Handbags and holsters: Models show off the latest fashionable ways women can conceal their firearms in NRA catwalk show
- Dozens of women displayed the concealed carry designs at the National Rifle Convention in Indianapolis
- Designs including jeans, yoga leggings, handbags, jumpers and corsets which can hide firearms were on display at the fashion show
- It came after President Donald Trump spoke at the convention and pledged to protect gun rights in the US
Dozens of women have taken to the runway at the NRA convention to model handbags and undergarments where they can conceal guns.
The concealed carry fashion show, which started in 2017, continued this year at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis.
The models showed off handbags, purses, yoga leggings, jeans and jumpers, all of which have been designed specifically to hide guns.
A woman models the Julie Concealed Carry Handbag by Hiding Hilda during the ‘Fashion and Firearms’ concealed carry fashion show in Indianapolis
A model showcases The Penelope Canvas Jacket by 511 Tactical in which she can conceal a gun within the pocket
A model with a red t-shirt with ‘Trump: Make America Great Again’ on its front, shows off a Trudy handbag by Hiding Hilda at the NRA convention
Undergarments such as thigh holster shorts by Dene Adams allow women to arm themselves with their guns
Different designers showcased their clever multi-functional garments and accessories on the stage as an increasing number of women look for ways to arm themselves.
One of the designers, Hiding Hilda, has created handbags with a slot in which women can place their firearms.
The company was created by Dawn Hillyer who was looking for a way to combine style and safety.
A Sportsman bag by Ukoalabag shows how easily women can quickly draw their firearms from the designs
An in-built holster in yoga leggings by Alexo Athletica allows women to carry their guns while exercising
A purse with a holster for a gun is modeled at the annual convention for the National Rifle Association
The number of women owning a gun in the US is rising with an estimated one in five in 2017, and many want to be able to conceal their firearms in their clothing and accessories such as this handbag
A concealed carry corset allows women who want to be armed without having their gun on display feel safe
She said she started carrying a gun, which she named Hilda, out of fear after she said a man stalked her for five years.
Mrs Hillyer said she then wanted to design stylish clothes and accessories which would allow her to continue being a business professional while feeling protected.
The number of women owning a gun in the US is rising with an estimated one in five in 2017.
Women say the firearms industry has traditionally catered for men but new designs of guns and carrywear allow women to arm themselves
The fashion show has been taking place since 2017 as the firearms industry looks to profit from the rise in women gun owners
As well as carrywear such as this ankle holster, there is also a new generation of guns which are lighter, slimmer, with shorter parts and less recoil, designed specifically for women
The carrywear industry has been growing as a result of the desire for a number of women to have their firearms needs catered for in what is a traditionally male industry.
There is also a new generation of guns which are lighter, slimmer, with shorter parts and less recoil, designed specifically for women.
The catwalk show came shortly after President Donald Trump spoke at the NRA convention where he pledged to support gun rights.
The multi-purpose clothing such as these jeans by Dark Alley Denim are designed for women who want to feel stylish and carry a gun
Hiding Hilda, who designed this handbag, was born out of the desire of its founder to feel safe while maintaining her business professional appearance
Donald Trump spoke at the NRA convention on Friday where he pledged to protect gun rights and the Second Amendment