Where Exactly is Your Waist? Define it Once and For All


Well, given that it is shirt dress season, it only makes sense to address the issue of the self belt.  That matching fabric belt with the predetermined placement.  Well guess what, you don’t need to listen to them.  Let’s just say that they put it somewhere in the middle as a general guideline, and of course as a means of securing the actual belt, nothing more.

Can you imagine how many iterations there are of a woman’s body in a dress size.  A size six for example could be a woman that is 5’2” or 5’9”, so the likelihood of their waists’ hitting the same spot is highly unlikely.




Your belt should sit at the smallest point of your torso. Unfortunately there is no miraculous formula that can tell you exactly where it should sit.  You will need to try different spots till you feel you look your best.  An inch up or an inch down goes a long way in defining your silhouette, so take the time to figure it out.  The good news is, you don’t need to do this more than once.. Identify your tiniest spot and apply your personal formula to all things waisted, from high waisted bikini bottoms to skirts.

The same applies to high-waisted denim actually,  the wrong waist height can add an unattractive pouch, or worse, a dreadful camel toe scenario at the crotch.  You have been warned..