Trend to Try: Harness the Feminine -- Weekday Wanderlust

Lingerie Harness Trend: How To (Harness) the Feminine

Lingerie Harness Trend -- Weekday WanderlustIf you haven’t noticed, harnesses are kind of having a moment. They’re not just for rock climbing and horse-back riding anymore — they’ve been reincarnated as alluring accessories for intimates. Strappy and structured, yet delicate and detail-oriented, the trend harness is a little garment with a lot of personality.

However, the lingerie trend harness can often make a look feel really “tough” or just very suggestive very quickly. Since its roots are in bondage wear and BDSM, a lot of the harnesses hitting the fashion world have been made of tough materials like leather, with thicker straps, heavy geometry, and suggestive shapes. I love that about harnesses, but as they make the transition from innerwear to outerwear, I would love to see softer interpretations as well — harness pieces that add femininity to a look, while still keeping that power balance between softness and hardness in play.

SHOP THE LOOK: LINGERIE HARNESS trend

Mesh Ruffle Harness by Uye Surana
Vegan Strapless Leather Dress  by David Lerner
Camille Ballerina Nappa Calfskin Heel by Repetto
Opaque Over-The-Knee Socks by American Apparel
Glass Stone Drop Earrings by Givenchy
The Lovers Triple Quartz Convertible Body Chain Harness by Uye Surana

In my outfit today, I tried to invert the typical harness trend aesthetic. Here, the floaty mesh of the Ruffle Harness adds a softness to a femme-fatale zipup leather silhouette. Knee high socks and heeled ballet flats round out the juxtaposition of sweetness and seduction. It made me feel part ballerina, but part villain — very Black Swan, but still minimal and wearable.

SHOP THE LOOK: LINGERIE HARNESS TREND

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