I could bet, your belt is the most underrated piece of fashion item in your wardrobe, yet it can do so much to make heads turn with your outfit. It’s a totally overlooked piece of accessory.
A belt is not just for holding up your trousers, shorts or skirt.
A great belt can be worn over a free flowing gown to create a whole new fashion look and even a peplum top can be worn with a skinny belt.
Brief history of belts.
Belts can be dated to the bronze age. It was made from crafting a tree bark soaked in water for a period of time, which came out as some sort of resemblance with leather.
It was first used by men as a utility equipment for keeping weapon and tools in place but now it’s also used as piece of luxury.
As it grew more popular, it was worn for different reasons ranging from a utilitarian for soldiers (still used till date), to the monks who wore a sackcloth belt over their cassock, a replica is worn by the Catholic priest to this day.
At some point in history, belts were symbolic. The style and shape of a belt could show a significant difference between the upper and lower social classes.
Though belts were invented by men, women too were not left out as belts were used used to carry fans and purses back in the middle ages. It evolved to the endless styles of bags and even waist bags we see today.
Belts have come a long way, from a man’s utility equity to major fashion statement for men and even women. So I gathered 3 reasons you need to step up your belt game;
1. It makes you appear slimmer and taller:
You have probably heard belts are used to accentuate your waistline giving you the best fashion illusion for your body shape.
A belt could give you a slimmer look when it is worn over a cloth with similar color. A taller look is gained by wearing a belt with the same color of your skirts or trouser.
2. It spices your outfit:
There are skinny, medium and wide belts, made from leather, elastic or synthetic materials. Belts gives you a well-defined look as it can make or break up prints and patterns.
3. Fashion accessories:
Belts can make up a major fashion statement. They could come with stones, glitter and even buckles. If worn right, it can create a unique blend for all the fashion accessories you have on.
What do you think about stepping up your belt game? Let’s hear your opinions in the comments section below.
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