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Holy harness, leather body bridles dominated the Spring 2013 runway! Jason Wu, Herve Leger and Versace were just a few of the designers who accented their looks with the restraining accessory. While the trend was a showstopper on the catwalk, fashioning the complicated belt for appropriate street style can be tricky. With these everyday wear harnessing tips, you’re sure to keep the look chic rather than costumey.
Pair the body bridle over classic silhouettes. A sleek, sleeveless blouse tucked into fitted trousers can benefit from the edgy accessory. Your body hugging little black dress becomes instantly new and unique. Use the harness to enhance these types of basic looks.
Use it in place of a belt to cinch a dress. The juxtaposition of the hardcore harness over a slowly feminine dress is brilliant.
Stick to subtle accents. Neutral colors, like blacks, browns, grays and shades of cream, will allow your body bridle to be the center of attention. Multiple flashy pieces are bound to clash, so keep other accessories toned down.