If you’re looking for shape-wear to smooth out your curves for whatever reason, there are a variety of styles and colors to choose from and it all comes down to what you are comfortable wearing and what you feel looks good on you. Some women like a thinner, more contemporary look, while others will tend to favor an open bottom retro corselette with suspenders that their grandmother might have worn. It all comes down to taste and comfort and one is just as good as the other.
Open bottom retro corselette with suspenders:
Open bottom retro corselette with suspenders pictured:
Left: What Katie Did Lulu Red and Black Corselette
Middle: What Katie Did Glamour Shape Wear Vintage Peach Corselette
Right: Stockings and Romance Black Secret Corselette
Work suspenders are not meant to be a fashion item: they are heavy-duty, with wider straps that are more comfortable when worn for long periods. A quality pair of utility suspenders should not stretch out over time, and the grips should not slip, even if your pockets are filled with heavy tools. You may have to pay more for this kind of quality, but it will be worth it in the long run.
Work suspenders for men:
Work suspenders for men pictured: Hold-Up Suspender Co. Holdup Contractor Series 2″ Wide Work Suspenders, Brown Chestnut.
When accessorizing your wardrobe with a set of men’s suspenders, you may want to consider buying a few solid colors for your suits. If you wear mostly dark or grey suits, then black suspenders would be the way to go. If you are more inclined to wear brown and tan colored suits, then of course, a set of brown suspenders would be in order. Matching color with color is an important ingredient when dressing for success.
Suspenders for men:
Suspenders for men pictured: Geoffrey Beene Men’s Vertical Stripe Suspender by Nautica. Color: Khaki/Grey
For the most part, suspenders are considered adult fashion best suited for bankers, accountants and farmers. However, suspenders can also be a nice accessory for children’s wear as well. Given the right opportunity, kids’ suspenders can be worn at weddings, photo opportunities and when a toddler needs to keep their pants up. Of course, gender should be no obstacle but you may want to use blue suspenders for boys and pink ones for girls. Just sayin’!
Blue suspenders pictured: Solid Color Elastic Kid Suspenders by BKL. Color: light blue (Available in 3 Sizes and 11 Colors)
The old adage of “you get what you pay for” applies to everything from cars and cameras, to dress jackets and shoes. Which is why if you’re thinking about buying cheap suspenders in hopes that they will last for a while, you might want to reconsider that thought. If you read the comments on Amazon, you will find that the majority of buyers complain about the cheap fabric, cheap elastic and cheap clasps that break down soon after purchase. Best to stick with a more expensive pair of suspenders that will last long, thus saving you money in the long run.
Suspenders for men:
Suspenders for men pictured: CTM Black Terry ‘Y’ Suspenders