How to Get Over the Black 90s Fashion Corset
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The Black 90’s fashion corset is still a thing, and not just for girls who grew up in the 80s and 90s.
According to research from the fashion consultancy and fashion industry website The Hype Cycle, the corset continues to have an outsized influence on fashion trends.
The Hype cycle looked at trends from 1990s and 2000s to determine what trends were most prevalent in women’s fashion at that time.
They found that, out of all the trends they studied, corsets had the most influence on trends in womens fashion from 1990 to 2017.
When they looked at the top trends, the most popular corset trends were those associated with the black 90s: black, blackface, black women, black men, black-haired, and black-spangled.
The corset was also linked to women wearing short skirts and wearing “turtlenecked dresses” that were shorter and less revealing.
Trends related to women dressing in a more revealing way were also linked in women of color.
“This corset trend was really important for the black-female fashion community and it’s the one that made me really aware of how my appearance affects how my looks are perceived by people,” said Gaby, who is biracial and has been dressing in black for 20 years.
“I’ve never seen so many black women wearing black and I’m so proud of it.”
Gaby, a designer and editor at BlackGirlDesigns.com, said she’s often called a “black woman’s corset,” but she thinks that label doesn’t accurately capture the fact that corsetry is a big part of black culture.
“I think corseting is still one of the most culturally-relevant things black people do,” she said.
“There are so many different ways that black women are doing corseting and I think it’s really important that we talk about it.”
It’s not just black women who have this corset that are doing it, it’s everyone.
When people say, ‘Oh, you wear a black corset,’ they’re talking about the Black female corset.
“Gaby said she was proud of her black-clad wardrobe, and that it made her feel like she was part of a community.
She said the corset made her look “like a badass,” and that she wanted to be part of the movement.
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The Black 90’s fashion corset is still a thing, and not just for girls who grew up in the 80s…