Fashion Trends: Elastic waist belts


We may not mention them very often, but anyone who has ever visited Fashion Police HQ will tell you that the Force are Big on Belts. People know this because the belts are everywhere: dangling from coat hangers, stuffed into wardrobes, draped over the dog… Yes, The Fashion Police love belts.

Why do we love belts so much, we hear you ask? Well, we hate to use that tired old fashion phrase "because they brighten up any outfit!" but we’re going to have to on this occassion, because the fact is, they do. Want to give new life to an old dress? Give instant sex appeal to your office skirt and shirt? Stop your jeans from falling down? Buy a belt. The belt will be your friend. In fact, why not buy two? We certainly do, as often as possible.

Right now skinny leather belts may be the look of the moment, but our hearts still belong to the fun, elasticated numbers, so we were pleased to find a whole bunch of them in stock when we visited New Look earlier this week. Here are just a few of ’em…

L – R:  Neon waist belt £5, bow elastic belt, £6; anchor stretch belt,  £8; double heart belt; swirl stretch belt; panel stretch belt


  • May 21, 2008


    Ohh right on FP! These belts are lovely!! Yeay!

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  • May 22, 2008


    Elastic belts totally remind me of dance class in the early 90’s. Love em!

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  • May 22, 2008


    My mum gave me a fabulous vintage elastic belt from the 1950s – it gives me an instant waist – for that I will be eternally grateful!

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  • October 24, 2010


    I looooove the one with they anchor! But, I love nautical anything. I don’t have enough of it. TT^TT

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