I’ve got a small waist and a curvier bottom half. So, wearing a belt with jeans, slacks and skirts is often necessary. Depending on the fit, I’ll buy these items a size larger to properly fit around my hips and backside.
For the pricier/higher quality pieces that I know will last a few seasons, I’ll take them to a tailor and have the waist altered so that the garment fits properly throughout. However, for cheaper quality pieces (think: fast fashion stores), I won’t spend money on alterations, because it oftentimes costs just as much as the actual clothing item itself; hence the need for a belt to help keep them up.
With that said, there’s nothing worse than wearing a belt underneath a top (that you don’t want to tuck in) and having the buckle bulge stick out. So I was excited when the team at Beltaway contacted me about trying their new line of adjustable stretch belts that lay completely flat underneath your garments.
I was sent two styles: a wide belt that works best worn with clothing items that have larger belt loops, as well as a skinny belt that holds up better with pieces with smaller belt loops. Both retail for $19.95 and come in two sizes that fit women 0 to 14 and 16 to 2X.
Although these are not the most fashion-forward looking belts, they are extremely comfortable to wear. They’re flexible, made with elastic and because you can adjust them, eating while wearing one (yes, that is a real concern with Thanksgiving right around the corner) is a breeze.
Check out the side-by-side comparison below. The top photo is me with the Beltaway wide belt, while the lower image is with a standard belt of the same width. The difference is EXTREMELY noticeable. With the Beltaway, my shirt lies flat in the front and back with absolutely no bulges. Without it, you’ll see that in addition to a front buckle bulge, there’s also one in the back because I had to put the standard belt on the tightest belt hole in an attempt to “disguise” the waist gap in the back — it distracts from the outfit and isn’t cute at all.
For girls with body types similar to my own, this garment accessory is a must-have! Go to www.beltaway.com to see their full line of accessories in varying sizes and colors.
Keep it stylish,
**DISCLOSURE** Stylin’ & Profilin’ was provided product samples for review. The opinions expressed here are our own.