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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Belts-How To Wear Them

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Belts are usually the first step to really having a good swag. When somebody looks at you;he/she is most probable looking at you from the toe to the top or from the head to the toe. That tells you that when his/her eyes reach the middle of your body and notices a fab belt,he/she will obvious cast his/her eyes more to it.This is because belts do complement your looks no matter what other accessories you have worn. There are dozen ways of wearing belts creatively. We're always searching for fun, clever ways on how to wear belts that flatter our figure, keep things in place, and generally help our outfits look as awesome as we dream them to be. Consider the following list of tips and tricks a an inspiration guide to thinking outside of the belt-loops!

Wearing any kind of belt can be challenging, especially when you’re shy about drawing attention to your waistline. On the other hand, belts are fun and useful accessories that have the potential to add a whole new dimension to your wardrobe. Wearing belts effectively over tops and dresses is a marriage between the style, colour and position of the belt, and the style of top. That’s a lot of variables! So it’s really hard to cover all belt solutions for all body types. Even if I took you shopping, I’d end up experimenting right there with you in the store because there are few tried and tested rules in this area.
The Tips Below Apply To Ladies Only:

Find your perfect spot: Position is important. Sometimes your sweet spot will be a little higher than your natural waistline and sometimes a little lower. When you’re regular bust size and carrying a little extra around the midriff, positioning a belt just above the waistline is usually the sweet spot. When you’re short-waisted and well endowed, positioning a belt lower than the waistline in front and at waist level in the back is often the solution. If you’re long wasited, wearing a belt high on the natural waist is usually most effective.  

Contrast: Once you’ve found your sweet spot and the best widths(explained below) for your frame, you have a choice between making the belt contrast or blend in with your outfit. A low contrast belt is usually best for waistlines which aren’t that defined, giving you a flattering long lean line. Whereas a high contrast belt automatically draws more attention to the waistline.  

Choose a width: Once you’ve found your sweet spot (or spots — you might have more than one) think about the width of the belt. Sometimes a wider elasticized belt worn a little above your midriff extra bits does the trick. Sometimes positioning it right onto the extra bits does the girdling trick. With a straight, undefined waistline, a narrower belt positioned a little lower in front can work really well. Long waisted gals can usually wear extra wide belts, whereas short-waisted gals tend to look better in narrower or skinny belts.  

Add something else: Layering a jacket or cardigan over a top with either a low or high contrast belt is an effective way of wearing a belt without worrying about its effects around the midriff. When worn this way, the belt adds an interesting textural dimension to your outfit.

Choose Elasticity: Where possible, choose belts that are part elastic because you can’t beat the comfort. They’ll stretch with your body during the day. Wovens work wonders: So you’re happy with how you look in a belt and it’s all sorted. But your confidence falls to pieces when you sit down because those extra midriff bits start spilling both over and underneath the belt. Enter the magical effects of woven tops and dresses that don’t cling like knits, but glide over curves adding structure in the right places. Wovens can either be rigid like shirt fabric, or soft and drapy like silk and rayon blends. Both work equally well.  
Give yourself time: Belts can feel odd when you’re not used to wearing them. Sometimes it’s just a question of getting used to the extra pressure around your waistline, so allow some time to get used to the feeling of wearing a belt.Dont give up on them. Here are some samples you can check out:
An Elastic Studded Belt
Accessorized Black Belt
Piloted checked Belt
Tie Accessorized Belt
Big Chuckle Studded Belt
Blue+Black Mixed Belt


  1. Woow,this is just a so nice article..Now am goin back to belts after reading this article

  2. Am honoured and humbled by your feedback and seeing that am helping somebody somewhere find the goodness in different fashion articles i do write about.Thanks for the feedback

  3. You have hit the nail on the head.This is so awesome.I love this article

  4. Great article...I love this stuff admin.Keep up

  5. This is awesome stuff.Admin keep up...The steps you have given us are so so so keep on coming back to this blog

  6. And just some more stuff:please handle something about shoes and how to mix them with accessories.

  7. @Sweet gal but too the admin ako juu..i just like this blog too

  8. Yah..the articles are just so nice...Me love it sana...gona kip on coming back

  9. @Sweet Gal dats nice..i will think about that and write about it.Thnx for the feedback

  10. Nice article..i have to share it on twitter

  11. Thanks all of you and the sharing you are making to other social networks like facebook,Google + and twitter


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