Trend For Spring 2012: Statement Belts

Yes, it used to be about the statement necklace and the statement ring. I guess it still is. Or maybe it’s just about making a statement period. However, for Spring 2012 I am noticing a lot of statement belts! Now that I have a waist again, I’m most interested. I saw the BCBGMAXAZRIA U-Toggle Waist Belt (shown #2) in person a month or so ago and was instantly drawn to it. Maybe because it was a little reminiscent of Hermes? Who knows. All I can tell you is that I’m personally now searching for the perfect new statement belt to go along with some of the vintage ones I have collected over the years. The mens 70’s suede Gucci belt I lifted from my father is still one of my favorites. Go ahead and invest in some of your own statement belts. Don’t worry, you will still be wearing them come fall. Here are 10 statement belts I’m considering right now:
1. DKNY Matte Gold Heavy Link Belt, $265
2. BCBGMAXAZRIA U-Toggle Waist Belt, $78
3. Roberto Cavalli Metallic-Leather Jaguar-Buckle Belt, $875
4. Ralph Lauren Collection Diamanté-Clasp Woven Jute Belt, $695
5. Ronald Pineau Zipper Belt, $635
6. TOUCH – Leather Belt, $54.99
7. Heritage Double D Waist Belt, $242
8. Ralph Lauren Tri-Strap D-Ring Belt, $495
9. Roberto Cavalli Neon-Clasp Python Belt, $1,195
10. Tory Burch Turn-Lock Leather Belt, $195
– Lauren Dimet Waters
Image Layout: Kristine Horton
Runway Photos: NYMag

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