Wednesday, September 29, 2010

What to wear with braces?

Braces are more formal than belts, and so generally go with more formal wear, such as suits and dress skirts. However, that doesn’t exclude them from wearing braces with jeans, shorts, or khaki pants – they all need support!

Instead of describing the different looks, I think it’s better to just show photos of people who know how to wear their braces correctly.




Based on these looks, you can notice the trend of high-waisted pants or skirt, and a fitted shirt. You can also check out this helpful guide.

Discussion time:
  • How about you? What do you wear braces with?
  • Have any photos or links to share?
Note: all photos are used solely for non-commercial use and to illustrate braces in fashion. No plagiarism is intended.

    8 comments:

    1. I always liked braces/suspenders but I never was brave enough to wear them myself. Until two years ago I discovered a pair of men´s pants with vintage striped braces in a second hand shop. I couldn´t resist and had to buy them. It was so exciting when I first wore these pants with the suspenders over a shirt in public and I enjoyed it very much. Since then I regularly wear high waist men´s pants with braces over a simple shirt/blouse and love this classic look. Suspenders have become my favorite accessory. I can´t live without them and fortunately my boyfriend likes to see me in suspenders, too!

      Bianca

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      1. Bianca i can relate to your story 100%. I to become a lover of suspenders the same way you did and my boyfriend loves them to, if there on me or on him. And i would have to agree that they also have become my number 1 accessory and very rarely leave home without them.

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    2. I wear braces with most of my trousers which are high waisted. I have been wearing braces for a number of years now as I much prefer the look and feel. I used to feel very embarressed about wearing braces, but not really sure why. Now I am much less self-conscious about them.

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      1. Hi Bianca,
        Do you wear Y back or X back suspenders? I own a pair of Y back suspenders and the feeling of putting them on is great, especially when you snap them! However, I still haven't overcome the embarassment of wearing them in the public. How do you overcome them? By the way, I'm from Malaysiaand nice to meet you.

        Bernard

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      2. Hi bernard my name is rachael. you should never be embarassed wearing them. should never care what other people think. If you like them then you should wear them. alot of people do and if unsure what to wear them with look at google images for ideas. i work in a office with about 10 other women and about the same for men. everyone of them have worn them to work at least one day a week and they all look great. i would suggest to get over your fear dont wear anything to bright. for example black shoes black shirt or dark grey and black ( maybe with white pin stripe )braces/suspenders. go some where eg. Shopping mall or near alot of business people but not where you might know alot of people. once you start to wear them you will be more confident then let a friend or family member (female) see them on you. ask their opinion. then you should be ok fron there

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      3. @Rachael: Good tip on getting over the nervousness of wearing braces. Wearing braces is like wearing a hat - it's a statement you make to people around you that you dress well. Wearing braces takes confidence. Once you start wearing them it will become more comfortable, and soon after it won't even think about it. Its also a novelty to be the only one in a room wearing braces. So try it out and you will be surprised at the complements you receive!

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    3. Can suspenders be worn with chinos?

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      1. For sure! Suspenders can complement chinos nicely. Check out this article from The Idle Man for ideas - https://theidleman.com/manual/advice/complete-guide-mens-chinos/

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