Here at She Might Be we’re big fans of the mighty harness bra, an item that has burst onto the mainstream plus size style scene in the last couple of years which has the uncanny ability to make any outfit into a great one! There are so many different styles of harnesses and harness bras out there that you’re bound (no pun intended) to find the perfect one for you and vamp outfits up as much as you’d like. I decided I had to try out the transformative powers of the harness bra for myself, and to show how versatile they can be I tried it with one of my go-to, everyday outfits.
I’ve always admired harness bras from afar and I love how they add flair to every outfit I’ve seen them added to. A pencil skirt, bodysuit and belt with an oversized cardigan can be something of a ‘default’ outfit for me but I’m loving what the addition of this harness has brought to it. The straps across the neckline lift this plain BooHoo Plus bodysuit into more of a statement piece. As much as I’m pleased that the harness is adaptable enough to be worn as daywear, I feel like I could swap the boots for heels and ditch the cardigan to head for an evening out too.
This particular harness bra is by Vixen Curves, a lovely brand that make-to-order gorgeous harness bras, cage skirts, chokers and much more. The one I chose is sadly no longer available, but there is currently one very similar for sale here. Now I own one harness bra I think I have the bug as I’m coveting many more strappy items; particularly this beautiful red number and this glorious caged harness skirt.
Harness / Bodysuit / Pencil Skirt / Waist Belt (Similar) / Cardigan (Old Season Primark) / Fishnets / Boots / Sunglasses (Old Season Dorothy Perkins) / Earrings
There are lots of interestingly strappy items on offer from plus size brands at the moment; from dresses and tops with harness style necklines to actual underwear with a couple of extra straps attached to them. Whilst these pieces are great, and I’m absolutely a fan, the bonus with a harness bra like this is that you can wear it under multiple pieces – and over any bra – rather than being limited by having one piece of clothing with the harness sewn into it.
So, how do you feel about harness type bras? Are they something you can see yourself giving a try, or do you already own one and have a styling tip you can share too? Please do let us know in the comments!