Yes or No: Is the Harness a Legit Accessory?

The fashion community rarely shies away from making a bold statement, which is why we’re not surprised to see the subject of today’s slideshow—the harness—infiltrating the street style scene. Though the edgy accessory may seem too risqué for most, the ladies below illustrate how to make it feel modern and mainstream. Scroll down to check out their looks, and if you feel inspired, shop our picks!

Shiona Turini pairs hers with a leather jacket and culottes.

Miroslava Duma goes for an unexpected pairing by layering a tan harness over a floral midi dress.

When in doubt, wear it over a plain white tee!



Add major interest to a closet staple by teaming it up with an intricate leather harness.


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Elena Perminova transforms her peasant dress into an instant evening look by accessorizing with a grommet-embellished harness, fishnet tights, and knee-high boots.

Come fall, we'll be wearing our harness just like Margaret Zhang.

If you're uneasy about the idea of a harness, opt for a simplistic iteration, like Miroslava Duma's.

White-on-white never looked so cool!

Zana Bayne Aphrodite Harness Bra ($65)

What do you think of the harness as an accessory? Would you wear it? Tell us in the comments!