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Old 06-14-2011, 05:54 PM
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When you wear a belt to accent the waist, what keeps your pants up?

Okay, this has to be the dumbest question but...

Today it occurred to me as I was putting an outfit together for work and trying to work in one of those wider belts over a cardigan that I still need a belt to help hold up my pants. However, that seemed ridiculous to use both even if one was unseen since I was using the "decorative" belt over the top of all of it.

Waists on my work pants are constantly some measure of too big, but a belt does the job. No, not going to alter them 'cause if I get bigger, the pants won't fit and a belt works fine! But with the "belt over a cardigan" or "belt over a jacket" trend...how does one go about this?

What do you use in this situation? Do you use something other than your normal "hold up your pants" belt?
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Old 06-14-2011, 07:06 PM
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As long as the belt doesn't show, I just use a thin, skinny belt to hold my pants up. I feel stupid having 2 belts on, but no one knows but me.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:33 AM
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My initial response was just "buy pants that actually fit" without reading your post beyond the title. If you change sizes so often that you're leaving "growing room" then you should probably have a couple of sizes in your arsenal. If you're a girl (or hell it may work for guys too) try an Invisibelt.


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Old 06-15-2011, 09:35 AM
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I wear 2 belts.
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Old 06-15-2011, 09:59 AM
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If you're a girl (or hell it may work for guys too) try an Invisibelt.


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that doesn't look so invisible too shiny! (I feel the same way about those "invisible" bra straps)
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:40 AM
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It's more for not being bulky under your clothes. I have one and it's good for gaping waistbands without it having to be a part of your outfit. I'm not a belt person so i like it. My daughter loves it b/c she's got an ample bottom so the waist usually sticks out like mad on her and her pants slip down to cracktown. She can throw this on if she doesn't want the belt/buckle to be part of the look for the day. It also comes in black so it blends in a little better with jeans and dress slacks if it does end up peeking out a bit.

It is not invisible, but when I throw it on my bedroom floor with my other clothes I have been known not to be able to find it for a couple days lol
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Thank you! I'm going to check something like that out. It really seems like it'll work for my purposes.

It's not that I change sizes that frequently, it's that, for my thighs I have to wear a size 2 in my Theory pants, but that makes them too big in the waist. BUT, some days when my injection sites hurt I (at my waist) I can't have the pants tight there because it's too painful. Also, I'm afraid if I gain weight and I have them altered, I'm looking at a LOT of $$ to buy all new pairs. I just hit 30 and seems if I'm gonna gain weight, now's gonna be when it happens.
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Okay, this has to be the dumbest question but...

Today it occurred to me as I was putting an outfit together for work and trying to work in one of those wider belts over a cardigan that I still need a belt to help hold up my pants. However, that seemed ridiculous to use both even if one was unseen since I was using the "decorative" belt over the top of all of it.

Waists on my work pants are constantly some measure of too big, but a belt does the job. No, not going to alter them 'cause if I get bigger, the pants won't fit and a belt works fine! But with the "belt over a cardigan" or "belt over a jacket" trend...how does one go about this?

What do you use in this situation? Do you use something other than your normal "hold up your pants" belt?

wear a pants that fits your waist so that you'll no longer need another belt.
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It's more for not being bulky under your clothes. I have one and it's good for gaping waistbands without it having to be a part of your outfit. I'm not a belt person so i like it. My daughter loves it b/c she's got an ample bottom so the waist usually sticks out like mad on her and her pants slip down to cracktown. She can throw this on if she doesn't want the belt/buckle to be part of the look for the day. It also comes in black so it blends in a little better with jeans and dress slacks if it does end up peeking out a bit.

It is not invisible, but when I throw it on my bedroom floor with my other clothes I have been known not to be able to find it for a couple days lol
Must try this! Same problem here with wearing 2 belt layers and the underneath buckle bulging through It just looks wierd, especially when trying to achieve that seamless look....Thanks!
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Old 09-01-2011, 06:22 PM
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i'm puzzled by this. i have relatively small hips and a small butt, but my pants stay up.
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Thank you! I'm going to check something like that out. It really seems like it'll work for my purposes.

It's not that I change sizes that frequently, it's that, for my thighs I have to wear a size 2 in my Theory pants, but that makes them too big in the waist. BUT, some days when my injection sites hurt I (at my waist) I can't have the pants tight there because it's too painful. Also, I'm afraid if I gain weight and I have them altered, I'm looking at a LOT of $$ to buy all new pairs. I just hit 30 and seems if I'm gonna gain weight, now's gonna be when it happens.
I have the exact same issue. I need a size 4 for my waist but then I usually have to size up to a 6 or 8 for my dress pants to fit my thighs properly.

I normally buy a bigger size and have it altered in the waist just because I really dont like wearing belts. My mom usually alters the waist so its not costly for me, but I'm sure I wouldn't get it done too often if I had to pay to get it done each time.

I think its okay to wear 2 belts
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I would try getting the tailor to "dart" the waist. That way nothing is cut, and you can always take them out to the full waist if need be. It might look a little weird around the waist, but I normally wear a longer top so it covers it.
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this had never hapend with me, my pants always stay up
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lol

this realy is amazing question and i have nothing to answer
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Old 09-08-2011, 08:32 AM
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My initial response was just "buy pants that actually fit" without reading your post beyond the title. If you change sizes so often that you're leaving "growing room" then you should probably have a couple of sizes in your arsenal. If you're a girl (or hell it may work for guys too) try an Invisibelt.


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I agree! A high end Boutique by me, sells these Invisibelts! Seems like the easiest thing to do and least hassle! Great idea!
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I bought one after seeing this thread and I love it! I am not a belt person-they always annoy me. Thanks for mentioning it, T!
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That's great, Beth. I need to buy another because I busted mine. I'm not a belt person either, but I wore this one weekly.
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i don't use the belt
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What's with all the banned trolls?

I just wear two belts also, like others have said since you can't see the one on the pants it's like you are not wearing it.
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What's with all the banned trolls?

I just wear two belts also, like others have said since you can't see the one on the pants it's like you are not wearing it.
^this...and I'm very jealous of people who don't have to wear belts...but I have the sort of measurements that sort of make it impossible not to wear belts
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