Suspenders have been in vogue for a while, but the trend has been endorsed by fashion industry players this year.
Fashion magazine Vogue touted the accessory as a wardrobe essential, while high-end Italian label Dsquared2 featured bold metallic suspenders in its 2017 Spring/Summer collection. In recent years, celebrity trendsetters such as pop stars Beyonce and Taylor Swift have been spotted pairing suspenders with jeans or a cropped sweater.
While suspenders are traditionally known as trouser adjusters for men,they make sleek and versatile accessories for both men and women.
Mr Matthew Lai, 28, co-owner of tailoring shop Kay-Jen Dylan, located in Telok Ayer, says: "The pros of wearing suspenders is that your trousers will be kept up the whole day and there won't be any gathered material at the side of the trousers unlike when trouser side adjusters are used."
Also, he adds, because trousers are best worn at the waist, suspenders will help keep them there.
Here are more tips on how to wear suspenders fashionably.
For a casual weekend vibe, pair dark-coloured suspenders with a comfortable cotton shirt, according to JJ Suspenders, a United States-based retailer that specialises in suspenders. The shirt should not be buttoned too high up for it to retain a slouchy feel.
Complete the look with a wide-brim floppy hat in a warm colour like red to liven up the ensemble.
If you're going for a dressier look, pair a skinny tie with suspenders. Fashion website Who What Wear suggests a more androgynous look with slicked-back tresses and a pair of understated low-heeled pumps.
Online retailer Trend Suspenders, which is based in the US, recommends a fitted vest and clip-on patterned suspenders for a more laid-back look.
Stripes and polka dots for patterned suspenders are fun without being overly loud, especially if the suspenders are in conservative colours such as black or navy.
If you are feeling extra snazzy, wear a classy accessory such as a bow tie in the same colour as the suspenders.
Add a hint of sophistication to formal attire by pairing black suspenders with a well-fitted suit, according to the website of American menswear label Articles of Style. The suspenders should be buttoned into the waistline of your pants as clip-on suspenders are more appropriate for informal events.
If the suspenders come with leather clasps, remember to match the colour of the shoes with the ends of the suspenders, as mismatched leather elements look jarring.