In the age-old suspenders vs. belt debate, there’s a common question that often comes up when people consider switching from belts to suspenders. Why do people wear suspenders? Good question. We know from experience that there’s a whole bunch of reasons for wearing suspenders and we’re happy to share some of them with you.
A Comfortable Alternative to Belts
When it comes keeping pants securely in place, most people use belts because that’s what they’ve always worn. Yet a belt is not the ideal solution for everyone. Let’s face it. Belts can sometimes be uncomfortable due to their lack of flexibility, and that may be a problem for some. Fortunately, suspenders are a great alternative clothing accessory that can make a big difference in comfort for the average wearer.
Just think how much more comfortable it is to wear flexible fabric straps over your shoulders. You no longer have squeeze a belt around your waist in the morning just to step out all day to adjust it to meet your comfort level. Adjusting suspender straps is easy to do and you can breathe normally.
They Can Be Worn by Everybody
Suspenders are made for everybody, and by that, we mean toddlers, children, teens and adults. And yes, girls and ladies can wear them and look just as good as boys and men. There are no fashion barriers when choosing your suspenders. Their easy-to-wear design makes them one of the most versatile and useful accessories you can own.
Create a Unique Fashion Statement
Contemporary suspenders are no longer just for holding up pants. These days, it’s popular to wear them as a bona fide fashion accessory. So, you can choose to wear one or more pairs of suspenders simply because you like the idea that they can help you create a unique look to get you noticed whenever you’re out and about. They can be worn with casual pants, shirts, tops and sweaters to create a chic or rustic, laidback look. Alternatively, you can pair them with your finest suit or formal fashion separates for work or special occasions. Suspenders can add authenticity to a throw-back outfit or give your contemporary hipster outfit added appeal.
Has anyone ever told you to stop slouching or walk with your shoulders up? Even if you correct your posture, it’s common to fall back into old habits. Good posture can help keep your spine from curving and it also makes you appear taller. Since suspenders include straps that are secured to your waist, they intuitively help with posture. You’re more likely to hold your torso straighter just so your suspenders look their best, and that’s a good thing.
Colors and Patterns Galore
Unlike belts, suspenders offer numerous fashion options including a wide range of colors and patterns. You can literally wear a different style suspender every day of the week if you choose.
Wide Range of Suspender Material Choices
Suspenders are constructed of several different types of fabric and materials, giving you more options for fashion style. You may decide to go with standard fabrics or something fancier such as satin. Leather and rugged extra-strong suspenders are also available in multiple styles.