Q&A: How to Wear High Waisted Wide Belts

May 22nd, 2007

Q:  Do you think high waisted wide belts will be the new fashion? How do you wear them?

Soft Gloss Snake Wide BeltA:  Wide belts are an ongoing trend, and coupled with this season’s emphasis on a higher waistline, high waisted wide belts are on-trend. 

Our favorite high waisted wide belt look pairs the belt with a high waisted pencil skirt.  When the wide belt and the pencil skirt are the same color, the look is not only slimming, but your legs appear to be super long, making you look taller.

Pictured:
Soft Gloss Snake Wide Belt | $8.80 at Forever 21.

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Mari  |  May 22nd, 2007 at 3:49 pm

    Gosh high waisted wide belts “was” the in thing for about a yr or two ago over here in London. Honestly, I’m getting sick of seeing them around especially on people who don’t wear them the right way.

  • 2. Icy  |  May 22nd, 2007 at 6:32 pm

    Another alternative to the wide belt is an obi sash. You get the wide look higher on the waist, but you can either go plain or experiment with colour.

  • 3. Meg  |  May 23rd, 2007 at 2:13 am

    Personally, I love wide belts high on the waist, but I’m lucky to have the right shaped body for them (hour-glass). Some of my close friends who hate them otherwise have even said that they like the style on me. I have seen them look terrible on some, though. Even on the right shaped body, position is key.

    I’ve been wearing mine with dresses. I use them to add color and/or contrast. It’s a great way to update the little black dress or last season’s black and white combo dresses.

  • 4. Trisha  |  May 23rd, 2007 at 11:43 am

    Thanks for the obi sash tip, Icy! And Meg, you’re so right in pointing out that both body type and position of the belt are key.

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