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Belt for this dress

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notabelter Fri 17-Jul-20 17:14:15

I ordered this dress, which for £17, I'm quite happy with. Apart from the matching fabric belt is minuscule and can't be used.

I'm looking for a wide tan belt (or anything else anyone can suggest), but I'm not seeing much.

I don't want to have to return the dress (for a second time!)


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Bodgedboxdye Fri 17-Jul-20 17:17:14

Have you tried eBay?

CuckooCuckooClock Fri 17-Jul-20 19:19:40

H n M have some nice wide tan belts

Russell19 Fri 17-Jul-20 19:20:32

I think it looks fine without a belt.

notabelter Fri 17-Jul-20 19:25:45

@CuckooCuckooClock A few options on there! Thanks very much. I have the H&M app and didn't even check!

@Russell19 I definitely want a belt. It has belt loops, so would look odd without.

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Bella2020 Fri 17-Jul-20 19:26:26

I think a tan or neutral belt would be great, or you could go for one to match the colour of the flowers in the print. I'd probably go for a narrow belt, or at least nothing wider than an inch. One of those woven styles would look lovely, I reckon.

Please don't send the dress back! New Look had a good selection of belts last time I looked, but I usually get them off eBay now.

notabelter Fri 17-Jul-20 19:28:15

@Bodgedboxdye thank you too! I rarely venture into eBay, but I will.

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Russell19 Fri 17-Jul-20 19:33:45

Ahhh in that case I think a thin, leather brown belt maybe to tone in with the buttons. You don't want a thick belt with that.


Burpalot Fri 17-Jul-20 19:40:27

I too think it'd look nicer without a belt. I bet you can remove the belt loops by shipping the stitching they're held on with. I think a wide belt would make it look distinctly meh. Looks cool now.

notabelter Fri 17-Jul-20 19:43:35

This is with the original wide belt. So the loops are very wide. I prefer the wide belt to give me some shape

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Russell19 Fri 17-Jul-20 21:09:42

Can you take a pic with the original belt?

HelloDulling Fri 17-Jul-20 21:12:04

Cute! Would be nice with a raffia or cork belt.

HelloDulling Fri 17-Jul-20 21:13:13

notabelter Fri 17-Jul-20 21:28:47

@Russell19 no, because it doesn't fit 🙈

@HelloDulling would have ordered that, but don't can imagine the small is too small. The medium is out of stock.

Ironically, the 10 I ordered was absolutely huge. Had to order an 8 and a 6. Ended up in the 6, which is unheard of.

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patas Sat 18-Jul-20 13:40:24

You have a lovely figure, but not much of a waist or torso so I think a wide belt won't work very well.

Maybe just wear the dress to the shops and try on a selection so you can see for yourself?

1forAll74 Sat 18-Jul-20 14:22:56

The dress is lovely, but as it is above your knees,it might look too bunched up with a firm belt. It's a pity that charity shops are not open,as I have often found nice belts of all sorts in them. I have sometimes made a belt myself, by finding some suitably coloured fabric from an unwanted clothing item that I had. or sometimes finding an old belt that I have saved from years ago.

Loveinatimeofcovid Sat 18-Jul-20 14:36:14

You could always just unpick the loops. Given that it sits above the knee and has such a high waiste my first instinct would be to go beltless.

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