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As accessories editors, we’d thought we’d seen it all. Then, we were introduced to Hoda Designs and realized there’s a whole world of harnesses, headpieces and body jewelry we needed to know more about–and definitely have in our wardrobes. The only problem was narrowing it down to one style.

We finally landed on a true one-of-a-kind piece, the Tribal Leather Harness. It features brass-plated snake chains and oversized gold jump rings draped perfectly through its holster-like leather straps. And while it may seem like one of those over-the-top items that will sit unworn in the back of our closets, we’d argue the exact opposite. The harness can literally dress up any outfit, from classic jeans and a white tee to the ever-stylish LBD. It even works to add some edge to sweet, delicate spring dresses.

As we mentioned, choosing one was the hard part because even though it is the perfect item to dress up outfits, we also realize that one leather and brass body harness is enough for our sartorial needs. But here are some runner-ups:

Hoda Designs is a handmade line from self-taught designer Hoda Menshari, whose pieces are elegant yet edgy, versatile and unique statement-makers. No two pieces are identical and Hoda designs each to be playful, challenging jewelry norms with fresh takes on necklaces, earrings and more to attract attention and engage conversation. The Tribal Leather Harness, along with the others shown above, is part of her latest Leather Collection, inspired by beautiful geometric shapes and body sculpting lines that follow the body’s natural contours. Mixed with crystals and industrial nuts, the collection is both bold and whimsical.

The Tribal Leather Harness retails for $120 at

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