Easy DIY Lace Halter Bustier // Old Hollywood Glamour

diy fashion blog, Lace Bustier Halter DIY - with bow

I love the idea of wearing a bustier on the outside rather than as an undergarment… I suppose Madonna gets all credit for such inspirations but with the added lace halter, it really feels more Old Hollywood Glamour than Like a Virgin. I ended up using a simple black satin bustier I had lying around found at a department store because it will look quite nice with a great pair of high waist pants or a pencil skirt. But the project would be equally great using a vintage bustier, & yet another excuse to go thrift store shopping! {Also note: Halloween is around the corner}


Lace Bustier Halter DIY-materials

* Black Bustier
* Black Lace
* Black Satin Ribbon
* Needle/Thread/Scissors


Lace Bustier Halter DIY - 1

* Line your lace up with your bustier cups… make sure the pretty edge of the lace in on the outside closest to your arms. Decide how much lace you need by measuring or just eyeballing it and make sure to leave a little extra so the panels can overlap in the center.

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* Cut two pieces of lace at least 12″ long to be safe. One for each side.

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* Flip your bustier inside out. Lay your lace in one of the cups at an angle, lining up the pretty edge with the edge of your bustier.

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* Carefully hand-stitch the lace to the inside of your bustier cup, right below the seamed edge… or about 1/4″ down. Don’t let your needle pierce the front of the bustier.

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* It should look something like this lying flat.

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* Try your garment on. Cross one panel of lace over the other and taking your ribbon, mark with a safety pin where your neck is… or, where you want your ribbon to tie. Cut your ribbon extra long to give you the option of tying it in the back or crossing it back around to the front as pictured.

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* Readjust your lace to make sure it’s crossed over neatly and with your needle and thread carefully hand-stitch the edges of your ribbon to your lace. You only need to stitch down the front -or from side to side. In my case, it was about 6 inches.

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* Trim off the extra lace at the top… this is a personal decision. If you want it longer, keep it longer. I cut mine down to about an inch and a half.

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* Stitch your two panels together only at the center, not all the way up {though I suppose you can if you wish}

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* Trim the excess lace in the cups


old hollywood lace bustier diy top
* show with a Leyendecker ballet skirt*

lace halter bustier with bow DIY

See how I wore it : Feel the Beat From the Tambourine


Have Fun!


Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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