August 26, 2010

Snap Happy? More like Belt-Batty!

I must admit, I haven't been the World's biggest fan of waist belts, over the past few years. Maybe, it was due to a fashion programme I used to watch and the ehhhhh, fashion ''guru'' was way too belt-batty. By belt batty, I mean he used a belt to 'cinch in the waist' on every single outfit! I quickly grew tired of his obvious love of them!

However, I am really starting to like these belts. And two waist belts in particular. The large (ish), studded belt and the skinny, plain belt (tied just like Blake's, of course!).

Are you into these belts? Which one do you prefer?


1.  Suede Stude Belt, £35, Topshop
2. Ultra Skinny Plaited Belt, €21, Warehouse
3. Double Buckle Stud Front Belt, €33, Warehouse
4. Vintage leather belt, £15, Topshop
5. Wide Stud & Eyelet Belt, €50, Warehouse

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70 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh I like both! But I always feel stupid with belts on :(
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Christie said...

I'm loving the small simple belts - I think they're gorgeous!

In Fashion and Style

Collette Osuna said...

HI Dollie...I LOVE belts..all kinds:)

MsGiggleswurth said...

i love waist belts, but sometimes, in this heat especially, i can't take them. i really like the skinny choices you have here.

Nina said...

oh I love belts :)
and skinny ones are my choice

Nadine2point0 said...

Kind like the slim ones - I've been looking for an orange one for fall.

Grit and Glamour said...

I'm a HUGE fan of wide waist cinchers, but I like skinnies too. If you have a small waist, it's the best way to work it. And a belt over a blousy top or jacket with a peplum is a great way to fake an hourglass figure if you're more straight up and down.

The only thing I don't like is when girls (like Blake) wear their belts nearly under their breasts instead of on their waists. There is nothing flattering about that—it makes one look preggers, and really, only pregnant women need to cinch that high.

Love all the belts you chose above!

♥ V

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Elle said...

Sometimes I daydream about strangling a certain guru with his unnecessary waist belts! Love them but it's just overkill with him!
Really loving Prada and the belted knits this season!

Style Porn said...

I love all belts! But what I love even more is Drew's amazing hair. Is it just me or did this come out of nowhere? Drew has been BRINGING IT on the red carpet lately. I love everything she wears.

Mia Delessi said...

I LOVE Blake's belt, specially with that dress


Mia Bbook

simplychic said...

i die for belts! i can never get enough.

ari said...

I am really into very embelished belts, I have been looking for vintage styles that are all metal. That style would be ideal to dress up any simple outfit!
xo
ari

Fashion Queen said...

I like the belt of Blake.

Ginta said...

I was hesitant toward belts, too, for some time - they draw attention to your waist (surprise, surprise :)) and if you're not confident about it - it's a total nightmare. But now I love belts - I wear different ones - depending on the outfit, of course! ;)

Curves ahead makeup said...

I like the skinny belt looks amazing with that dress

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Anthea said...

I thinhk waist belts are such a lovely way to finish off an outfit. Especially for hippier girls, they move emphasis away from the hips. I like skinny belts.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

KcomeKarolina said...

looooooooooooooove the thin one!
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FashionJazz said...

I love both! : ) xx

Briana Le & Merissa Ren said...

i love the thin tied belt.


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Jessica said...

Do I have to choose?! I really do love them both. They add such different looks. The studded one is a little sassy, but the thin one is a bit boho.

jamie-lee said...

I'm really into waist belts - I think they are super flattering. As for the size, wide or skinny - I think it depends on the outfit you are wearing. I usually like ones that are 2.5-3cm wide or ones that are 1cm wide x

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Daiane said...

i'm more of a thin belt girl. i own one very similar to the one in the first set of pics.

anyway, i rarely wear it since i always pick a ribbon of some sort or a thin silk scarf to wear as a belt =D

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Couture Carrie said...

These are gorgeous!
Especially loving #3!

xoxox,
CC

ViCreative said...

what I need so badly is a moschino vintage belt!

Vicky
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Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i'm a big fan of belts on tops and dresses. i love all of them. and i think blake looks great in that thin brown belt.

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Emilie said...

Love the thin plain belt!

vdcouture said...

thin and plain of course <3 but both of them are still gorgeous :)

love,vdcouture

Christine Lilwood said...

I love it on Blake!! ;D
The 5 is my fav ;D

Winnie said...

