A Compliment to streamline Simplicity: Double-wrap Belt

As one of 80’s trends, double-wrap belt came back in 2008 and are still having its moments till now. If you have noticed Victoria Beckham’s outfits in the past few months, in addition to her Fall 2012 collection which was presented during this year’s NYF, you would admit this trend:

Victoria in LA

The blue dress is Victoria’s favorite one from her collection. Her own design really cinched her svelte figure. But it was the black double-wrap belt that really caught my eyes. It added more texture and edge to the sleek, body-hugging dress, let alone the versatile color. It had been spotted on Victoria many times and also in her collection. She used it with dresses, cardigans, even coat. From casual to work look, this belt got the job done.

Victoria in Beverly Hills
Victoria in NYC
Victoria at an Oscars Fete
Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Casual Dresses (from
Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Belted Dresses (from
Victoria Beckham Fall 2012 Work Dresses (from

To me, a stylish yet functional wrap belt like this is a wardrobe staple and as important as our LBDs. It draws the attention to our slimmest part, give us the right portion we pursue. The layered look adds texture and dimension to any outfit, make it more interesting and polishing.

Besides the universal black, there are many other color options: a metallic one makes the simple red or purple dress futuristic and sophisticated; a nude one makes a office-look stylish yet appropriate; a white one makes any solid colored dress fresh and spring-ready:

DIANE VON FURSTENBERG Haley metallic wrap belt
STELLA MCCARTNEY Double wrap belt
3.1 PHILLIP LIM double wrap belt.

For more affordable versions, I personally scored one from Gap which exudes a similar edgy vibe to Victoria’s. I couldn’t find it online, but this beaded one is quite interesting

Gap Wrapped beaded belt

This one by fossil is also available:

Fossil Double Twist

Victoria once said:”I’ve always had to make the best of what I’ve got.” So learn from her spirit, show off your beauty in the “the sucky-sucky dress”, and spice it up with your double-wrap belt!

By Helen Hou

I'm Helen. In the huge fashion world, what attracts me the most is the way different people accessorize themselves. Our daily outfit choices are not just about the pieces we pick, they relate to something lurking deeply within our hearts: how we feel about ourselves, how we express ourselves to the rest of the world, what kind of people do we want to be and what kind of life do we want to live. Following my passion for fashion, I immerse myself in this bizarre world and try my best to share what I learned with you!