Leave it to Dua Lipa to not only find a new way to wear the corset, but to reverse the restrictive garment's function entirely.
Formerly, the corset was made to contain and constrain and a woman's body, but now it can be worn as tight or as loose as one pleases and still look stylish. Take, for instance, Dua, whose latest look turned the antiquated concept of a corset on its head for a wear-anywhere outfit.
On Monday morning, the pop star shared one of her signature photo dumps on Instagram, and in between pictures of Italian architecture and historical artworks were snapshots of Dua wearing a loosely-laced strapless bustier that looked almost as comfortable as a T-shirt. The strings of her corset were tied tight on top, but were slackened on the bottom, making it a cinch to sip a cup of espresso while sitting down (as demonstrated in slide 8), as well as to show off one of her most coveted Y2K accessories: a belly button ring (see slide 10).
Dua paired the white top with matching pants that featured a brown suede waistband and coordinating hip-slashes, a dainty necklace, and stacks of silver rings. Her dark hair was worn down in loose waves with a middle part.
"ci vediamo firenze 💋," she wrote in the caption of her post, which translates to "until we meet again."
This marks Dua's third major sartorial moment from the long weekend. She kicked things off in a pair of short shorts that were cut so high, they looked more like underwear than bottoms, and later, the singer-songwriter was shipwrecked-chic in a sheer netted dress that was purposely torn and tattered.