Rescue your belts! Defining the waist is among the big bets of past runways, bringing fashionista upgrades to ensembles.
Belts are no longer mere utility items, they have become an essential accessory for a styling trick. Camila’s polka dots dress by Chloè, gains femininity with the addition of the thick Louis Vuitton belt, a piece chosen to converse with the handbag also by the same brand.
Whether they are the most elaborate pieces or more geared to the workwear, the appeal was affixed to households as Yves Saint Laurent, Alberta Ferretti and Balenciaga to escape the obvious.
Under the gaze of Demna Gvasalia, Balenciaga brought defined waist as a balance to the elongated proportions of pieces with an oversized 80’s vibe.
The cool thing is that we notice that now it shows up in various sizes, meshing well with flowy maxi dresses, such as styles by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini.
I embraced the trend in two ways: with a metallic leather belt by Carol Bassi, to bring more structure to the fluidity of the blouse in lightweight fabric with shoulder to shoulder neckline by Olympiah; and to emphasize the sportswear of the tweed midi skirt + bare shoulder top, I opted for a belt with multi buckles, which brought even more personality to my look.
It’s such a versatile trend that highlights the silhouette and shapes the body of a woman!