Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Braces in advertising

Have you noticed braces and suspenders popping up in ads more recently? They are definitely a trend for 2011 and advertisers are using them in various products - from fragrance to boots to clothing. Here's some examples:

Kiera Knightly for Chanel Mademoiselle
Kodak Boots

Here's some ads from a few years ago...

Braces have also been the center of advertising for many years. Shirley President Suspenders, Paris Suspenders, Hickok Suspenders, and Bulldog Suspenders were prominent companies that advertised back in the day. Here's a samples of historical suspender ads. Note that the advertisements even show women wearing braces and suspenders.

And a number of international ads:

This is not a complete list of ads with braces in them, but this should give you a good picture - keep an eye out for them!

Note: all photos are used solely for non-commercial use and to illustrate braces in fashion. No plagiarism is intended.