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Waist belts are a chic and stylish way to define the figure and add a touch of class or glamor to an outfit. A waist belt is also an excellent way to give a favorite garment a new look, and can be worn with trousers, dresses or skirts with equally great results. These exciting and versatile accessories come in various designs and materials, and slim waist belts or wide cummerbund styles are available in lots of terrific colors and styles at the Stylight online boutique.
Choosing the Right Waist-Cinching Belt By Textile
The waist has been the focus of clothing design for centuries. From Elizabethan corsets to 50s girdles, it’s always been en vogue to show off a whittled middle. Today’s options are not only more comfortable, but also full of variation to accommodate any style.
Pulling your look together with a neat waist belt defines your shape and cinches your style, but every belt doesn’t go with every fabric. Read on for how to pair your waist belt with what you’re wearing.
A leather belt is a hardy classic that you can wear with almost anything. Its menswear-inspired styling looks especially at home alongside traditional suiting textiles like wool and tweed, so experiment with belting your longer jackets for a look that’s unexpectedly tough and feminine. With a leather belt, play with embellishments like gems, ribbons, and decorative buckles, but pay close attention to hardware. A cheap buckle can make any leather belt look gauche.
When donning an elegant skinny waist belt, make sure that the fabric you pair with it doesn’t overwhelm or stress the belt. Heavy fabrics are out, as the thin band of your belt won’t do much to control the silhouette. Instead, wear this belt with light, airy fabrics like linen, chiffon or jersey to gather your waistline without bulk.
Rope can be tied as loosely or tightly as you please, making it a comfortable option when choosing a waist belt, but it doesn’t go with every style. Convey a goddess-like appearance by tying a rope belt around a flowing, gauzy caftan or casual maxidress.
Though corsetry has passed out of style in the last century, a waspish waist will always look elegant. A wide belt placed at the waist draws a broad swath of color across your midsection that highlights where you’re narrowest and defines your whole look. Pair your it with a full-skirted shirtdress for a professional look that exudes a subtle sex appeal.
Your waist is the very center of your feminine physique. Finish off an ensemble with a belt that balances the proportions of your look and flatters your figure.