Monday, June 8, 2009

Belt Bible

From obis and multi-buckle wide waist cinchers to skinny stunners, belts run the gamut!
Fashion Flashback: Italian Vogue, December 2007. Runway photos via style.com except where noted.
3.1 Phillip Lim
Alberta Ferretti
Balenciaga
Balmain
Blugirl
Bottega Veneta
Carolina Herrera
Chanel
Chloé
Christian Dior
D&G
Dsquared2
Elie Saab
Emanuel Ungaro
Emporio Armani
Gaultier
Giorgio Armani
Givenchy
Gucci

Hermés
Kenzo
Kris Van Assche
Limi Feu
Louis Vuitton
Marc by Marc Jacobs
Matthew Williamson, via nymag.com
Moschino
Moschino Cheap & Chic
Oscar de la Renta
Requiem
Temperley, via nymag.com
Versace
Zac Posen, via nymag.com
Jack Rabbit four buckle belt at twentythirtyforty.net.
Deal of the Day: Anne Klein canvas belt with patent detail, $40 at anneklein.com.
Antik Batik Save Big canvas belt, at shopbop.com.
The Shiny Sash, at americanapparel.net.
Vera Wang abstract beaded belt at vionnetboutique.com.
Ted Baker double buckle waist belt, at asos.com
Oscar de la Renta double buckle belt; this and next four at net-a-porter.com.
Chloé metallic leather belt.
Stella McCartney wide lace-up belt ~ CC looooooves!
Alexander McQueen Hologram belt.
Alberta Ferretti fringed tassel-adorned belt.
Bouquet sash belt at jcrew.com.
Tell CC, darlings: Which one do you want to get wrapped up in?
xoxox,
CC
P.S. Check out some very cool belts by Strapped Belts that were just accepted into the New York International Gift Show for August here.

89 comments:

Anika said...

Hey gorgeous CC, love this post. Are you a belt-kinda gal? I can see you as one....don't know why.

And check out the model in the 2nd shot (Philip Lim). LOVEEE her hair! Gorgeous.

Hope you're having a fab week bella, and that you found those wicked shoes :)

Fashion Moment said...

Wow, I LOVE belts, especially corset-belts, and this Louis Vuitton is gorgeous!
Have a great Monday,

FM~FP~AF

Blair said...

I am trying to start rocking some belts to spruce up some older dresses! Such a great way to add a little something to an outfit. I am very much in love with that bronze chloe belt and I have just to dress to wear it with!

trendkat said...

Oh my gosh! I love belts! Seriously. It's the first thing I look at when I go to goodwill because they are only a dollar. That's probably why I own SO many!

Love the accessory post!

Wanderlusting said...

Love the look of the Moschino Cheap & Chic, so unusual. The McQueen also :)

BTW YAY! Having my 500th Post Contest FINALLY! Come one, come all to enter and win cool dresses :)

Sweety P said...

I live in belts! It is my favorite accessory!

Savvy Mode SG said...

I love the red belt with black dress. i was just reading about how to put on an obi on a kimono last night. how weird is that. : )

Pau said...

Love LV Belts.
XXX Carrie, Nice family ;)

The Seeker said...

I can't help myself... I'm always telling I'm a belts lover!!!

Love them all!!!

Have a nice week, dear

xoxo

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhhh. So many lovely pieces. LOVE that Stella and I'm also kind of digging that American Apparel bow number.

WendyB said...

These all look fantastic -- but personally I feel SO uncomfortable in belts. Like, constricted. And stubby. :-(

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love the Ted Baker double buckle waist belt! gorgeous!

janettaylor said...

OMG that post. Fab! I totally love that Hermés ones...

XoXo

freeteyme said...

this is exactly what I needed. A belt inspiration. Happy Monday CC!

OceanDreams said...

I love that pink corset belt, tan belt, and fabric gathered belts. So pretty! Thanks for always keeping us gals updated on the latest fashion. ;)

style crusader said...

I'm not really a belt person, i mean i have a few that i like to wear with dresses, sometimes with jeans but thats rare. I really want that AA bow belt though. idk for some reason i am just not big on accessories, i hardly ever buy belts!

MissNeira said...

ugh those belts are orgasmic!! more women should cinch their waists with them!

Hanako66 said...

I just ordered that jcrew belt!

I love these looks...belts can add so much to an outfit!

NutriGirl said...

Givenchy.... I'd love to have it and wear with an LBD as a statement piece.

x

Jennifer said...

Fab fab fab!! I especially love that gold sash. :)

prettyneons said...

