Celebrities Wearing Suspenders (who, what, why)

Celebrities embrace suspenders for 2015 Suspender-wearing celebrity sightings are becoming the hot fashion topic in 2015, just a short time into the New Year. Classic suspenders are dressing up fashion runways, television specials and Broadway plays. Singer Miley Cyrus attracted headlines for wearing studded suspenders with a sheer top and trendy black cigarette pants for the February television special celebrating the 40th anniversary of America's iconic comedy show "Saturday Night Live." Sleek shirt suspenders were on display by actors in designer suits walking the red carpet at this year's Golden Globes award show. At a pre-Golden Globes party in Hollywood, hip-hop model Amber Rose was reported to be wearing a suspender-inspired dud over her dress. Broadway's award-winning play "Newsies" is touring the country this year with its celebrated song and dance routines featuring young actors performing in old-fashioned white shirts and suspenders. These are the costumes worn in the original Disney movie of the same name. Classic shirt suspenders in solids and stripes that were an iconic look for newscasters and TV talk show hosts like Larry King have become go-to accessories for top entertainers in recent years. Except, these suspenders are worn more for fun than for their original purpose as an alternative to belts in keeping one's pants in place. Music superstars Beyonce´ and Rihanna love their suspenders. Beyonce´ has been photographed wearing hers with jeans. Rihanna laced suspenders over the bottoms and under the top of a bikini bathing suit for one music video.Ashton Kutcher Actor John Lithgow reportedly wears colorful suspenders with suits. Actor Ashton Kutcher has been photographed wearing plain suspenders with faded jeans. Actor Cameron Diaz was once photographed wearing white suspenders over a white top with white jeans and steep high heels. When Academy Award-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died in 2014, fans wore rainbow-striped suspenders to remember the colorful suspenders Williams wore when he starred in the late 1970s sitcom "Mork & Mindy." Suspenders have a long fashion history dating back to when strips of ribbons were worn in France to secure one's pants, according to Time magazine. Benjamin Franklin reportedly wore them in a very young United States. Even America's beloved writer Mark Twain got in on the action by receiving one of the first U.S. patents for suspenders in 1871, according to Time. Clip suspenders were introduced in the late 1800s as an alternative to suspenders attached with buttons.

Michael Douglas as Gordon Greco

Actor Michael Douglas won an Academy Award for his portrayal of the unscrupulous suspenders-wearing character Gordon Gekko in the 1987 movie "Wall Street." Actress Sarah Jessica Parker often turned to suspenders as accessories for her role in the Emmy Award-winning HBO series "Sex and the City." Golden Globe Award-winning actor Jon Hamm was still wearing suspenders in 2015 in his long-running role as a dapper ad executive on the hit television series "Mad Men." Suspenders have been worn by actor Daniel Craig playing James Bond and by actor Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor Who. Actor Leonardo DiCaprio wore suspenders in his starring roles as a poor man for the Academy Award-winning movie "Titanic" and as a wealthy man for the more recent "The Great Gatsby."

Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor in the series Dr. Who

  The SuspenderStore can claim its share of fame, too, with its classic and contemporary suspenders making appearances on television and Broadway. America's favorite suspender store has been featured in publications ranging from the Wall Street Journal to People magazine.

Actress Eve Hewson in SuspenderStore's Tres Chic suspenders in the August 2015 issue of Town & Country magazine.

The SuspenderStore has been introducing new styles each year since the family-owned company opened in 1999. For the latest looks in suspenders trending for 2015, visit SuspenderStore.com.
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