Lapel Flowers: Great for Prom Season

Prom season has arrived, which means teens across the country are searching far and wide for the latest fashions to dazzle their friends and family members on prom night.

Believe it or not, however, one fashion accessory offers a timeless look and feel yet makes a distinct impression during a prom celebration – the lapel flower.

There are many reasons to explore a variety of lapel flowers for your prom outfit, including:

1. Lapel flowers bring a touch of color to any outfit


Lapel flowers serve prom-goers well by allowing them to add a touch of color to any outfit quickly and easily.

With lapel flowers, even a gentleman wearing an all-white or all-black tuxedo or a lady who is dressed to impress in a glamorous green prom dress can further enhance their appearance. Plus, lapel flowers are available in many different colors, ensuring you can find flowers that complement your prom outfit without delay.


2. Lapel flowers are available to fit any prom theme

High schools nationwide host a variety of prom celebrations with themes that range from simple to magnificent. Although these themes can help teens celebrate their prom in an unforgettable setting, they also can make it tough for prom-goers to determine what to wear to match their surroundings.

Fortunately, lapel flowers feature a classic design that makes them great for proms of all themes. These flowers serve as a great addition to any prom outfit because they can complement any setting’s theme, and ultimately, make it easier for a teen to tie his or her entire outfit together as well.

3. Lapel flowers will maintain their quality

When it comes to lapel flowers, there is no need to worry. These flowers are beautiful and classy and are sure to maintain their quality on prom night and beyond.

Lapel flowers can be pinned to a prom outfit in seconds and will remain in place throughout prom night. That way, you can dance as much as you’d like without having to worry about your lapel flower falling out your outfit at any time.

Check out lapel flowers for your upcoming prom, and you’re sure to find great flowers that match your personal style perfectly.  Lapel flowers also pair wonderfully with suspenders, bow ties and pocket squares – be sure to check out all your prom accessory options on our website!

Suspenders for Weddings and Proms

Whether it’s your wedding or a prom, planning and acquiring just the right attire for your special event is part of the fun!  While women get lots of tips on how to pick the right dress, what to do with their hair and how to accessorize, many men, deprived of this type of information, are left wondering what they should do, and their attire becomes an afterthought.  Since we know guys want to look their best too, here are some helpful hints on jazzing up your wardrobe with trendy suspenders and other accessories for a fancy event.


Tip #1:   The women in your life (fiance, date, mother, future mother-in-law) will appreciate it if you try to coordinate your attire in keeping with the color theme they’ve chosen, the most important element of which is the color of the dress (for prom), or the color of bridesmaids dresses and/or flowers (for weddings).  Suspenders are a great way to add a splash of the color theme to your attire without going overboard. Pairing your suspenders with coordinating accessories such as a pocket square, lapel flower or bow tie in either the exact color or a complementary color is sure to win you bonus points.

Tip #2:  If asked for your input, suggest a pastel color theme – soft pinks, lavenders, mint greens, peaches, and light yellows are always in style for springtime proms and weddings .

Mint green and peach have been popular color choices for years!

Teal is fabulous either alone or as an accent with a primarily grey color scheme!

Lavender is sure to liven up the party.

Tip #3:  Want to wow them even further?  Mention that Pantone picked two lovely pastels for the 2016 colors of the year – Rose Quartz (a light pink) and Serenity (a baby blue).  Then show them some ideas about how you could work these colors into your attire.  You don’t have to go all out or go overboard – choose a little of the color and temper it with coordinating or contrasting accessories such as bow ties, lapel flowers or pocket squares to add interest to the palette. For example – go with matching light pink items or pair light pink with light or dark grey or even peach – you don’t have to be matchy-matchy!

For a serene take on this year’s Pantone colors, try these suspender, bow tie and pocket square color combinations in shades of light blue:

Tip #4:  If you are aiming for a traditional or conservative look, try a neutral “off” shade like ivory, taupe or silvery grey.  You’ll still give a classic impression but with a more up-to-date twist.

