See original post: Desert Star: ReMixing a Maxi Dress
I do not consider myself a “rule breaker” when it comes to pushing the fashion envelope, but when I read some articles regarding what I should and should not wear as a short waisted woman, especially when it comes to belts, I want to slap someone silly.
See original post: When You Think You Are Bigger Than You Are
I used to really be ashamed of my short waisted frame and hiding this particular feature was something I was hyper focused on every time I would get dressed. With so many wonderful things my body has done for me, I am no longer afraid to show the fact that I have no waist to speak of. It is most apparent to me since my most recent health issue and going through hip surgery. My body is strong, my body gets me from place to place, my body is something I am no longer taking for granted and I appreciate every inch of it.
See original post: Blue + Shorts: Spin the Pin
One article I recently read actually said “wide belts are the enemy of short waisted women”. Really, the enemy?!! Others claim that only skinny belts will work. Advice of slinging belts low over the hips is the only way to go. Only wearing shirts untucked is one style rule for short waisted women that I always stuck to, even when I first began this blog a little over a year ago. Since then, I have ventured wearing not only tucked shirts, but in combination with a wide belt.
See original post: Sartorial Medley: Maxi-Mum Style
Well let’s just say, I hate all of this so called professional advice! While I enjoy a good skinny belt, I so love a wide statement belt that cries out “look at me!” And wearing a belt over the hips just never appealed to me so you probably will not be seeing me rock that look anytime soon. (I like to never say never though).
See original post: Feeling My Best
I decided to gather up several outfits I have worn with a multitude of belts. Some are very wide, some are skinny. Some are nuetral in color, while others are super bright. Worn under the bust as well as at my “natural” waist. Tucked and untucked shirts. By totally ignoring all of these so called rules I have allowed myself to express my personality without hindrance.
See original post: Faking A Waist
One of my favorite ways to sport a belt is over a tucked shirt with a jacket or cardigan overtop. I adore the look and is a formula I will continue to use time and time again.
See original post: Turning a Negative into a Positive
I am not writing this particular post from a “style tips” perspective, although you are more than welcome to take inspiration from any or all of these outfits, but rather I am trying to get the point across that just because I have (or if you have) a short waisted body, it is not something you have to hide. If you want to wear belts like I do, there is no one to tell you that you can’t. And furthermore, you can look good doing it. In the past I have written a few style tips for being short waisted if you are interested on reading them as well: Faking A Waist, Styling A Tunic When Short Waisted, and Maxi Skirt Styling for Fall | A High-Low Outfit + Tips on Dressing when Short Waisted.
See original post: Avenue Butter Denim
As you can see by these outfits there are so many ways to wear a belt (short waisted or not): over a dress, over a tucked top, over an untucked top, over a maxi skirt to make it into a dress, under a jacket, over a cardigan, and over a poncho.
See original post: Poncho Perfect
There is a big movement going on for body acceptance and body positivity. By deciding to not only love my short waisted body, but to highlight the fact that I do sometimes is me showing the world I am not be ashamed of the way I was created.
See original post: Printed Wrap Skirt Styled Two Ways
If you are short waisted, do not let fashion rules determine what you can and cannot wear. Wear those belts! Tuck those shirts in! Find a way to make the body that does so much for you feel like something special and not something you need to hide or try to mask. Sure I want to always look my best, which is why I have written about style tips for being short waisted in the past, but there should never be an article of clothing that should ever be qualified as “the enemy” because is there really a war going on here? No, there is just me; a woman who loves fashion, and belts, and all things beautiful, including my body.
Are you short waisted and have challenges with belts, tucking shirts in, or other fashion issues? Do you have other parts of your body that you have been told need to be given the illusion of something else? Let me know in the comments.
More belts I have my eye on right now:
Today’s Postivity Note
Embrace the glorious mess that you are. -Elizabeth Gilbert