Trend Report — Wide Waist Belts


The wide waist belt has made a comeback (not that it went far) this spring/summer and will continue trending strong come fall. Everyone from Christopher Bailey for Burberry Prorsum to Jean Paul Gaultier to Albar Ebaz for Lanvin is crazy for this belt. They cinched everything from outerwear to dresses to separates.

It’s a fantastic way to get that curvacious, lustworthy hourglass silhouette. Cinch a wide belt around your waist to create a more form-fitting look with fuller dresses or baggy T-shirts. These belts also look superb with pencil skirts (a la the 50’s bomb shell) and wide leg trousers – lending femininity and sex appeal to the men’s wear inspired looks. Don’t forget outerwear, adding a wide belt to last years coat is a fresh new way to update and modernize your look.

Give your waist the attention it’s been craving!!

Top row – From right to left: Lanvin, Burberry Prorsum and Jean Paul Gaultier. All Spring/Summer 2012.

Bottom rows – Clockwise from top left: Belgo Lux Wide Leather Belt $68.00 www.nordstroms.com, Alexander Wang Wide Eel Waist Belt $450.00 www.netaporetr.com, ASOS  Wide Belt With Contrasting Buckle $27.27 www.asos.com, Burberry Prorsum Beaded Woven Waist Belt $698.00 www.mytheresa.com, Rag & Bone Merton Belt $175.00 www.barneys.com, Grey Suedette Cage Belt $36.00 www.topshop.com.

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