Early in my training to become a Stylist, I realized that alot of what I had believed was wrong. The reason belts at the waist rarely work for me is that my silhouette is hourglass (X), not figure-eight (8). Actually, dropped waist is a good option for me for a number of reasons. This post is from over seven years ago, but if I still had the pieces, I would consider wearing the look in the first picture. With accessories 😉
Why did it just not work when one friend took her belt off the other night and put it on another friend in the same, low-slung position?
- Scale: In general, the details (straps and so-forth) worn on the upper body should relate to the scale of the facial features. Details on the lower body relate to apparent body size.
- Silhouette: My natural silhouette
is Type 8Type X (hourglass). In both the examples where the belt is worn at the waist, the shape has somehow been transformed into more of an I.
- Frumpiness: Just what accounts for the frumpiness of the belt-at-waist looks? /li>
Length balancing is the key to dodging the frump factor: 50/50 is boring.
From the top of the turtleneck to the belt worn at the hip is 2 1/2 “units”, from the bottom of the turtleneck to the hem of the pants is 4. What’s in between, especially with the smaller belt, is accent and can be subtracted from the total. For the belt at the waist looks to work, the top would have to be tucked in.
I think …