Ivory, sand and taupe create a time-honored summery look.

Or stay totally sophisticated with silvery grey and maybe a splash of ivory – sure to be a winner.

Tip #5:  Whatever color scheme you choose, the possibilities of suspenders and coordinating bow ties, pocket squares and lapel flowers are practically endless.  Have fun and don’t be afraid to experiment for a uniquely you effect on your special day!


Bow Ties and Suspenders – A Match Made in Heaven!

Bow ties will dress up your suspenders and formal wear or add more fun and pizzazz to your casual wear.  A classic pairing, we carry our solid color bow-ties in 21 colors and two sizes – one for children and one for adults.  All of our bow ties are pre-tied which means they have slide adjustors to adjust to your neck size which makes them incredibly easy to wear.

Suspenders and bow ties are a favorite look for weddings, proms and other special occasions.

You can either choose one of our affordably priced matching sets for men, women and kids which include a self-tie bow tie and 1-inch wide elastic Y-back suspenders accented with dressy nickel finger clips, or you can mix and match colors and patterns to come up with your own unique style.

Pairing a solid color bow tie with one of our fun novelty suspenders makes a unique and splashy statement.

We also carry pocket squares and lapel flowers in some colors to add even more class to your attire.

Get ready for a formal occasion fast with our sleek black microfiber pre-tied bowtie and cummerbund set.

If you’re a sports fan, browse our popular NFL team logo pre-tied bowties with matching suspenders.  You’ll be a hit around the town when you wear this combo to show your team spirit!

So whatever the occasion and whatever your style, with so many suspenders and bow ties to choose from, you are sure to find just the right pairing at SuspenderStore!

A Guide to Kids Suspenders

Kids look cool in suspenders. They add grownup flair to little kid fashions. Older kids love the unique looks they can achieve with suspenders plus or minus a dapper bow tie. Grownups love that our children’s suspenders are washable. At SuspenderStore, we’ve been selling kids’ suspenders since 1999. All kid suspenders are unisex styles.

Singer-songwriters Usher and Gwen Stefani have dressed their stylish tykes in suspenders. Stefani’s young son has been photographed wearing trendy jeans, sneakers and suspenders over a white tank top. Usher’s boys have been photographed wearing colorful suspenders and matching bowties with button-down little boy cotton shirts and khakis.

Choosing the Right Size

At SuspenderStore, our children’s suspenders are available in dozens of solid colors, colorful patterns and styles. We recommend the 25-inch size for infants and toddlers 9 months to 24 months. For toddlers up to 5 years old, choose the 30-inch size. For older or taller kids – 5 years old to 5 feet tall – 36-inch is the right length.  Pick suspenders in a 42-inch size for kids over 5 feet tall.

When buying for children, measure the distance from the back waistline of his or her pants, moving the tape measure diagonally over the child’s shoulder to the front waistline. Because our children’s suspenders are adjustable, choose the next larger size for the correct length. Older kids and teens often can wear adult-size suspenders.

What we’ve noticed is that pre-teens and teens tend to prefer skinny suspender styles. Our youth suspenders include skinnier 1/2-inch and 3/4-inch styles, as well as standard 1-inch widths for children and teens.

Style, Function, Fun

Our kids’ suspenders are available in Y-back and X-back styles. Because they are more widely spaced, the X-back-style suspenders offer more support and stability.

Choose suspenders with sturdy metal clips that attach to the waistline of the pants or skirt, or choose our kid-sized button suspenders that loop over pants buttons. Our American-made button suspenders have handsome leather patches and attachments. If your child’s pants or skirt doesn’t have buttons, order a set of our sew-on or no-sew buttons.

Suspenders with our matching pre-tied bow ties will add fun flair to school clothes or dress up formal occasion outfits. Our bow ties for children are cut smaller at 1.5 inches wide at each end and fit neck sizes 7 to 15 inches. We have matching adult solid color bowties and suspenders, too, for family photo sessions. Choose from up to 20 colors, including white. Shop our patterned and novelty suspenders for kids.

