Sunday, May 31, 2009

Belted Girl

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Belts are a girl’s best friend! Tips on best ways to wear:

1. Cinch the smallest part of your waist with a fashion belt -- anything along the hip area will only make the area look larger.

2. Use belts to cinch voluminous shirts/tunics, or dresses.

3. Dress up a fitted shirt or blazer by pairing with a contrasting color or embellished belt.

4. Use slimmer belts with closer fitting simpler styles. Use larger belts for large print or detail (ex. ruffles) styles.

Have fun with it - mix and match, and a little "bling", etc. Don't be afraid to experiment - you can always make changes!

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19 comments:

~Hurricane B~ said...

Love the bright and sunny shoes again. Great tips with the belts. Thanks for answer one readers question. Which in turn answered all of us that did not ask.=)

Natasha said...

Love the belted looks. Belts are my new favorite fashion accessory.

Kerri said...

So when you mentioned that you had 8 piercings, you inspired me to get a piercing this weekend. Ouch! And it rubs. Ouch! Did I say, Ouch!

Penny said...

oh my goodness...I love all these outfits!

Nadine said...

I love belted outfits - thank you for sharing yours :).

Katie said...

Love the collection of belt pics! It shows all of the creative ways you have worn belts...

Belts are something I am just beginning to explore! I love how it pulls the waist in and has a slimming effect!

...but then again, we can't all have your amazing curves! :-)

Kate said...

HI! Thank you, thank you so much for answering my question. You really took the time and it means a lot to me. :)

All your outfits are really jaw-dropping. :D

Thanks once again!

Diana said...

I've become a big fan of belted outfits too. Love the mix of zebra with yellow shoes!

Beatrice said...

Wow, all these are excellent pictorials of what you can do with a belt. I have such a short distance between my hips and my ribcage, but I do still wear belts that are of medium width, and I can still make it work had the outfit called for a wide belt.
Love all your dresses!

Londyn said...

Kerri - welcome to the piercing family! you must have gotten your belly button done - right? that was one of the most painful and irritating initially.


Kate - you're very welcome! I was happy to answer your question and glad it was helpful :)

cbenavides said...

Just discovered your blog, and I am LOVING it. You have an amazing sense of style- classic and fun. I am a little afraid of belts, but you have given me the courage to give them a try. Keep up the great posts!!

Kerri said...

Um, my belly button? Not exactly...

Kari said...

You wear all styles of belts extremely well, Londyn.

I love the dress - great animal print!

Boutique Girl said...

I love this look!

Londyn said...

Kerri - LOL... okay no more guessing. funny thing is that I've gotten some piercings people thought would REALLY hurt, but for whatever reason they weren't that horrible. I hope you heal quickly!!! ;)

Anonymous said...

where do you get your belts? they are so cute. I have looked at all the stores and can't find anything cute. The ones you have with the flowers are adorable. Please tell us where to get them!

Londyn said...

Thanks - I have to admit that I purchased probably 1/2 my belts at thrift or vintage stores. Even if thrift is not your thing - I find belts (and necklaces and purses) items that can always be found at thrift places and don't typically come with the "yuck - somebody else's stuff" factor.

The leaf buckle belt was a gift, so I'm not sure where it was from - sorry!

Some of my belts are also from Macy's, TJ Maxx, and Target.

Hope this helps!

Treatment Shop said...

Nice Post! I also read some of your postings. I really learned a lot of things. Thank you for sharing.

jacque said...

will belts work even for someone who has a tummy?