Belts are known for being a fashion accessory. But, although the belt has been around for some time, it wasn’t always a fashion item – for some people, it was a means to hold tools. It is true to say the belt started out as a necessity: something to keep a man’s trousers up around his waist, and a lady’s skirt in a similarly modest position. Your typical belt consists of a long piece of sturdy material with a few hole punches, and a buckle to fasten the two ends together, right? But what you may not have realised are the developments the accessory has gone through to get to the way we know them today.
In today’s society, It’s a little accessory that can make a major impact. The belt was seen widely on spring’s waist-focused runways, most memorably at Alexander McQueen and Burberry Prorsum. Doing wonders for both men and women, a seemingly pedestrian belt has the power to create curves or simply add polish to even the most casual outfit.