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Kpop Fashion Trend: Harnesses

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For the past few months (and years), K-pop idols have been increasingly wearing harnesses for performances. They come in so many styles that when all members in a group wear them, they look coordinated without being dressed exactly the same. The first major appearances have been spotted in 2012 and spiked in popularity in 2013 and is still continuing this year. Here are some more Kpop idols wearing them:
EXO
Miss A
INFINITE
f(x)
SNSD's Hyoyeon

Harnesses, for practical purposes, are used for security whether it's for rock-climbing, bungee-jumping, or keeping your child from running away. In the K-pop scene however, it seems to only serve the purpose of aesthetics. The only thing I can think of where harnesses can be useful as a performer is to keep an idol's loose top from flying off, like f(x)'s Sulli in Rum Pum Pum Pum. 

Even Korean fashion designers like Kwak Hyun Joo have harness-inspired designs, as can be seen in her S/S 2014 collection


What do you think of this trend? If you want to imitate your idols and get the look, you can check out a pretty nice (but expensive) collection of harnesses at Zana Bayne. For more affordable options, you can check out Free People or Etsy.

Look at how fashionable these ducks are

Shelley *✲゚*。✧٩(・ิᴗ・ิ๑)۶*✲゚*。✧

Image Credits: SMent, NGM, KBS, wonderfulgeneration, [email protected], Newsen, [email protected], tomimito, backyardchickens

Also See:
Kpop Fashion Trend Fall 2013: Plaid
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