The red carpet may not be everyone’s invitation to turn up in their most eclectic looks, but when it is, the results are striking. Our latest unexpected style crush is Jennifer Lawrence, whose outfit to the premiere of Mother! at the Toronto Film Festival is making us rethink everything we know about corsets. Gone are the days of stuffy boning and waist-cinching discomfort; here are the days of the lacy corset. Yes, the lacy corset. Jennifer’s black variation included a lace front with pinstripe ribbon.
Jennifer completed her Tim Burton-esque Dolce & Gabbana look with a bejeweled midi skirt — because when she goes big, she goes big.
The corset makes a statement, thanks to its unexpected fabric and shape. With straps and a slightly flared bottom, this piece feels like it’s made its way to the new millennium from the ’90s. And by pairing the corset with a shimmering, jewel-encrusted midi-skirt featuring a mermaid silhouette, it’s safe to say there’s nothing subtle about this look. Shine bright like a diamond, right?
Jennifer’s hair and makeup were understated, as well as her accessories. Her hair was done in a low, messy pony and her makeup was kept rosy-fresh, with her eyes lined in black. By wearing a simple diamond choker, which matched her black stiletto sandals with diamond accents, Jennifer’s outfit cohered on every level.
Next time you’re inspired to wear your sparkles and your lace together, go for it, and remember that you have Jennifer’s approval. We can’t complain about that.