Tips for belting

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

The belted look is in, however not everyone can wear a belt the same way.  Follow these tips to get your best look.
1.  Think scale and proportions. Your belt should be in proportion to your size & frame.  A huge belt is going to overwhelm someone who is petite, and a super skinny belt is going to look lost on someone who is larger framed.
2.  Where the belt sits is very important.  It should generally fall on the smallest part of your waist. If you are short-waisted be careful that it doesn't cut your torso in half instead of lengthening it.  One trick is to let the belt sit lower on your hips. For those big busted ladies, watch out for very wide belts as they will accentuate your bust and make your torso look shorter.
3.  Avoid over-accessorizing.  A belt is an accessory. Avoid over-powering your outfit with too much going on. If your belt is fancy or embellished, keep the jewelry simple.   
4. If the belt doesn't fit, don't wear it!  The belted look is not for everyone.  If you don't like the way a belt looks on you, skip it!

The two belted blouses shown above are from Bien Abye, Dayanne Danier's

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