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Gwen Stefani channels Alice in Wonderland's The Red Queen with tour fashion

Gwen Stefani wears three custom made corsets by The Blonds on her latest tour.

Gwen Stefani's tour costume designers consider her to be "one of the most inspiring and glamorous women in music and fashion."

The 46-year-old embarked on her What the Truth Feels Like Tour in Boston last week (ends15July16) and wowed fans with a series of stunning corsets by cult brand The Blonds.

Gwen has always had a unique sense of style and in a new interview with Billboard, the duo behind the brand explained the inspiration behind the three custom garments they produced for her.

"The Velvet Rose corset piece was a special request to allow for choreography and her trademark bralette silhouette," they said of a red cropped top style corset with fishnet detailing at the bottom. "It was inspired by the red queen in Alice in Wonderland, a sort of 'painting the roses red' moment except we crystalled them red with Preciosa. Gwen is one of the most inspiring and glamorous women in music and fashion. There is no one like her, she has her own sense of style and we really admire anyone that does what they feel is right for them."

The two other corsets featured in the show include a white 'Blond Rebel' number with a red love heart on the front, which pays homage to the singer's debut solo album, Love.Angel.Music.Baby, while the third is a green camouflage design called The Crystal Camo.

"(It's) like our version of Blond camouflage, completely paved in Preciosa Crystal," the designer's explained.

The collaboration marks the first time Gwen has worn The Blonds, and the pair had the difficult task of adapting their designs to suit the rigors of a high intensity concert.

"It entailed adding stretch to structured pieces, maintaining the embroidered look and placement without anything catching during choreography, along with durability and comfort mainly," they said. "Once that's all nailed down there is an entire team that will maintain these pieces throughout the tour. But quick changes can be very stressful so zippers, snaps and Velcro are a must!"

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