Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006

Wide Belt

While hemlines rose this year, so did the waistline. The wide belt was on hand to help accentuate the higher, more natural waist of a woman, a la actress Sarah Jessica Parker, giving her an hourglass figure as opposed to last season's popular Empire silhouette. The look owes a lot to 1980s superstars like Thierry Mugler and Claude Montana. Dolce & Gabbana paid them homage in their dominatrix-inspired spring collection.