No – this is not a campaign for car safety – however, I will say that only total idiots drive around without wearing a seat belt – be good 🙂
This post is instead about the wonder that is….THE BELT! After a recent session with a fantastic Dubai-based stylist (Natalie Trevis: www.stylephilesdubai.com) I have re-kindled my love for those little waist-defining straps. So which belts are hot (or not!) this summer?
There’s a big trend this season for OBI belts….but I’m not a fan. The Obi is a traditional Japanese belt, used to keep the Kimono wrapped around the body. It’s very hard for a normal, curvy, not 7-foot tall woman to look good with such a wide block around her waist. Here are a few of the designer Obis on display this season….but personally, I’d steer clear unless you are a super model! Besides, they have a tendancy to look like you nicked your nan’s curtain ties…
There were also a lot of Bow Belts on the runway for Spring Summer 2011 – now these, I like!