Boys and girls like to wear suspenders with turtlenecks and plain T-shirts. Colorful or solid-color suspenders will dress up girls’ skirts and blouses, and boys’ button-downs and jeans or slacks. Or, dress up a T and cargo shorts. We have glitter suspenders for kids that are favorites for school plays, dance recitals and holiday parties. Our novelty suspenders for kids include styles with cartoon, superhero, sports and pet motifs.

A Guide to Suspender Fabrics

When it comes to the construction of suspenders, elastic suspenders are considered the most versatile and inexpensive. However, there are many different types of suspender fabrics – from rough and ready polypropylene or leather to fine and fancy grosgrain, jacquard or silk.  What suspender material you choose will depend on your apparel, personal sense of style and the occasion. SuspenderStore has been supplying men and women the finest suspenders in a variety of fabrics and styles since 1999.

Versatile Elastic

With elastic suspenders, you have more leeway in fit because of the stretch. Choose solids, patterns – either subtle or bold – or specialty finishes such as glitter, jacquard or french satin suspenders. While the most popular elastic suspenders have metal clips, they’re also available in button suspender styles with leather patches and accents. British-made Barathea suspenders are the luxury style of elastic suspenders with high-quality nickel or brass hardware and goatskin leather accents. These braces are custom-made by Albert Thurston for SuspenderStore.

Hard-working Polypropylene

Polypropylene is a material that’s sturdy for heavy-duty jobs. Because this material doesn’t stretch, elastic below the X in back allows for flexibility. Extra-sturdy alligator clips will hold up your pants, even with heavy tool belts strapped on. At SuspenderStore, this American-made style of suspenders is available in regular and big and tall sizes.

Grosgrain and Oxford Classics

Grosgrain (or ribbon) suspenders are made with a tightly woven material with narrow ribbing. They’re a traditional choice for business and business-casual apparel. Oxford cloth suspenders are made of a durable cotton or cotton blend similar to what you’ll find in premium dress shirts. This style has a distinctive basket weave pattern. This is another classic suspender fabric that pairs with business or sporty attire. Choose metal clip or button suspenders with leather accents.

Jacquard Traditions

The classic tone-on-tone look of jacquard suspenders is created with a non-stretch woven fabric that incorporates a touch of elastic in SuspenderStore styles to provide flexibility. The patterns are incorporated into the weave versus being applied with dyes, which creates a distinctive appearance. Jacquard suspenders are a popular choice for boardroom and formal wear with clips or button attachments.

Genuine Leather

Hand-tooled leather suspenders are another versatile choice for business or a day at the ranch. Braided leather and smooth styles are favorites for office wear. Or, choose Western-style leather suspenders, which are still called galluses in the Western United States, with Old West metal accents and distinctive stitching in leather, fine cowhide or even horsehair on leather.

Silk Luxury

Silk is the luxury fabric of suspenders in solids or patterns for the executive suite or formal occasion. The smooth, silky texture creates an elegant look at weddings and other dressy affairs. Paisley and herringbone are classic silk suspender patterns. At SuspenderStore, you can also browse Trafalgar Limited Edition hand-woven silk suspenders. Only limited quantities of each design is available, which is why each set of suspenders arrives boxed with an official collector’s card.

A Woman’s Guide to Suspenders

Rock stars, top models and Hollywood A-listers are keeping suspenders on women’s must-have fashion accessory lists. Because they’re so versatile, suspenders are dressing up party fashions, work apparel and weekend jeans and plain white T-shirts. For women with tight budgets, suspenders are also proving to be one of the more economical ways to add new flair to last year’s and even older clothes.

SuspenderStore has been outfitting women around the world in classic and contemporary unisex suspender looks since 1999. While some women love to wear 1-inch wide suspenders, others prefer thinner 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch widths to fit smaller female frames. Skinny suspenders are the favorite of women who like vintage looks, too.

What’s Your Style?

