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Reader Request: Rope Belt

July 20, 2011

A reader wrote on the salted chocolate Facebook page recently asking for help. Ask, and you shall receive. Just one of many reasons you should become a fan. :)

Reader Request:

“Help! I just bought a rope belt and I have no clue how to wear it or what to wear it with.”


Rope belts are a fun and easy accessory to add to your wardrobe, but it’s important to find the correct way to wear one. And this is not one of them:

It’s definitely is on-trend for the summer because it gives a nautical feel to your outfit, but my girl in the picture above is going a little overboard (pun intended). If you want to make sure you’re wearing your rope belt in the most fashionable of ways, I suggest following these simples rules to pull it off:

Wear it the way a belt should be worn (through the loops and all), on semi-high-waisted shorts. On normal shorts it may look lost and also gives the impression you’re just trying to hold your pants up. Not a good look. Here’s a great example of a definite TO DO:


Add it to that flowy dress you love, but you don’t wear anymore because someone congratulated you on your pregnancy – and you’re not pregnant. We all have those dresses. Give yourself a waist. Curves should always be accentuated, and a rope belt is the perfect tool to help show them off. Like this:


Don’t tie the rope belt into a bow. Not only will it look like a limp penis of some sorts, it will also just look  ridiculous. Tie it in a knot. That’s what you’re supposed to do with a rope in the first place, isn’t it? Pair it with a skirt, and you’re golden:


Dress up your long shirts – especially if it’s a boyfriend shirt. A rope belt comes in handy here. Not only does it give you a waist and/or hips, but it makes the look more feminine. I like pairing long shirts with short skirts, and a rope belt ties it all together:


What other ways do you like to wear a rope belt?

One Comment leave one →
  1. August 1, 2011 2:01 pm

    Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was searching for!

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