They’re not bras, but they’re not corsets. They’re bustiers! Bustiers have been supporting pop music’s biggest divas for years now and we’re going to celebrate 10 of the best bustiers of all time: it’s the Best-iers!
So what exactly makes a bustier a bustier? Wikipedia defines a bustier as a piece of lingerie whose ”primary purpose is to push up the bust by tightening against the upper midriff and forcing the breasts up, while gently shaping the waist.” Got that? It’s basically a bra with a bit of a gentle corset built underneath.
So what exactly makes a bustier a Best-ier? Well, the 10 bustiers on our list were all rocked on stage or off by an important pop diva. Ever since Madonna sported bustiers as tops in the 1980s, they’ve been a major fashion staple in any pop singer’s wardrobe. The key to pulling off a bustier is making sure it’s fashion forward, figure flattering and acting as though you’re completely comfortable wearing underwear as outerwear.
Is Rihanna‘s glitter bustier more impressive than Britney Spears‘s lace one in her “Work B**ch” music video? Is Janet Jackson‘s Superbowl ensemble more iconic than Madge’s tipple tassels? You’ll just have to click through our gallery to find out…
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