Fresh off the Catwalk: Cinched in High Waisted Belts



Belt it Out

The look hot on the catwalks for this Autumn/Winter has got everyone singing

From Alexander McQueen to Burberry, the on-trend item for this season is all about simple, cinched in waist belts.

This motif ran rife throughout many of the collections presented during London 2012 Fashion Week, with almost every outfit being teamed with this classic, yet very simple accessory.

This season collections clearly display the shift from flamboyant blockbuster garments, to ensembles that are more readily wearable for the everyday consumer, further exemplified within Burberry’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection of rustic, art deco inspired colours and clutches.

Particularly focused on the bow belt, this chic business look was combined with a peplum flounce and below the knee pencil skirts; the waist belt was employed to achieve a perfect hourglass silhouette, adding emphasis on the hips, and a subtle nostalgia for the 30’s.

This trend has not only been seen throughout Burberry’s collection, but the likes of; Temperley London, Badgley Mischka, Fendi, Stella McCartney and Jovoich-Hawk, have added to the extensive list of designers having adopted and interpreted these looks, thus displaying that the womanly, hourglass figure is now back in style.

With this trend being so accessible and versatile, it is now possible to get the look straight off the catwalk.

Cinched in waist belts add form and figure to a dress. By placing the belt around the natural waistline, it will allow for a well-defined, shapelier figure.

This look can also be achieved by tucking a top into high waisted pants or a high waisted skirt, and placing a simple belt where the two intersect.

Take a page out of the top designers books this season, throw that figure forgiving babydoll dress away, and embrace your womanly form with the simplistic, yet very chic cinched in waist belt.


Sammy Jade xx


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