Polarizing trend alert! Mieux & Mieux readers, meet the fashion knee brace.
Surprised? I was too. While this may come as a shock, the fashion knee brace is kind of a thing. With runways skewing more provocatively than ever with recent body harnesses trend however, perhaps this isn’t so hard to believe. Personally, though, I’m torn. Is it lingerie? Is it outerwear? Is it an accessory? Is it even cute? I’m not quite sure–and that tends to bother me.
Lingerie-inspired fashion has a soft spot in many a woman’s (and a man’s!) heart, and admittedly the badass, dark styling and inherent awkwardness of a leg brace tempers the blatant sex appeal. It’s that kind of weird and creepy Lady GaGa brand of S&M style that somehow still juuuust qualifies as fashion. An acquired taste for certain, but definitely a look that edgy fashionistas could rock. If you’re dying to get your hands (knees?) on one of these pieces, Fox and Owl seems to be the authority in fashion braces. Of course, if you’re cheap and crafty, there’s a do-it-yourself tutorial for everything these days!
How do you feel about the fashion knee brace? Would you wear one? Is this trend hot or not?
Liza, Editorial Director