Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Belt it Out!

They’re jeweled, backwards, multiplied and otherwise modified and made more magnificent – these belts are statement pieces to treasure!
At right: Naomi's YSL ad, courtesy Fellow Fashionista Detour2Mode.
Lacroix couture back-belt;
Runway photos via except where otherwise credited.
Chanel Couture jeweled leaf motif
Dolce & Gabbana's red ribbon with brooches
Fendi wide suede belt with pouch
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture’s purely decorative skinny belt
Hermés, via
Jean Paul Gaultier Couture
Oscar de la Renta shiny tortoise, at right, courtesy
Skinny black belts at Thakoon

Dsquared2… Too much is never enough!
Marc by Marc Jacobs quadruple patterned cinchers
Sophia Kokosalaki embellished buckle
Missoni’s stone, metal and leather cincher
Marc Jacobs’ cheeky safety pin-fastened obi
3.1 Phillip Lim
Matthew Williamson
Gucci (left)
Karl Lagerfeld (right)
Louis Vuitton
Christian Lacroix (at right)
A bold red patent belt, photographed by Fellow Fashionista Kamel of Style and the City Paris
Yves Saint Laurent steel belt; this and next pictured courtesy
Louis Vuitton curled metal belt
Cynthia Rowley bicycle belt
Alexander McQueen Punjab waist belt, at
Emporio Armani, pictured via
Tuxedo triple latch belt, at
Azzedine Alaia, via Vogue Paris
Hayden Harnett corset belt. Visit
Martin Margiela viscose belt, at
Bilibin belt, at
Mayle Braque belt, at
Alexander McQueen skinny neon belt; this and next at
Roberto Cavalli enamel buckle belt, at right
Hang ‘em high, at Salvatore Ferragamo, right.
Burberry patent leather belt, at
Last Look: an extra wide cincher courtesy Fellow Fashionista Song of Style.
Get belted, darlings!


Anonymous said...

oo the belt that's tied into the knot is awesome! said...

I love belts... I am belt fanatic fan! :D

xoxo: Janet

Sharon S said...

Hi there-what a lovely selection, I love Jean Paul Gaultiers and the Missoni one best!

Anonymous said...

I love the Lacroix couture back-belt!
And thank you for commenting & liking my photos! :)

WendyB said...

I love belts on other people but I HATE wearing them. I feel so uncomfortable.


Silks and jewel toned hues, I'm in love! :)

Thanks for the kind comment, my lovely Couture Carrie! xo


Indeed! Belt highlights the waist in such a beautiful way. I got one brown leather belt from Dries Van Noten I really love and some of your selection are true eye candy.

Anonymous said...

Wooow thanks, I'm so glad you like it !
This article is really impressive... I love belts, especially highwaisted... I wear them all the time ! I'm especially in love with the one from last Spring from Alessandro Dell'Acqua, the huge pink or blue... can't forget that shape !
He does beautiful belts, really...
And the McQueen, and.... woooow I love so much of them^^.
But this is a fantastic and inspiring selection, thanks !!

Baybay Mama said...

I was so happy to see this belt post today! I was looking in Harper's Bazaar and noticed that belts are still in....yippie! The only thing is, it can be so hard to find a reasonably priced oversized-that-does not-look-cheap belt.

Allison said...

I'm so thankful for the belt trend - how fun! And it can transfer even the most frumpy of outfits into something stylish and fun!

Yesterday I tried on a Philip Lim dress that just hung on me - add a belt and some heels and voila! Completely different look :)

Love the post as always, dearest CC.

MizzJ said...

Great picks, I especially love the multi-stranded ones and the one tied into a bow - so unique and edgy. Sadly I find that belts are not the most flattering on me and far from defining a waist, only highlights my non-hourglass figure :(

Danz said...

Hey CC, I'm a huge belt lover! Especially ones that are embellished to the max like those from Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana! I also really love 80s belt buckles.

Hope you're having a great day luv :)

Frieda l'écuyère said...

Never too many belts! The sales start in France and I bought a blue one today !

Camille said...

Belts pull together outfits like magic! These are all beautiful.
The Cynthia Rowley bicycle belt is now on my wishlist!

Make Do Style said...

So many belts - a girl can never have too many belts! I'll take the lot.

Lisa said...

I've never been much of a belt girl, but I recently bought a replica of the black studded belt (on sale for $10--score!) SJP wore in the SATC movie and now I can't stop coming up with outfits to wear with it. :-)

Notion said...