I'm a big fan of belts and I love seeing skinny ones twisted into a loop/knot. I think it looks great and I've got to find one where I can do that myself too!

losaway said...

I love all the belts, but the number 5 is great!
Kisses.

Sara Lynn said...

lol I know how you feel, I am really into belts too! I really like the two you picked, I have f21 and target versions of them :) I wouldn't mind owning those other ones either :P

Clara said...
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Clara said...

i love Drew Berrymore. <3
So i love those post.
xxx

Marie Z. said...

Yes I am into belts. They spice up an outfit!

em.me.ma said...

i really lik e thin belts but thick belts always love lovely on a dres because it can cinch up your waist. . . :)

à la Modest said...

I used to always get thick belts when they were all the rage back then, so now I have a butt load of thick belts. I need the skinny belts to just cinch the waste without really having them too visible, you know? I also buy a lot of vintage, and a lot of them are not in my size, so yeah belts are necessary :)

ilsteviewonder said...

I love belts! i whear one almost everyday whether it can be seen or not! but I love both looks! i really like the studs and the skinny one is always classic.

Maria said...

im into narrow belts now, just need to find a few good ones xx

Pop Champagne said...

lately I've been diggin waist belts too. I have a few narrow belts and I want to get some thick ones now :D

Pretty Pleased said...

I've grown into the waist belts slowly but I got cinch happy this summer...my thin Urban Outfitters belt went with all of my favorite dresses! Can't wait to pair a thicker boyfriend belt with Fall sweaters:)
MC
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KIRAFASHION said...

I love them both, but the sencond picture is so original!!!

KIRAFASHION said...

Love it!

nookie said...

thin plain for me;)

naomemandeflores said...

I really like them, #4 is my favorite!

Christina said...

i looove all belts...but thick ones look better on me!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Great picks- I like both styles. Gotta love a good outfit-transforming belt!

ediot said...

i love belts- but i like them thick and on the hip. but drew looks great with hers too.
thanks for stopping by, hope youre having a wonderful week

xx

MarchMusings said...

Great looking belts. I have a few but still looking for a tan one

Isquisofrenia said...

omg i love belts
i really like the chunky ones !

Johanna - MyShoebox.se said...

I like the thin belt better :)

kirstyb said...

oh i want them all x

Abi said...

I love belts when used in unexpected ways! Like Blake's ;)

Danielle Barbe said...

love drew's! she looks phenomenal!

Grace said...

There are certain ways belts work. And both ladies do it right!

Love Grace.

Marcia B. said...

Mmmm love this belt topic, it's something i always question but i must say i love belt 3!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

I love, love waist cinching belts! I'm actually quite curvy, but my small waist swims in most clothing. Waist belts help me show more of my natural figure.

I love that second belt, especially tied like that!

Hello*Pretty said...

I have a woven skinny belt that wraps around my waist twice. It's extremely versatile.. I wear it with everything. :0 xo- karrie
www.hellopretty.net

StuddedLilly said...

i'm so into skinny belt right now..in fact, my favorite one is kind of breaking apart..time to shop for a new skinny ;)
xx

Ashley said...

I'm loving me the thin belt in the picture, but I love belts of all shapes and colors!

Ashley said...

Loving the skinny one on Blake, especially how she tied it like that! Too cute! :)

-Ashley
http://breakfastatsaks.blogspot.com

Madlooks said...

I love it on Blake. She looks fantastic.
For me I like´em aswell, especially browm one.
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Pearl said...

wonderful! number four I like the most!;)

Valeria said...

I want them all!!!!Valeria
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style'n said...

yes love them both and Drew looks gorgeous!

Joy Chou said...

I like them both... I've found that the only downside of using belts to cinch the waist is that if you decide to consume a meal, you almost always end up feeling like you are about to explode due to restriction of the midsection. So however trendy it is, belts are not always a very wise outfit choice when you're planning to gorge yourself.

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The Backseat Stylers said...

I love both for different outfits. I am all about the cinching!

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

I love this post! I've been on a belt kick lately and this is perfect!

Shanghainese Dumpling said...

To start with I love belts actually I love both thin & thick types depending on what I wear :) out of the 5 belts you have here I love number 3 the most :)

Lara said...

Really nice belts you choosed!

It's increible how can an outfit change with the right belt

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment

Kisses
Lara

Emma said...

I'm loving skinny belts at the moment! I love how Blake's one is tied!