Tuck in right
Belts spell elegance and can be looked beyond their functional purpose.
Suede strips with metal links is high up on the style charts.
``It has long been an axiom of nine that the little things are infinitely the most important.''
A QUOTE so true of belts - the little things that have changed laws of women's dressing. Belts no longer encode formality but instead are tell -- tale factors of personal style and taste.
The coining of word - `belt' goes back to the times when man probably felt the need to hold a drape at the waist with the aid of a pliable cord. Today, the belt is the fastest selling fashion accessory holding a more decorative purpose than functional.
As the waists for both skirts and bifurcates go low, trends indicate broad belts (three to four inches in width) to sit at high hip. From suede to braided stretch yarn, from beaten shapes in silver to sequins strung into a series of safety pins - belts go broader in material choice.
It is time to flaunt heirloom elegance. Chunky, oxidised silver and dull gold versions form a part of this story.
Lay your hand on belts with macrame in processed jute interlaced with colourful porcelain beads.
This is just right for a casual day at college, to a coffer pub or a movie.
New belt ideas
Coated synthetic belts in bright hippy colours like citrus yellow, tomato red and tangy orange should be your pick with the latest over-dyed denim bifurcates. To match up with the hippy element, silver and ruby studs could sink into these coated belts for casual evening events.
The "Girlie look'' is sailing strong with fine rexine and suede in floral cut-out. You could go in for black, white or pink flowers connected with silver (metal) links to form a belt with suede strips hanging in a bunch at two ends - a style concept that gets animated with slightest movement.
Leather belts in deep tan with dull gold rivets and big buckles prevail lending a much sober look. Tuck in bias - cut bright checks into this style concept. Transparent plastic belts with coloured rivets are also up on the style charts.
Shake your waist in lightweight, clutch open belt with silver oval links, leaving a delicate chain to dangle by the side. This story revolves around geometric shapes like square, rectangular and triangular link chains.
Drifting away from the formal look, belts, today have given newer style dimensions to women's dressing.
Not bland and highly interesting are the belts of present day. Make sure that the right one sits at your waist.
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