So it’s fair to say; no-one needs suspenders (braces) anymore, neither women nor men. So as with most things we own, we use them as a stylish accessory instead of an outfit necessity. To start this I’m going to answer three questions and I think you will all agree with me on these.
Do you need suspenders? – No not at all.
Are suspenders in fashion? – No they’re not.
Will you stand out in them? – Yes absolutely.
In the interest of standing out and being unique I’m going to talk you through why you should be looking to get yourself some suspenders and also some do’s and don’ts when it comes to wearing them.
Firstly they are definitely not for everyone so I would advise trying them on and seeing how comfortable you feel in them. The main thing here is confidence, you need to quite sure in yourself to be able to pull off your suit jacket and attract all those eyes over to what you’re wearing.
Do’s & Don’ts
When wearing suspenders with a suit, always wear wide suspenders, thin suspenders look silly with a suits (unless it’s a skinny fit suit) and should only be used with casual outfits. Stick to thick!
Choose one or the other – either wear a belt or suspenders, never both at the same time. It’s one of those fashion suicide things.
Check your trousers, some trousers have buttons on the side of the waist for suspenders to be attached to, others don’t have this so you will need to buy clip on suspenders in order to clip them onto your waist.
When initially starting to wear suspenders choose neutral colours that go with everything, such as black or grey. Once you’re comfortable then move onto the browns and reds.
MOSS 1851 clip-on braces
MOSS 1851 clip-on 2 in 1 braces
NEXT Black Braces
NEXT Grey Puppytooth Braces
M&S Self Cross Checked Adjustable Braces
M&S Adjustable Braces
JOHN LEWIS Narrow Braces, Black
These stylish and quirky braces from John Lewis feature an interesting polka-dot print which is sure to jazz up any suit. The braces also feature metal clips and adjustable straps.
John Lewis Men Spot Patterned Braces