MILAN, Sep 30, 2009 / FW/ — Oversized belts are the new corsets, declared Mariella Burani on her Spring 2010 collection that featured belts spanning the middle torso and seen on suits and dresses.

Mariella Burani Spring 2010

There is a certain medieval quality in the collection, as if the damsel in distress has turned warrior princess. Transported into the 21st century, she is the tweeting and blogging metro girl in her retro charming lace dresses and giant polka dot skirts.