Tied up, strapped down, buckled in — Spring 2013 saw many designers look beyond pastels, ruffles, and florals to something a little more, well, S&M. At BCBG, harnesses were strapped over maxi dresses, at Jason Wu they went with leather and lace, and at Hervé Léger they took body con dresses from sexy to risqué. Here's how to try the trend at home without being a total slave to fashion.
This leather harness by Collina Strada not only makes you look like a badass, but features two hidden zip-pull pockets to keep your valuables handy too.
Add some innocence to the leather affair with ASOS' 'Revive' Harness Belt, which takes its cues from childlike fantasies and iconic cartoon superheroes.
Don't think you can pull off a full leather body harness? Wear one on your fingers instead.
Hard meets soft in this chiffon harness dress by UNIF. And though it looks a little villainous, the harness is 100% vegan leather.
Pandora's strappy leather Double Oblong watch is casual, classic and just a tad daring.
Say it with Studs
A silver trim and leather bib add just enough edge without getting too fussy.
Motorcycle or Minimalist
McQueen's killer leather ankle boots instantly convert from statement-making to smooth.
Show just enough skin in this cropped top with cross-body detailing.
A metal plate and dual ankle straps toughen up a pair of classic black heels.
Get to the Point
Cause a scene in this silver spike necklace by Joomi Lim.