Ever since Netflix released Bridgerton, the Regency-era drama has not only kept us glued to the TV — in its first month on Netflix, the show reached 82 million viewers — but its clothing has also seeped into our wardrobes. In the four weeks following its release alone, search for corsets on global shopping platform Lyst increased by 123%. During Fashion Month in February, taut bodices were shown on the fall ’21 runways of Markarian, KNWLS, Prabal Gurung, and more. When Billie Eilish appeared on the June cover of British Vogue in a bevy of custom corsets by Gucci, Burberry, Mugler, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and more, search for the constricting lingerie item went up 74% in the span of just two days, according to Lyst.
Eilish wasn’t the only celebrity spotted wearing the trend. Miley Cyrus wore a Schiaparelli corset while hosting SNL in May, followed by Katy Perry, who wore a white Maticevski suit with a black corset while filming American Idol. At the BRITs, Dua Lipa stunned in a Vivienne Westwood corseted dress; at the MTV Movies & TV Awards, Yara Shahidi paired an Erdem bodice with an Adidas tracksuit; and Olivia Rodrigo wore a plaid Vivienne Westwood corset during her own SNL performance.