Women Wednesday: How to Wear Suspenders

February 24, 2010

I am not entirely sure where to find suspenders. I find that when fashion decides something is not in style for women, it is absolutely extinct from the world. That’s why vintage stores are so great. I was lucky enough to find my suspenders in a male relatives’ closet. Other than vintage or relatives, any classic men’s store may have them hidden away in the back room.

How to wear Suspenders:

  1. The ideal and classic way to wear suspenders is with button holes, yet this would require investing in a pair of suspender-able pants which may not be practical for a work wardrobe. The next best thing is clip-ons and although this can look slightly tacky, I will forgive the lack of sartorial edge since well, I am not wearing it myself.
  2. The whole point of wearing suspenders is a replacement for a belt; a way to keep you pants up. In this case, wear the suspenders with a loose and wide leg pair of classic wool trousers.
  3. As for the top, wear a tight fitting collared shirt to show the femininity of the outfit. Here I have on a tuxedo inspired shirt, but any shirt will work.
  4. Finally, spice it up with pearls, large earrings, stilettos, or bright lipstick for an androgenised look.

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3 Responses to “Women Wednesday: How to Wear Suspenders”

  1. Juliette Says:

    Indeed, suspenders look best when worn with a simple classic outfit. A cute pair of clip-on suspenders in the office looks perfect. Suspenders are stylish and underline the femininity. And they also hold loose classic trousers more comfortably than a belt. Suspenders are ideal for a woman´s professional outfit and I love wearing them.

  2. rachael Says:

    I love wearing suspenders. i have a good collection and wear them with almost anything. i work in a office so that corporate style is a must. i do prefer to wear wide leg pants so i wear the same as you have on in the photo and love it. there are so many women where i work that choose this style. my best outfit is white fitted tuxedo shirt with light ruffles down the front and some bling with cufflinks paired with black high waisted and wide leg pants that have a self stripe than add a pair of 2cm wide black satin suspenders with leather button on tabs and always a pair of stylish heels. i always get great comments in this outfit. keep wearing yours as you look great. they really suit you.

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