Choosing X-style or Y-style suspenders is simply a matter of taste, although X-style suspenders offer a bit more support because they are spaced wider apart in back. Choose favorite elastic suspenders with good-looking metal clips, or go for the button suspender look with suspenders that include subtle leather accents. If your pants don’t have buttons at the waist, we have sew-on and no-sew buttons.

Elastic isn’t your only option. Consider classic grosgrain or elegant silk suspenders. Choose solid colors or patterns in suspenders. We have solid-color basics, neon colors and glitter suspenders. Popular patterns include polka dots, plaids, animal prints and bold geometric designs.

Suspender Trends

Versatile suspenders are showing up at more parties, workplaces and fashion runways. Women on tight budgets are using affordably priced suspenders to add a new look to last year’s or older apparel. Neon or glitter suspenders are becoming the go-to choice for invitations to parties without dress codes that promise to be not too laid back, but not too dressed up, either.

While skinny widths in solid-color or patterned suspenders can help achieve a vintage looks, they’re also being worn off the shoulders, dangling from the clip over skinny jeans and plain or logo T-shirts. More women are shopping seasonally, too. Instead of one solid-color pair of suspenders, they’re buying subtle colors for fall, bold for winter, softer colors for spring and summer and suspenders in bright reds or green to dress up for the holidays.

While suspenders and matching bowties are a fashionable look for men and women, a button-up shirt is not required. Top fashion models have been foregoing necklaces to wear a bow tie around the neck over scoop-neck tanks or long-sleeve dressy knit shirts with boat-neck or V necklines.

Plaid and novelty suspenders are also showing up in more offices as a way to stand out as someone innovative, original and fun.

Add Suspenders to Your Business Attire

Look sharp headed into any high-powered business meeting to impress every attendee. Show everyone at the meeting that you are polished and prepared by wearing a sharp suit that says so. This includes wearing a pair of suspenders to keep your pants from bunching up in a weird way. One of the best ways to maintain a clean, polished look is to wear a pair of high-quality suspenders that keep the trousers and shirt in their proper place.

Suspenders are necessary for formal occasions, and are available in multiple colors, patterns and materials from the Suspender Store. Suspenders were the primary way of holding up pants until the 1900s, but today’s men and women often wear belts. Belts might be easier to use but don’t provide all the support that a pair of great suspenders do. Anyone with a little more girth can appreciate looking slimmer by wearing a pair of suspenders. They holds pants up around the stomach rather than keep pants below the stomach at the belt-line.

Suspenders are definitely the preferred method to hold up trousers because of their supportive technique. They can be adjusted to raise or lower the pants to a comfortable position. Larger men can drape trousers from the narrower part of their natural waist rather than belting them uncomfortably underneath the stomach.

While there are events where formal and high-quality suspenders shouldn’t be visible under the suit jacket, there are no formal belts. Wearing a belt and suspenders is considered by many to be a fashion faux pas and they should not be worn at the same time for formal events.

Suspenders add sophistication, help anyone look distinguished, and improve confidence and posture. They apply pressure to the shoulders, which causes the body to straighten. The body naturally wants to balance itself.

High-quality formal suspenders end in braided runner ends and are most suited for formal events and business meetings. They fasten to buttons located inside the waistline. Suspenders that have leather tabs are also a traditional and dressy option.  Clip-end suspenders generally connote a more casual look, however in the right materials and styles are acceptable for business and dress attire.

An average suit can be turned into a great one with the right accessories, including suspenders. Dress for a high-powered business meeting or take off the jacket for a casual day at the office.

Suspenders can be purchased from Suspender Store in an X-shape or Y-shape. Suspender Store has thousands of dress suspenders and work suspenders to choose from. French satin, satin, silk, grosgrain and hand-woven silk are available in multiple solid colors. Patterned and novelty suspenders are available, too.

Suspender Store’s beautiful hand-woven silk collection consists of Trafalgar Limited Edition suspenders that are created on a wooden loom. Each pair is made with the highest quality materials. Each design has a limited quantity, and each one is shipped with a unique collector’s card.

