Olivia Rodrigo Gives the Corset Trend an Edgy Twist With a Velvet Choker
Olivia Rodrigo's edgy style streak continues with her latest appearance. Joining American singer Billy Joel on stage on Aug. 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the singer wore a fun ensemble that perfectly encapsulates her personal style. Designed by Vivienne Westwood, the outfit involved a black velvet corset top that curves to reveal glimpses of her midsection. The garment's boned bodice recalls Victorian-style corsets, although Rodrigo styled it in a contemporary way.
First, she wore a historical lingerie garment as outerwear, then she paired it with a matching velvet choker and a yellow-and-orange tartan plaid skirt. Her sheer hosiery and tall black lace-up boots perfectly rounded out the theme. The 19-year-old star finished with a fuchsia lip and wore her brown waves in a middle bun. Rodrigo performed "Deja Vu" and "Uptown Girl" with Joel, who looked classic in an all-black suit.
This isn't the first time the Gen Z star has worked with Vivienne Westwood or endorsed the corset trend. Back in April, she wowed at the Grammys in a black Vivienne Westwood dress with the outline of a woman's body along the front and back in pink.
Although she occasionally goes for color (see her purple Versace gown at the 2022 Met Gala or hot-pink Versace corset mini for the afterparty), Rodrigo often sticks to a dark palette, like she did on Aug. 2, when she stepped out in a Mirror Palais LBD. She gave the lacy minidress a dark-academia twist by styling it with white crew socks and black loafers.
Ahead, see her latest style statement, and shop similar corset tops.