Style Guide: Suspenders for Women

12031_CONNIE_114Get excited! Women’s suspenders are making a powerful comeback. Suspenders can actually be a pretty versatile accessory for day and night looks. If you’re just starting to explore a new found appreciation for this classic look, here are a few ideas to help you out. Color Contrast For a classic, formal look pair suspenders in a solid, dark color like black or navy with a white button up shirt or blouse. The contrast of colors will allow the suspenders to standout against the brightness of the white. This is a clean cut formal look that can work well with dark dress pants, and works especially well when the pants and the suspenders are the same shade. The color contrast approach also works well with casual t-shirts and pants for an easy going, relaxed look. Pairing With Skirts Suspenders can be worn with skirts of all lengths and styles. To ground a light, flowy look wear your suspenders with a maxi skirt. For a strong, edgy look, pair them with a pencil skirt and a button up shirt. A-line skirts and flared skirts look great with suspenders, especially when paired with fitted long-sleeve shirts.

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Wear Them With Denim Add a little extra flair and dimension to a jeans and t-shirt combo with a pair of matte suspenders in a solid color. On days that you feel particularly daring, experiment with suspenders that feature prints and graphics like animal print, geometric patterns and polka dots. Dress up a High Waist Whether it’s high waisted pants, jeans, shorts or skirts, each of these items can be dressed up with a pair of cute suspenders. This combination is especially great for women who are looking to emphasize their bust in a stylish and sophisticated way. For a more casual look try any version of this combo with your favorite t-shirt. A more formal look can be achieved with the addition of a blouse or a starched button up. Finally, for something in between try a fitted shirt with a high-collar.   Save Save Save
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