The body harness is a stylish, silhouette-defining piece that’s been making cameos on the runway (like at Ann Demeulemeester Spring 2016, could be an uncreepily powerful accessory arsenal) and on and off the red carpet. Azealia Banks recently took the harness look to IRL.
The songstress wore the harness over a monochromatic outfit: geometric bralet and a satin black pants. Rocking the stage for hours with some pretty sick dance choreography she delivered a smashing performance, all that, while wearing the harness with style. She totally nailed the look, go girl!
If you want to follow suit, here are some styling tips to fearlessly wear the harness this season and beyond. By layering a bust-hugging leather piece over a sleeveless tank dress, it gives a casual chic vibe (perfect for daily wear; running errands). Though, if you’re feeling frisky, there’s a detailed geometric harness to bring a minimal backless dress to the next level. You hear that right girl, it’s time to strap yourself in for some harness loving.
5 Ways To Fearlessly Wear The Harness
1) Let Harness Be The Primary Focal Point
The key is to let the harness be the primary focal point. Don’t overwhelm your outfit with lots of accessories and prints. When rocking harnesses, stick with basic outfits that features creative draping and unusual silhouettes.
2) Monochromatic Outfit
Since the harnesses can bring out a strong reaction to a lot of people, neutralize and balance the look with a monochromatic outfit. Colour-match harness to your outfit. If you’re wearing a black harness, pair it with a loose strappy textured black top (like.. a faux snake skin top) for some waist-whittling appeal. It adds a touch of texture while blending into your outfit seamlessly.
3) Layering Up
Harness worn over a dress or leather undercoat are a great antidote to make it more digestible for any occasion.
4) Leg Garter
Pair harness with a leg garter or wear it alongside holster bag for a badass apocalyptic chic look! They’re wonderful at adding just the right amount of sex appeal. Harness garter is always a good idea to add to a minimal outfit.
This is crucial to complete the look. Accessorize the look with a matching (or not) leather cuffs. Wear a statement necklace of choice. Keep it minimal!
Lastly, own the look! But don’t forget to choose a style that is right for you. To accentuate your waist try harnesses that wrap around the waist, or layer bust-hugging harness to accentuate your bust. Which ever way, have fun and experiment!
Are you a fan of harnesses? Let us know how you rock them in a comment below!
Our February Pick:
The Alexis Choker, $45