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?