why wide belts suck!
if you and i have ever worked together, then you already know about my great dislike for wide belts!
but if we haven’t, let me explain why i’m asking you to toss all wide belts out of your closet!
you should only be wearing belts for 2 reasons:
- functionality/keep your pants up
- because it helps complete a particular look
your belt should not be playing the lead role to your outfit and instead serve as a great supportive character that helps tell the story of your look.
if you’re wearing a belt to help keep your pants up then right off the bat, you know that wide belts won’t even fit in 99% of belt loops out there.
if you have a clothing item with belt loops that CAN fit a wide belt, i STRONGLY recommend you give those suckers away!
if you’re using wide belts around dresses, sweaters, etc., the purpose of the belt in these looks is to show off the smallest part of your waist.
and the smallest part of your waist isn’t very wide… you have about an inch of real estate in that area tops!
so guess what happens when you wrap a wide belt around the smallest part of your body?? you end up creating a boxy waistline instead of a slim one… not what you were going for right?
a skinny belt is the most effective way to lead the eye to the smallest part of your waist hands down!
check out these images and let me know which silhouette is more flattering… wide or skinny?
let me hear which celeb you feel is rocking her belt more in her look.