Belt Up Baby!


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Hot2na
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Belting an ensemble is one of the hottest fashion trends this Spring. And apparently, with the designers ....anything goes! From a wide fabric belt to a shiny chain belt - - even multiple belts. Belt a long button up oxford, a cotton/knit tunic, a dress, layered t's, layered tanks...belt it up baby. Adding a bold or bright belt to your ensemble is a great way to give it a whole new look. And belting is not just for waif type bodies, it is a great look & compliments ALL shapes and sizes. That's the beauty of it.

I've always been fond of the belted look however I have a tendency to be conservative *shocker* and opt for a skinny belt with a medium starched white button down. This year, I've dug deep...deep into the back closet 1980's disco shiny type of belts. *scared yet?*

Types of belts to be seen in this spring:

Braided > made by braiding three or more strips of leather or fabric together. 

Camp > made from individual links of leather.

Cincture or monks belt > sash style of twisted rayon, silk or rope belt with tassels or knots at the ends.

Cowboy > a tooled leather belt with large metal type of buckle.

D-Ring > an adjustable belt of leather or woven cloth fastened by pulling the end though two D-shaped metal rings.

Elastic > made from stretchable, elasticized material.

Concho > made from medallions of leather and metal.

Reversible > one color on one side and a different color on the other with a buckle that twists (great for traveling).

Sash > soft material that loops over and ties in a knot or bow rather than buckling.

Surcingle > woven in plain or striped fabric fastened with a metal buckle through which a harness leather tab is pulled.

Can you do it? Do you already? Are you feeling beltventurous?

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Almost Evil
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Re: Belt Up Baby!

 Im not overly fond of belts on me. If i wear anything around me waist, its a good ol' waist cincher/corset. I never ever wear them with something baggy though. I just cant/dont/wont get into that whole bohemian look. Its not for me. I wear them with tank tops, long sleeved, deep v-necks, etc.

 

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No, see AE that is the beauty of it... it takes things I could never wear (flowy shapeless things) and instantly makes them more fitted... definitely the corset one. Like I said though, you can wear those with ANYTHING.

Not going to change your mind, but it does rock. Smile

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Almost Evil wrote:

I wear them with tank tops, long sleeved, deep v-necks, etc.

that's perfect & i bet you look fantastic. when you are wearing belts w/tanks, do you mean layered tanks? if so, what type of belt or belts?

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 I dont layer tanks. I wear tight, fitted tanks with a corset/waist cincher. I refuse to wear skinny belts. they accentuate my fat.  Wink

 

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"And belting is not just for waif type bodies, it is a great look & compliments ALL shapes and sizes. That's the beauty of it."

 

are you sure? i just tried one on and it only looked good up under my boooobs! LOL ya, im sexy mama. i know. haha!

i cant wait to get into some of my old clothes again. i have some wicked outfits that would look great with a few new belts. thatll be my motivation for losing baby weight. new belts

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LOL Too cute.  You can be way fashionable mama. <3

I'm a corset belt fanatic.  It's like instant figure.  I'm loving this one I found.  I also love my corset belts with certain dresses I have.  My favorite outfit for fall was the basic buttoned down cinced with a corset belt,  pencil skirt, and heels.  I think they're the best invention. It's also cool if the belt is a funky color and you add it to something more mute in color.  

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that's hot! pregalicious baby!!

yes, imho, it looks even better on the fuller busted woman. so go for it luva!

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I like skinny or thick belts worn right under my chest with loose shirts, sweater dresses... anything. Like a japanese obi rather than a traditional belt at the hips.

 

I love this corset belt: 

http://pro.moonlitestore.com/images/gallery/TLT02/normal_DSC_0284_Slargerstill_1.jpg

And cute colored skinny belts like these: 

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/photos/uncategorized/2008/02/14/720186_fpxtif.jpeg

Hot2na
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the corset belt is hot! i wouldn't know what to wear it with. a poet shirt maybe? 

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I wear it with men inspired white shirts and pretty much anything... tshirts, sweaters...whatever. It is great for cute shapeless things that would otherwise overwhelm you.

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I want that star belt!

I lurv mah belts... I always get crap from random people about how I don't wear them in my belt loops... my pants fit fine... they don't need to be in the belt loops... and I like them a little lower and maybe at an angle... my belt loops don't do that... I also love layering my belts...2... 3... I don't think I've gone more than 3...

I've gots my leather ones with the metal holes (in sets of one or two) all the way around... my different studded ones... black studs, silver studs, and I think maybe a pink/black combo... a few with metal stars on them... chain belts... I think some fabric ones... my LE seatbelt/bottlecap rubber one... and a buch of random funky ones... I try and stay away from the belt rack when I go shopping or I'll just get more that I don't need (depending on ones definition of 'need')

I think my mother still has a bunch of mine too.... *shrugs*

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animestrinity wrote:

LE seatbelt/bottlecap rubber one...

omg anime......i own it also! it is one of my favorite belts. i usually pair it w/a t-shirt dress & sandals or a pair of chuck taylors. similar to this but w/the black rubber bottle cap belt. is your belt rubber part made of the recycled tire also? then it has a real seat belt buckle to latch. and are the bottle caps soda or beer?

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Yep... the Little Earth belt... and mine's beer bottle caps...

I got stopped in Spencer's once when I was leaving, they thought I stole it... talk about annoyed... it kinda ruined it for me and I don't really wear it much anymore.

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okay - mine are beer caps as well.i strapped a few on today to illustrate & you can see it in the title thread.

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