Thursday, March 23, 2023

This Denim Mini Skirt-Looking Thing Is Actually A $405 Belt

We can all appreciate that fashion comes in all shapes and sizes, and just like art, it doesn’t matter if we “get” it. But sometimes, fashion statements look more like a big case of lazy than creativity. And that’s true of a denim “belt” that’s really pushing the boundaries of the definition. What basically amounts to a chunk of old denim is available through Net-A-Porter for $405.

Listed on sale as a “waist belt,” the description reads:

Designed to appear like it’s been sliced from the top of your favorite jeans, this faded blue version has frayed edges and exposed pockets. It looks even cooler with a slim leather strap over the top.

Head over to Vogue to see how Unravel Project used their belts in a recent fashion show.

Yes, this is a belt. Not a pair of short shorts or a skirt, but…a belt. The Internet is also confused:

The belt also comes in black and a blue-gray color. As the fashion editor at Bustle points out, the belt is not all bad:

The cool thing about these non-jeans jeans is that you are able to cinch your waist a la a nice high-waisted pair of vintage denim without actually having to wear jeans at all. If you want to wear leather pants, but add a little denim, there’s no need to grab a jean jacket (boring) when you can grab this belt instead. It makes no sense at all, but when it comes to layering, even I have to admit this is a possible game-changer.

But…but…think of all the second-hand jeans and scissors you could buy for $405.



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