Take a deep breath… Firmly cinched, the hourglass figure reclaims the limelight this season, as designers propose the waist as a stylish and sensual marker of femininity. One silhouette, three ways to do it – decide which way suits you best.
Promoted from a simple sartorial focal point, the waistband is having a moment. Cue bold bars of colour, glossy strips of leather and striking black sashes, each one clearly marking out fashion’s new erogenous zone.
Offering a swift and easy route into autumn/winter 2015, the tightly drawn belt signals new-season nous, while the dramatic gilt buckle is a strong contender for autumn’s standout accessory.
Knowing, whimsical and womanly – nothing highlights this season’s switch from pared-down to playful as delightfully as a bow belt.