Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brace Colors and Patterns

Braces come in all different colors and patterns. There are solids, strips, pastels, slogans, and even hand-sewn patterns. The countless colors and patterns are by far the main reason braces offer a fresh and interesting twist to any wardrobe.

When wearing a business suit, braces share the same vertical plane as the tie. As such, they should be coordinated (but not necessarily match) the tie. Solid braces are easier to coordinate than striped or pastels. Choose a blue or red colored tie and then pair it with blue or red braces. The shades don’t need to match exactly, in fact, they may complement the look more when they are slightly different.
These pants braces coordinate with his tie, and pants
Novice brace wearers generally try to avoid being noticed. As such, white colored braces are prevalent. But why not be proud of your braces and that your pants are comfortably in position? Break out of the white mold and try some more daring colors, like blue or red!

If you are very ambitious, go for rainbow color suspenders such as these:

Stacy London, fashion expert and co-host of TLC's “What Not to Wear", suited up her father with red, showgirl braces for a valentines day date. Check out the video from the 4:15-4:49 minute mark.

Here’s some examples of color with braces:

Suspenders can turn a good outfit into a great outfit. For example...

Discussion time:
  • What’s your favorite brace color/pattern?
Note: all photos are used solely for non-commercial use and to illustrate braces in fashion. No plagiarism is intended.


  1. I like any colour but have a liking for striped braces!! I have just ordered some pretty 1940s button on ones in maroon and khaki stripes. I can't wait to try them on !!! I also like polka dots but have one pair in red and white. I would love some navy/white polka dot ones!!

  2. The blonde beauty with the red braces is that Michelle Hunziker? Where did you find the picture?



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