Fall 2008 Fashion Week Trend: The Cinched Waist

February 11th, 2008

Fall 2008 Fashion Week Trend: The Cinched Waist
Photo Credit: NYMag.com
Cinched Waist Looks at Verrier, Diane von Furstenberg, and BCBG.


Style tip?  You can visually create curves where you don’t have any with a belt–wide or thin.  And if you are already blessed with curves, you can accentuate them with a belt.


What do you think?  Would you wear a cinched waist outfit?  Share your thoughts in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Runway Reviews, Runway Reviews, Trend, Trend Predictives, Trendscape, Trendscape, What's In and What's Out, Women

3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kay  |  February 11th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Never wear a cinched waist!!! There are very few figures that can get away with it. It generally does not create an attractive hourglass.

  • 2. Trisha  |  February 11th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    While these runway examples aren’t the most figure flattering, there are some figures that can get away with a cinched waist. Especially those of us with boyish, straight-up-and-down figures can benefit from a belt at the waist to visually create curves.

  • 3. Stephanie Kenan  |  February 22nd, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    When wearing a belt similar to the DVF model, what can you do with the excess belt left hanging?

  • 4. Caitlin  |  March 11th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Love. It. I think this is the most flattering silhouette on most figures - *especially* women with curves! I have an hourglass figure and my favorite outfit is a belted A-line skirt with a fitted top or a jacket that nips in at the waist. During 2007’s Year of the Clown Smocks I was frequently heard cursing out the Fashion Gods: “Where are the breasts? Where are the waists?” Everyone with T&A looked like they were wearing muumuus - not a good look!!!

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