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Get Familiar: ‘Bye’-Waisted Belt?

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I just want to get this out of the way first and foremost, I am NOT saying that the “high-waisted belt” look is out.  I’m just saying that there comes a time where as an Urban Graduette you have to switch it up.  Now I will admit that the belted look does make an outfit “pop” depending on the choice of belt.  BUT we have all seen this look abused one too many times [see below]

So here is another weapon to add to your fashion arsenal…a tie waist blouse.  Can ya dig it, dolly? Sorry, that was my lame attempt at inserting some nostalgic slang because the high-waisted look is from like the Fifties.

way too high.

way too high.

too low.

too low.

just right.

just right.

BCBGMAXAZRIA silk tie waist blouse

BCBGMAXAZRIA tie waist blouse

...$88.80 on BLUEFLY

...$88.80 on BLUEFLY

Richard Ruiz tie waist silk blouse...

Richard Ruiz tie waist blouse

...$224

...$224

Arden B. tie waist blouse

Arden B. tie waist blouse, $68

Escada tie waist blouse, $790

Escada tie waist blouse, $790

Sooo here is another suggestion (more like a FASHION FORECAST)…wear an Obi (帯, おび).  An 帯, おび is a Japanese sash usually worn with kimonos and keikogis (better known as the gi).  Here are some pictures to get you started but it’s a lot more fun to figure out your own way to rock em.

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  1. the “obis” are so hot! i love the texture and flare that they add to an outfit…

    i have one in a brown pseudo-leather material that makes my white shirt and khaki’s really pop. it takes the blah outfit to trendy in 2 seconds!

    ladebelle

    November 19, 2008 at 8:59 pm


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