I find belts such a nightmare, I can never find any really interesting ones on the high street so I skip them...because their just too, too bland.

However these belts are unique, now if only I could buy one or perhaps two of these!
PeAce & BoWs...
prettyneOns x

Funms-the rebirth said...

When i want to glam up my work outfit, i simply add a skinny belt.... the result= amazing!!!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

Wow, amazing post. REALLY. It would take me all day to put that together! Loving the Louis Vuitton black studded and the gold sash with bow in back (sexy!) from American A.

FrouFrouu said...

Got to love how belts, particularly the high waisted variety, accentuate the female figure so.

Such an amazing selection of photos - great post!

- frouu/ nadia

sandra said...

belts are amazing! so simple, and in a sec hugs up your curves and...viola! great look!

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. These belts are awesome. They definitely can make an outfit.

Tracy-Girl said...

love love love all of the belts! they make any outfit fabulous!

Tiffany said...

i am a total belt girl. Wearing a gold one right now! but I do need more with embellishments, I just never know how to wear them!

The Little Fashion Treasury said...

Hi CC!
Happy sunny monday to you!

I felt directly in love with this gold multi-studded belt
from... is it Louis Vuitton?
Mon Dieu... it´s 2die4!!!!!

A little Princess said...

Yes to belts! For simple daily outfits, they're just so darn easy. In your previous post, you and your sisters look so lovely, like a wonderful trio xoxo

Elizabeth Marie said...

Thank you CC! I haven't really been a belt wearer, but have been thinking about it a lot...and this post is full of inspiration. I swear you read all your followers minds, you're so perfect!

xoxo

Meg said...

I love the look of contrasting belts. Great post, as usual.

Ruby said...

wow, I love the belts!

Sher said...

The wider the better. It makes me look skinny :)

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

Hi CC!
Well, now that my diet is in full gear I can start thinking about my wardrobe again - and having a waist!! I'll be popping by for lots of inspiration. Hope all is well. Loved seeing your photo below.
Catherine

lisa said...

Such beautiful options, all of them! I'd be hard pressed to choose just one, but I do like the look of the black belt in the first picture and the Ted Baker belt--I like the ruggedness of the big buckles.

OmnisLucis said...

oh no, you keep making me add to my shopping list! i want the ones by ted baker and kris van assche.

Erika said...

I really want a belt now. Maybe with a little bow. Or a flower. Ban.do is loaded with belts that I want to call my own! :)

Laura said...

Hi miss CC,
I have a question for you: I was in love with the dark blue big belt from Matthew Williamson for H&M with studs but was on holiday when they were sold in stores.
Do you know were to find alternatives that +/- range for the same price?
Hope you can help me ;)
Love the post!
x Laura
http://stylecoaching.blogspot.com

Darla said...

That first picture is freaking amazing! Those shoes are killer as well and the belt dont even get me started.
♥Darla

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

what an adorable collection !!! I have seen at least 7 belts I would LOVE to have ...
very funny as I broke my favorite belt this morning ... can't still believe it ... planning official belt funerals for tomorrow ...:)

have a great monday

loft in soho said...

Amazing post dear CC!
I love the corset belts, can make an outfit.

xxx

HiFashion said...

I love belts. I've only recently discovered how great they are though. Oh well, better late than never.

J'Adore Fashion said...

i like the skinny belts and love the balmain and LV belts--i guess i lean towards studded or rock appeal belts ;)
xxox

La Belette Rouge said...

All the belts are gorgeous. You have enough belts to make an old and a new testament of bibles.
xo

Guapólog@ said...

Some of my favorite accesories!! Love the Oscar de la Renta blue and black dress!

Beso!

Simone

Tea For Two said...

You have such a great blog. It's packed with inspiration and the layout is cool.

Marian said...

I love the power of a belt honey! they can do so much for the body line and figure. that fringed alberta ferreti is beautiful!
muah x
marian

Secretista said...

Loveee this post. Is that model in the teal tube dress wearing a scrunchie?!?!?!?!?? Let me guess. That's from American Apparel?

Cammila said...

Giant, cinching belts are the best. Especially those double buckle ones! They're so flattering, my cat would probably look good in a double buckle belt.

Peter Breese said...

Wonderful images as always! That Italian Vogue image is fantastic.

jess said...

I like wide belts. I love the lace up one,but the bouquet one is to die for.

pixelhazard said...

Oh I love that first one. Have been looking for another belt to add to the collection

Miranda said...

love it!
but i don't wear belts all that often... i'm so lazy! ahahaha

Diego R. Wyatt said...

