I am on the hunt for a wide brown belt. This is a rather monumental event for me because I’m short and short people don’t wear belts. This one doesn’t anyway. But I I am reconsidering (obviously, given this post – duh). I have a black dress I got from H & M a couple years ago that resembles a giant hefty bag. Apparently I bought it when I was fat and tired of wearing fat pants. Seems I opted for a fat dress instead.
Anyway… the dress is actually pretty cute, IF it had some shape to it. And its got pockets which makes it a keeper in general. So to give it some shape, I figure a belt is the quicker and cheaper way to go rather than taking it to a tailor and basically having it remade.
However, this little belt scavenger hunt is proving to be a little more difficult than I expected. I’ve already checked 2 local Ross stores, Target and Old Navy. Nothin! So it’s time I turn to my old pal, Mr. Internets. He never lets me down. As a matter of fact, he’s come up with a number of different viable options in the world of brown belts. Now I need YOU to help me choose one!
First, we have this Steve Madden braided option from Overstock. I like that its thin where the buckle is, which I think will help with the illusion of a small waist. But I’m not entirely sold on the shape of the buckle. I like a more square buckle, I think.
Next up we have this camel colored one with a gold buckle. Too western? Maybe.
There’s this linked leather belt from Forever 21, but its not adjustable.
Then we have this stretch belt that’s brown with a contrasting cream band. Kinda pretty. Lots of hardware going on there.
This fishtail belt is kind of interesting. But again, not adjustable.
How about this asymmetrical pullback belt? It’s quite a bit more than I’d like to spend, but it is quite lovely!
Here’s another version of the stretch belt, in a more muted shade of brown. Pony? Mule? What would you call that color?
And in completely unrelated news, how fab is this yellow belt from Ruche! Egads, I want it? Yes, yes, yes! Unfortunately, it’s out of stock, so I suppose it will have to wait.
But back to the topic at hand – brown belts… Which one would you choose? Or do they all just plain suck?