Well hello again! Glad you’re here…talking How to elegantly style a harness belt. Do you shy away from harness belts? Then, read on…
Harness belts are fashion statement adornments that serve as a silhouette accentuating accessory, and when worn appropriately, adds a provocative touch of edgy chic vibe. A Harness belt, when done well, evokes an alluring air of command, control, and toughness by balancing an ultra feminine look with a hint of toughness. Additionally, it adds that extra oomph that takes your outfit up a notch. See my previous post here. Therefore, I’m addressing How to elegantly style a harness belt.
I know…you may not agree, but allow me to make my case. I do understand the image and thought a harness evokes…a feeling of dread to some as it is associated with goth, S&M, Steampunk, and the likes. However, who says that cannot be channeled as a sartorial elegance. Because they make a statement all their own, they are perfect for adding interest to any look.
How to elegantly style a harness belt
Appropriately though, harness belts are making a comeback…will you be donning them? Here are some reasons why I am making the case for harness belt . First, as I mentioned above, they are silhouette enhancing accessories that help accentuate your look. Secondly, they add dimension and depth to any look. Thirdly, when layered over clothing, they serve as a point of interest, and add an interesting vibe to an otherwise basic look. Finally, I just think they are cool, provocative, and intriguing.
That being said, I took this dress, previously styled here, and upped the ante and styled it up a notch by adding this harness belt, OTK boots and a leather jacket. Of note though, I accentuated my waistline using a studded belt in the same color tone as the dress. Which look do you prefer?
So all that being said, how do you style a harness belt without looking too brut or rough around the edges…assuming that’s not the look you are going for?
Tips for how to style a harness belt and look chic
- Layer over a basic tee to add interest to an otherwise plain look.
- add definition and structure to a loose fitting dress
- opt for a fitted dress, and layer with this harness to accentuate your figure even further.
- On the other hand, style an elasticized harness underneath your clothing peaking out over your décolletage for a subtle hint of edge. Like this dress or top.
- Style over a sweater dress, like this for an unexpected edge. Try this as well.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you next week. Ciao!!
What a great look!