Belts are such a necessary accessory now. I love multiple buckles and plays on texture. The Matthew Williamson belt is amazing! I also love the use of the belt in the Armani look...so chic! The Gaultier belt is super stunning as is the Elie Saab. The silhouettes belts create are mind-blowingly beautiful...if worn properly lol

Sam said...

Impossible to choose the best in this stunning collection! Absolutely gorgeous post for sure!

Gisela said...

Love that Steven Meisel print on print shoot! Its one of my favorites!! Awesome post!
xo!
-Gisela
www.heightsoffashion.typepad.com

TheBeautyFile said...

I'd like to know how we lived without belts in the first place....where is our waist without them??! I love the look of the black leather wrap around...need to get me one that's tre long & the perfect texture for wrapping.

Gєммα;∂ιℓєммα. said...

They are all gorgeous but if I had to pick some, my favourites would be the emporio armani, louis vuitton and zac posen belts.

Great post.
x

Carol said...

Love those belts! I have recently gotten into wearing them all the time and love what they do for an outfit.

Annie said...

I'm desperate for a big awesome waist cincher..

Gabbi said...

Gorgeous, my most favorite is that pretty Jack Rabbit four buckle belt... great name too!xo

Terence Sambo said...

love the first belt, dope!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amelia said...

I love the blue-red-purple combo with the Alberta Ferretti. I need to wear my belts more.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-Love this post, my fave is the Alexander McQueen one! I adore belts, but should wear them more often as I do have loads!

Federica said...

So glamourous!

raspberry said...

Must must must!
Oh, and I just fell for that Ungaro dress. I mean, whoa I want it!

Love,
Razzmatazz

caroline said...

belts are the best invention ever! i can't picture my wardrobe without them. they can change a whole outfit..
xxx

pranksygang said...

the belts are soooooo pretty!! i never! lovely post!

Deine kleine Schwester said...

Hi sweet Carrie,
yes, you're a belt girl for sure!
It's the same with belts and with sunglasses (and with shoes of course) - a woman can't have enough of them!
Thanks for showing an amazing collection!
Have a fabulous day!
Huggies, Sofie

www.modediktat.de

yiqin; said...

I always feel so inspired when I come to your blog! I think belts change an outfit alot!!

closeup said...

awesome! totally love the first one

Carlotta said...

an outfit without a gorgeous belt is nothing!! I love to wear belts , very inspiring post :)

Laura Trevey said...

Awesome belts ~~ LOVE the red patent leather one!

Great post!
xo Laura

E said...

D&G and Matthew Williamson have won my heart for this Fall. *sigh!*

Amazing Style said...

i avoid wearing belts. i never find the right belt or if i find it, when i arrive home i don't like it anymore. i'm like a spoiled child

Diane said...

i'm in need of a new belt or two...and everytime i go shopping for them lately i cant find what i'm looking for :(

R.A said...

OMG, I love it all! Overwhelminggg...

p/s: your header image rocks!

polishedsense said...

I LOVE those belts!!!!! You have great taste lady! Love your blog. Now following :)

Little Bow Prep said...

Eeeek! Terrific post!

I adore the first black dress.

The Chanel, Zac Posen, Alberta Ferretti, and J.Crew belts are awesome!

The Christian Dior suit, the Requiem dress, and the Emanuel Ungaro outfit are darling!

Guapólog@ said...

I love Pedro García shoes!! So originals!

BTW, I'm comming to NYC this week! Only for 2 days (work, you know) but give some ideas of original shopping/eating/partying!!

Besos!

Simone

fashion herald said...

Fantastic group, I think wide, metal belts are my favorite, but they do nothing for my nonexistent waist. I stick to the skinny belts or hip slingers.

ZombieLace said...

Can you believe the word "belt" can refer to so many different things? They complete an outfit like nothing else in my opinion!

Girl Japan said...

Is that a belt/wrap flower? Oh my gosh, if it is .... I want it.. Jcrew? You make me feel like i need another PT job ....

wreckedstellar said...

I love love love the model's outfit with the blue ruffle collar blouse and suit with the light fishnet stockings! So business chic!

http://www.wreckedstellar.wordpress.com

Sasi said...

Mmm love the dresses at Balmain and Ungaro!

Alya said...

I'm really liking thin belts at the moment. Great selection :)

HoneyBunny said...

Wow, fabulous post darling! Love belts of all kinds, recently I can;t get enough of the studded ones:)

lookrichbitch said...

i love belts! at least how they look on other girls! haha. i've purchased about 3 belts but i haven't worn them out yet. must be brave....