Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Women and Suspenders

When did women start wearing suspenders? That is a fair question, considering that more and more women are wearing suspenders and braces nowadays.

You may be surprised to find out that women have been wearing braces for as long as they have been wearing  pants - dating back to the early 1900s. A November 3, 1913 article from the New York Times states...

This trend has come and gone through the generations. During the 1940s and 1950s, braces were very popular.

College Fall Fashion, 1941
College Fall fashion, 1950

Ginger Rogers

Women generally wear braces for two reasons:
  1. The pants/skirt comes with braces already attached and so they are worn them with the outfit.
  2. Suspenders are attached by them to be fashionable.
Therefore, do not think that braces are only for men. Women enjoy wearing braces just as much as men.
Discussion time:
  • As a women, do you wear braces? Have you worn braces in the past?
  • What do you wear with braces? Do you stay within menswear or branch out?
    Note: all photos are used solely for non-commercial use and to illustrate braces in fashion. No plagiarism is intended.