Replace suspenders every so often since they lose their elasticity over time, which can cause pants to sag. The Suspender Store is based near Annapolis, Md. and has been selling suspenders since 1999. The family-owned business strives to listen to its customers and provides excellent customer service. Orders are shipped quickly and efficiently.

Suspenders For All Sizes!

Suspenders are needed in all sizes to suit every need on the planet, and Suspender Store knows how to deliver so that you always look your best.

Suspender Store has big and tall sizes, sizes for infants and toddlers, and hundreds of styles to accommodate every demand. High-quality business suspenders and casual styles are available to keep you looking sharp, and novelty patterns help show your fun side. There are so many suspenders to choose from that it’s fun browsing through the designs and brainstorming how and where to wear each one.

Big and tall suspenders are for anyone who is taller than 6 feet, 4 inches tall or shorter folks with broader girth. Suspender Store has a great selection of styles, including 60-inch-long suspenders that are 2 inches wide, and some that are airport-friendly to help passengers travel with ease.

Formal suspenders should be worn beneath a suit jacket or tuxedo and fastened with buttons on the inside of the waistline. Suspenders worn in a casual way can clip onto the pants or attach to belt loops. Heavy-duty work suspenders have reinforced straps and strong clips that are designed to hold up heavy work pants without losing any tools at the worksite. They also feature padded support pads at the chest and shoulders that are adjustable to accommodate the needs of hard-working people every day.

All infant and toddler suspenders are adorable. Suspender Store sells washable suspenders that are created with the same high-quality materials as adult suspenders. There’s nothing better than seeing young children wear suspenders at a wedding, family reunion or for a family photo. They are available in many solid colors as well as patterns like rainbow stripes, checkers, animal cartoons, holidays, glitter and more. Convenient silver clips are easy to put in place and remove at the end of the day.

To measure for children’s suspenders, measure the distance from the back of the waistline to the front, by measuring diagonally over the shoulder.

Children who lose mittens during the cold winter months can benefit from washable mitten clips that connect coat sleeves to mittens. One-piece mitten clips are called snoggles and allow mittens to be clipped together with one large band that slides through both arm sleeves. Eliminate the hassle of searching for a missing glove or buying multiple pairs in one season by purchasing one of these practical products.

Suspenders for women look great with dress pants and a button-down shirt. The Suspender Store offers slimmer-looking suspenders that are 1-inch, ¾-inch or ½-inch wide and are less bulky on smaller frames. In comparison, the standard suspender width on a man’s design is 1.5-inches.

Women can attach suspenders to a pair of rugged jeans and wear a T-shirt underneath to create a casual look. They can be attached to shorts or a skirt, too.

Although suspenders have traditionally been worn by men in business or formal settings, women are finding wonderful ways to incorporate the design into their wardrobe, both at the office and in the home. There are so many designs to choose from, it’s difficult not to think of different ways to wear them!

How to Accessorize Your Suspenders

Add a stylish and fashionable look to a pair of suspenders with the right accessories, no matter what their color or pattern. A stylish bowtie paired with suspenders and worn over a button-down shirt or cardigan is a great look for a casual gathering or artistic wedding. Add sneakers, boots, a fedora or flat cap to add another layer of accessories to any outfit and make it unique.

Wear a belt with suspenders and create a little extra support underneath the waistline before heading outside to do a bit of work. There are multiple ways to wear (and not wear) suspenders, and we’re going to touch on some of them here:

Traditional ties are great when paired with suspenders at formal and casual events. Wear a high-quality tie into an important business meeting or formal event to show you’re polished and prepared. A great  pair of suspenders will hold up your trousers the way they were designed so they stay in place and don’t sag or have distracting bunches.

Every suspender size is available from Suspender Store, including big and tall sizes for anyone more than six feet, four inches tall, infant and toddler sizes, sizes for women, and traditional sizes for men. Dress kids for success with an adorable bowtie and matching suspenders for a wedding, family reunion or family photo.

