A Woman’s Guide to Suspenders

Rock stars, top models and Hollywood A-listers are keeping suspenders on women’s must-have fashion accessory lists. Because they’re so versatile, suspenders are dressing up party fashions, work apparel and weekend jeans and plain white T-shirts. For women with tight budgets, suspenders are also proving to be one of the more economical ways to add new flair to last year’s and even older clothes. SuspenderStore has been outfitting women around the world in classic and contemporary unisex suspender looks since 1999. While some women love to wear 1-inch wide suspenders, others prefer thinner 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch widths to fit smaller female frames. Skinny suspenders are the favorite of women who like vintage looks, too. What’s Your Style? Choosing X-style or Y-style suspenders is simply a matter of taste, although X-style suspenders offer a bit more support because they are spaced wider apart in back. Choose favorite elastic suspenders with good-looking metal clips, or go for the button suspender look with suspenders that include subtle leather accents. If your pants don’t have buttons at the waist, we have sew-on and no-sew buttons. Elastic isn’t your only option. Consider classic grosgrain or elegant silk suspenders. Choose solid colors or patterns in suspenders. We have solid-color basics, neon colors and glitter suspenders. Popular patterns include polka dots, plaids, animal prints and bold geometric designs. Suspender Trends Versatile suspenders are showing up at more parties, workplaces and fashion runways. Women on tight budgets are using affordably priced suspenders to add a new look to last year’s or older apparel. Neon or glitter suspenders are becoming the go-to choice for invitations to parties without dress codes that promise to be not too laid back, but not too dressed up, either. While skinny widths in solid-color or patterned suspenders can help achieve a vintage looks, they’re also being worn off the shoulders, dangling from the clip over skinny jeans and plain or logo T-shirts. More women are shopping seasonally, too. Instead of one solid-color pair of suspenders, they’re buying subtle colors for fall, bold for winter, softer colors for spring and summer and suspenders in bright reds or green to dress up for the holidays. While suspenders and matching bowties are a fashionable look for men and women, a button-up shirt is not required. Top fashion models have been foregoing necklaces to wear a bow tie around the neck over scoop-neck tanks or long-sleeve dressy knit shirts with boat-neck or V necklines. Plaid and novelty suspenders are also showing up in more offices as a way to stand out as someone innovative, original and fun.
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