Chains, harnesses, straps and zips – ooh, la la!

I continue to be in love with fashion trends that derive from the gothic and fetish subcultures.

Chains and lace-up detailing on leggings, pants, tops etc is still big, as is the harness phenomenon with buckles and straps. There’s just something about the peekaboo of skin glimpsed beneath lacing, or the whiff of bondage to add edge to an outfit.

Here are some of my faves.

Harness from Degenerotika, at Not Just A Label

These “Silver Liquid Cage” chain leggings from Black Milk, are just sex on legs
For those who love the khaki military trend, there are fab lace-up booties from Make Me Chic
(though I prefer the style in black, natch!)
Maybe I shouldn’t condone knockoffs, but here’s a great Balmain biker jacket copy with chain detailed power shoulder from Teamstargazer on ebay, or huiyi607 on ioffer
Of course, don’t wear them all at once, or you’ll look like one of the Village People!


  1. That first harness/shoulder set is SO HOT. OMG

  2. I know! Pity it's over $500 AUD!

  3. I agree — the first harness is to-die-for. I totally would condone a knock off of that.

  4. Hahahahaa Siouxsie – well said!! Wish I was talented enough to DIY it…

  5. The very first harness top is TO DIE FOR! That is totally going on my lust list with those killer shoulders. Thanks for pointing me in that direction. 🙂

  6. It really does make you think about blowing your budget, doesn't it? And thank you so much for popping in, lovely to see you here SKM 🙂


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