Belted Tops

A flattering style can be the belted top. But if, like me, you have no waist you have to be careful which styles you choose. 

Key things that work for me are:

  • Thick belts. I can only wear thin belts if I am wearing a jacket with it, otherwise it just emphasises my chunkiness. I’m thinking more kimono type belting.
  • Moveable belts. Being tall my waist is no where near where most waists are.
  • Thicker fabrics.
  • Not too loose a top or else it looks like a sack or a dressing gown.

Recently I have seen a few longer tops with attached wide fabric belts and the belt is the same colour as the top. I think this could work well to provide a flattering shape, without the discomfort of the more formal tailored shirt.

Here’s some I am considering:


Veronika Maine.

Jill Sander.

Anglomania by Vivienne Westwood.

3.1 Philip Lim.




Roberto Cavalli.