Posts Tagged: belting

How to Define Your Waist Without Wearing a Belt

How to define your waist without wearing a belt.

I’ve begun updating some of my greatest hits posts so they’re more current. This is one of them!

I don’t belt as much nowadays, but I’m a big believer in the power of belts to transform a silhouette. Before I discovered the wonderful world of belting, my waist was seldom seen by anyone besides my husband.

But belts are not for everyone. Depending on your proportions, belting may feel strange or look strange. Depending on your personal style, belting may have very limited appeal. Depending on your preferences, belting may feel incredibly uncomfortable. But if any of those things are true AND you still wish to define your waistline, you might want to give one of these alternatives a try: read more

What Belting Can Do For You

I’ve begun updating some of my greatest hits posts so they’re more current. This is one of them!

how to wear a belt

If you’re looking for a tutorial on the nuts and bolts of choosing belts for your outfits, I will quite happily refer you to Audi’s fabulous guest post on how to break into belting for a comprehensive guide to wearing these amazingly versatile accessories. It’s gospel, as far as I’m concerned.

But a refresher on how belts can be worn and how they affect your proportions couldn’t hurt, right?¬†And I’m such a visual learner myself, I figured some photographic examples might help! read more

Gracey on Belts

Little known fact*, the first belt in recorded history is attributed to Grrrog, a prehistoric hunter who got tired of his seal-fur pants falling down when he was chasing mastodons across the Siberian steppes. Littler known fact*, the first belt was actually created by Grrrog’s wife, Mrs. Grrrog, for her husband, when he complained of his pants falling down on the hunt.

I’m a big fan of Grrrog and his clever wife, because I’m a big fan of belts. I always have been, having one of those bodies where my waist is quite a bit smaller than my hips and thighs so belts are necessary for keeping my pants up. In the past several years though, I’ve also become a fan of belts as an aesthetic accessory as well as a functional accessory read more