Hey i'll definitely tell my woman to come check yo page out she loves this fashion stuff

La Belette Rouge said...

These are beautiful belts. I only have three belts. Poor me.;-)

MakeupByRenRen said...

belts instant kick up an outfit up a notch, i need to pull some of mine out of retirement!

Reena Rai said...

Very inspirational post. I'm glad that the humble belt has been having a fashion moment over the last couple of years, it can really make an outfit as all of these images show

Winnie said...

I love belts too, I wear them all the time!

Love + Cake said...

Those are fab!! I love belts. I really like that one near the top, that has a pouch? That's so sweet.

Love your blog!

x. mav

Aysha's Rabbit Hole said...

love the bicycle belt!!!!

Fashion Addict said...

Oh now you have made me want to go out shopping for belts! I really don't have a lot so I should get some more...

leeselooks said...

hi beauty.

so that phillip lim belt has to be one of favorites of all time.
when i saw it walk down spring 09 i got instantly excited!


Frankie said...

I NEED the bike ones!!! x

Lil Midget said...

Corset belts all the way!! Yeww!


Anonymous said...

I'm loving the chanel leaf one and the giant yellow obi belt. such statement pieces!

Anonymous said...

These belts are pretty fab carrie but you know.. I have not worn a belt is so long.. not something I want to define just yet.. ahhaa "wink"!

Susanna-Cole King said...

Hm, I was getting really sick of belted dresses, but thanks to yoru post I'm seeing this trend with new eyes again! :)

Thanks for your comment dear, you're so sweet! <3


i.d. said...

I love D & G's red ribbon belt! The belt is the most underrated accessory. :)

Annabel Wendt (LoveMore) said...

oh i love love belts! they add so much to outfits! xx LM

Amy C said...

totally fab and fun - LOVE the zebra print - I have a skinny one like that and cant stop wearing it but its starting to get a little bald spot!

Liv Bambola said...

OMG Salvatore Ferragamo's whole outfit is just awesome!!! *jaw drops*

I love the idea of lots of skinny belts layerd, but the wrapped belt with the big pin caught my eye too! =) They can really create an outfit.

Missa said...

That Valentino belt is very reminiscent of the crazy rope belts from the 80's that I see in thrift stores all the time.

Love the Fendi belt with the pouch!

Little Bow Prep said...

Ooooh! I especially like the bow one!

I like to wear belts to sinch in loose tops.

Anonymous said...

belts are the ultimate accessory! :)

La C.

Anthea said...

OMg magnificent! I am kicking myself for leaving all my fab belts at home in Vancouver..ah well..all the more excuse to improve my wardrobe right? If you get a chance..check out my Tokyo Street Fashion Photos!

Holly said...

im obsessed with belts. i love the MJ one with the safety pin and of course the chanel jeweled leaves!!

Angela said...

i love belt, just makes a gal's waist look so tiny and feminine. that emporio armani belt is very pretty on. i tried it in the store and it's very pretty very black or raspberry.

Meg said...

I love the bicycle buckle!

Nina (Femme Rationale) said...

omg, is that esther canadas in the white dress? she still models? i used to love her. i remember her donna karan ads w/mark vanderloo. they were so hot together.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Carrie!

I love your banner pic, so pretty.

So many beautiful belts, the Chanel leaf one is just breathtaking.

I'm resolving to buy less magazines - its great to know that I can come to your blog and quickly get an update fix! xxx

Bibbi-Jeanette said...

I love the one that goes around the waist 3 times !

Da Fashionista said...

the obis are my faves but the bejeweled ones are tempting my tummy too.

Margaux said...

Lots of great belts.

agnes said...

belts have never been this big.. and i love it! i use a old scarf as my belt a week ago, and it was just soo fun :)

and i love the one from philip lim.

Anonymous said...

All of these belts look amazing!

Shes Dressing Up said...

Wow I'd love to invest in a statement belt this season

Sydney said...

love the giant saftey pin and the bicycle belt!

Candice said...

the ungaro heels are gorgeous!

and i think i am enamored by the lanvin dress

jenn of boy howdy daily said...

i love the belt with the bicycle on it. so cute.

Sasi said...

I really loved how Gucci worked on the belts last winter.

Angeline said...

Where can I purchase the Cynthia Rowley bicycle belt? I love it!