It used to be about a more shapeless look over narrow, but now it’s all about the waist, and with the waist comes the belt and Belted dresses, a trend sweeping the industry at the moment. Here are all the details that you need to know about Belted Dresses.
The usage of a belt is the major distinguishing feature of a belted dress. This type of garment can have a belt that is inextricably tied to it, or in certain situations, belted dresses can have completely distinct belts.
The belts used on belted dresses can range widely in style, from wide belts to belts fashioned from the dress’ own fabric in some instances. Some belts can be made of elastic, leather, or contrasting textiles.
The belted dress has been around since at least the middle of the 1950s. It was still fashionable in the late 1970s for daytime wear, and it had a major impact on fashion in the 1980s when belts were unusually broad. 1980 saw the introduction of self-fabric tie belts for the workplace in addition to elastic belts with a big, noticeable buckle for casual use.