Friday, October 24, 2008

High-waisted belts


Love them or hate them, people just can't seem to figure out when or how to wear them! Ah, the dreaded high-waisted belt. So here are a few tips: Thin to medium width belts work on most body types. If you are short waisted this is not necessarily the best look for you, but if you must, the thinner the belt the better. If you have a large chest, also stick to a thinner belt. Wearing a large belt with only exemplify your ample bust and not in a good way ladies! Color and texture can be your best friend with a belt. Purple, red, crocodile, patent leather, gold... The list goes on and on! I always suggest owning at least one metallic belt to give your outfit a pop without overwhelming the rest of the look.

Trick: Wear a blouse that is slightly longer than your hips and is a bit loose. By cinching it with a belt, you will truly be accentuating the smallest part of your body, your waist. Blouse the shirt slightly so the belt is the most fitted piece in your look. Inevitably your waist is now specifically the smallest part showing off that curvy body of yours!

Jack Rabbit Collection (courtesy of Bluefly.com)
Gold metallic leather Aspen hip belt
$95.00

4 comments:

Shana said...

I love your blog. I stumbled upon it the other week and have really enjoyed your tips and videos! I recently purchased a shawl collar sweater cardigan and I have a medium width black patent belt to wear with it. It is kind of a chunky sweater. Would it overwhelm a thin gold belt?

Theodore said...

Nope! A thinner belt is definitely the best option. What color is it? I might have some other suggestions as well... Thanks so much for reading my blog, feel free to pass it along to your friends! You can see all my videos at www.youtube.com/ahsalinger. Keep reading:)

Shana said...

Thanks for the response. The sweater is navy blue. I plan to wear it with leggings and riding boots (I have been coveting the ones from your latest post!) I look forward to any other suggestions you might have!

Amy Salinger said...

Sounds very cute! I would suggest either a brown or black distressed leather belt. I would play up the earthy/outdoors aspect of the outfit. Here are two outfit options depending on whether you get black or brown riding boots:

Outfit 1: Navy sweater, black leggings, black boots, black belt.

Outfit 2: Navy sweater, black leggings, brown boots, black or brown belt.