If 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