Here’s How to Actually Wear a Bustier, Pretty Much Anywhere

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One of the most frequently referenced celebrity looks is Selena Quintanilla’s signature bustier. She’d wear bedazzled ones and strappy ones; she’d wear them with flared pants and with cowboy boots.

Every single one was iconic. And for years it’s been replicated by celebrities like Cardi B, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj. Offstage (or off the red carpet), though, it has remained a pretty puzzling garment, one that doesn’t easily translate to everyday wear. It’s time to embrace bustiers, even if you’re not performing a sold-out concert.

According to Google, people are, at the very least, intrigued by bustiers. The term gets about 60,000 searches a month, and interest has remained steady over time. Once you commit, the question becomes: How do you wear a bustier? Do you go down the suit route or embrace its femininity by styling it with a pair of oversize trousers and nothing else?