Suspenders and belts can hold up pants, but do so in very different ways. Suspenders allow the pants to drape around the wearer while belts bunch pants together at the waistline. Both shouldn’t be worn together at formal events, but some people enjoy wearing them casually to provide additional support underneath the stomach. Suspender Store sells suspender fasteners that slip right onto the belt, and some fasten directly onto the belt loops.

Suspenders are fairly easy to put on, even for the new user who is unsure about how to wear suspenders. Suspenders are with a Y-back or X-back style. As the name implies, Y-back suspenders create a “Y” on the back and X-back suspenders create an “X.” X-back suspenders provide more support because they are spaced wider apart.

Suspenders that fasten to trousers with button fasteners are best for formal events and professional settings, but metal clips or clamps are available for more casual affairs.

Wear suspenders to add a stylish look to any wardrobe. Connect them to a skirt or pair of pants and pair them with a nice shirt and shoes. Create a punk or hipster look with skinny suspenders, a patterned button-down shirt, jeans and sneakers. Anyone looking to create a style from a bygone era can wear suspenders with tweed trousers or dark jeans, a button-down shirt, and accessories like a driving or flat cap, bowtie, fedora or trench coat. Organize an artistic wedding with handsome groomsmen who wear suspenders and accessories that are reminiscent of a bygone era, yet modern in design.


Wedding Suspenders – Great Groomsmen Looks for Your Special Day!

Turn a wedding into a stunning evening no one will forget with a striking wardrobe that has artistic flair and a bit of pageantry. One of the latest wedding fashion trends is suspenders that groomsmen wear over a button-down shirt, without a jacket.

Turn any ordinary traditional wedding into something artistic and extraordinary by combining suspenders with other wardrobe accessories, like a flat cap, fedora, bowtie, cardigan, sneakers or boots.

Suspenders have traditionally been worn underneath the jacket at formal events, including weddings. Hipsters and millennials are changing the face and look of modern weddings by bringing back accessories from yesteryear, but are using them in a new way.

The image of a newspaper boy in the 1920s wearing a flat cap, suspenders and a white shirt has been reinvented and transformed into groomsmen attire. Choose a creative pair of suspenders from Suspender Store that accents the button-down shirt, which has hundreds of options to choose from. Suspender Store even has bowties for weddings.

Any couple who is planning a casual farm wedding or a rock ‘n’ roll theme will appreciate adding suspenders to the groomsmen’s wardrobe.

Suspenders and bowties from Suspender Store come in every size imaginable, including big and tall, toddler and infant. There are traditional 1.5-inch wide suspenders and a slimmer 1-inch, ¾-inch or ½-inch width for anyone who has a smaller frame.

There are more than  1,500 styles and designs to choose from at Suspender Store. These suspenders are not just novelty items, but are an elegant way of jazzing up any wedding with high-quality designs and materials. Bold solid colors and designs in silk and French satin are available. Ribbed suspenders have fabric button attachments and create a clean, tailored look. A special collection of Trafalgar Limited Edition suspenders are hand-woven on a wooden loom, and arrive with a collector’s card as a keepsake. Each design is researched and made with the highest quality materials, and created in a limited quantity.

For any bride or groom searching for an elegant but artistic wedding, suspenders are definitely a fun option. Anyone who is searching for suspenders for a more traditional wedding that includes a jacket can find high-quality products at Suspender Store, too.

High-quality suspenders are made of silk and attach to buttons on the inside of the waistband. Casual suspenders are clipped to the waistband with metal clasps. Large men can wear a pair of suspenders and help trousers stay in their proper place and prevent them from bunching up. Suspenders support the pants by fully enveloping larger waists, unlike belts which only support the bottom of the stomach. Suspenders can create a slimming look to an otherwise portly frame.

Suspender Store is a family-owned business which has an eye for detail. Based near Annapolis, Md., the store has been selling suspenders online since 1999.