 62 pieces?
“To achieve the perfect fit, it was necessary to divide the denim into more pieces and details. Otherwise it would be just a flat piece of denim that doesn't complement any curves or body features.
“The corset consists of the upper part in a shaped form and the lower part that imitates a short skirt. All the parts and small details are doubled with special inner lining. The inner lining is to keep the strong corset shape—this makes it comfortable to wear. And because denim is complicated and has a tendency to wear out easily, we [carefully] process every single part.”
How she styles it:
“My ultimate go-to with the corset is flowing, light dresses [and] slip dresses. A lot of my clients wear denim corsets over coats, and this street-style look seems very stylish, too.”
Stay tuned for more colors:
“I definitely would love to [have a] range of corset colors. I’m convincing my production team to take a risk and come up with new colors. The Coat brand is all about colors, so stay tuned.”
Photos: Courtesy of The Coat
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