Also, as my body developed, I became that tricky combo of wider hips and smaller waist making it a real challenge to find flattering pants. Thankfully the low waist trend kicked off with a vengeance and my style and the need for a belt went out the window entirely.
Flash forward to adulthood, a much wider variety of pant styles and my love of the belt has returned! The rope belt may seem like a very specific accessory, but it’s actually quite diverse. It lends the perfect touch of nautical whimsy to almost any ensemble, and can take your pool party cover-up to drinks, dinner, and beyond.
Strung through belt loops or casually wrapped around a dress lends a nice touch of class and style. It’s kind of like that woman who isn’t ready five minutes before her dinner party guests arrive, and she swipes some color on her lips, knots that belt and greets guests barefoot at the door with a cocktail. Très chic.