I have a bad habit of catching onto something only when its on its way out. I don’t know about wide belts as a fashion item, but its taken me a while to get onto the bandwagon and I hope its not already passe! 😛
It’s been a bit of a hassle for me to find wide waist cincher belts here. I’m not about to pay a truckload of money at places like Topshop for something I could just as easily pick up at a little boutique. Yet, I don’t haunt little boutiques so you see my pickle.
Anyway enter Platinum Fashion Mall, Bangkok which everyone proclaims to be cheap clothes heaven. I found a stall in there selling wide waist cincher belts in every colour and design imaginable. Needless to say, at about RM15 each I picked up a couple 🙂
I could try them on so I could at least avoid those that made me turn blue in the face or make my pooch protrude because they were too tight. No slyph am I! 😛
What is nice about such belts is that they create a waist where none is found. They do work best with dresses I find. This is especially so if you have a loosely fitted dress that might be a little big at the waist or have no waist. A belt helps take care of that problem.
It also works with fitted shift dresses for a change in how it looks. In fact, what I find these belts do is pull in the eye so you look like you have an hourglass figure even if you do not, in reality. Best if you wear a lovely flowy dress with a full skirt too.
There is one drawback – it can accentuate a pooch or tummy if you have that problem. It can also accentuate wide hips. So, I will not say that it works for everyone, but if you happen to find a wide belt that does not do any of that, get it – that’s what I did 🙂
Are belts your thing? They aren’t mine – I find them fiddly but it can make an outfit 🙂
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U need to wear it directly on ur waist though. =)
Ah yes, thanks for the tip 🙂 With a short body I do tend to wear it a little bit lower so I don’t look too truncated hehe
I love the belt too! I practically use it with everything. Current favourite is beige coloured elastic, cream coloured butterfly clasp one.
Yours sounds pretty too especially the butterfly clasp
Gah, I’m one of those who can’t follow the trend of big belts because it doesn’t flatter my figure. A short waist plus wide hips is so not suited for this style. 🙁
Perhaps try a small belt? 🙂 And you don’t have wide hips – not compared to mine ><
Hahaha… PB, you’d be surprised… my WTH ratio is quite high… I get away with it by using clever camoflage in terms of the type of clothes I choose. 😀
you are a master of camouflage then! 😉
i like to wear belts too but somehow i find that some type of belts does not compliment my figure since im thin but i do not have waist too ='( can u make a post which type of belt fits different types of figure i.e. wide belt, thin belt, clinchers etc.?
Wow thanks for the confidence but unfortunately I’m not very good at fashion tips LOL… I will try to find some information on this but I can’t promise yeah? I don’t usually wear belts most of the time except when I wear dresses and only when I bought these belts recently!
Hmmm, I’d like to think that thinner belts suit thinner people? Like how petite girls go with a Chanel 2.55 kind of bag, while taller and bigger size people go with a large tote. I personally am medium size in weight and height, and I find that ultra thick belts (~10cm wide) cuts my body up so small. Makes me look really short and suddenly small sized. I’d like to look taller, so I’d rather go for the standard ~5-7cm wide kind (like Paris’s in the picture). Puffy/big tops worn with belt, will give the impression of a figure for thinner people, instead of tight and really fitting ones. Since you’re thin, you may wear prints really well! Prints do make people look fatter, and I myself can’t carry it off as nicely as runway models (I am too fat). Try vintage floral prints dresses with flat coloured belts with metal clasps. Match the belt colour to the base colour of the dress. =) You really have just got to try on every belt you intend to buy… … I face the same problem with sunglasses, 99.99% of sunglass shapes don’t suit. Hope it helps, my 2-cents worth.
Thanks so much for helping out Jyoan! 😀
ah thanks for the idea jyoan! definitely will try to wear as you suggested!
I love the outfit with belt! I do love wide belts and it’ll look way much better worn on the waist a bit higher 🙂 I like how it slim’s the overall look, PLUS the sucking in though! hahaha
I’ll bear your tips in mind and wear it a little higher 😀
You gotta wear it on your waist..It’ll look way better! =) I like clinchers..but not if they’re too wide. I always choose black or dark brown though..I think it matches my clothes more.
Thanks for the tip. I have black mainly because I didn’t like the other designs in other colours LOL
I love wide belts personally… they “tuck” my flabby bits in!! hahaha!! OK TMI! 😛
BTW, i’m the same as you… i just bought my first wide belt a month or two ago!! 😀
LOL You do not have “flabby bits”!
until today i have not owned any wide belts, i think it makes wide people looks wider 🙁
I just got one in Singapore the other day… but 2 free 1 for I think S$10 or 15… but it’s cheap! There are plenty of shops in Bugis Walk (the high class version of petaling street with air-cond)… it’s directly opposite Bugis Junction…
but I don’t fancy wearing belts cuz when u sit, it’s quite uncomfortable…