Topshop Jeans, ASOS Cardigan, ASOS Belt, Lucy Choi London Boots (also try this, this or this)
I'm not sure when it started but the body standards we are held to ever since recent instagram are just unrealistic. How does a woman have gigantic boobs, an anorexic waist and a bum directly proportional to said boobs? I mean, it happens naturally sometimes. And that's great. But, a lot of the proportions flying around in those 4x4 pictures these days are just a little fragment of insanity, in my opinion. This new trend or whatever it might be called is way more dangerous than it appears on the surface- we're hearing about silicon bums going wrong and turning the wrong way round.
The other day, K Michelle (whose album Anybody Wanna Buy A Heart is a treat for any true r&b enthusiasts out there) was interviewed on the Breakfast Club and spoke about having fat taken out of her tummy to be put into her bum (this procedure has given her one of those instagram bodies with crazy proportions). As she said, she has every right to undergo any surgical procedure that she desires- it's her body. But then she was asked whether she works out and she revealed that she does not exercise and she eats a lot of McDonald's, or something to that effect. She then went on to say that one of her tummy rolls has returned since the surgery so she was going to have it done again. WTF? I haven't heard many stupider things, honestly. I think it's fair for people to do what they feel they have to in order to be confident in their bodies but to be so lazy as not to maintain that 'new body' and repeatedly undergo a life-threatening procedure instead of getting off their bums (see, what I did there?) is just all types of silly.
Whether you are a member of the #ittybittycommittee, #waistgang, at the gym hustling to join the gang before your next holdiay (holla!) or are really just comfy the way you are, the waist is one of the most flattering parts of a woman's body to accentuate and a waist belt is a perfect way to do that. Especially in the winter when you're generally wearing a lot more volume and your figure quickly disappears under all those layers.
Belts to cinch those waists in:
I'm wondering if this one is worth the splurge?