Whether or not you’re ready to concede that our parents’ golden years have now co-opted ours, you cannot deny that the pants of the 1970s are back. Please believe me when I tell you that trousers and their denim renderings simply will not feel right unless they are coming just within a blip of your belly button.
Skirts will develop the same complex.
In fact, dresses will likely nip in at the waist too, because as Leandra pointed out, this was a time period that celebrated and flattered the female form.
But similar to the same phenomenon wherein if you give a mouse a spray tan he’s going to want to go on vacation and if you give a dude a kale chip he’s going to send you an article about it from The New Yorker, if you give your body a tapered shape it’s going to want an accessory that emphases it.
I suppose it does that too, but by buying a belt that is two sizes too big (if not more) and then looping the excess so that its tail hangs down, you’re creating one more thing to draw the eye in.
And if you can’t buy, you can always politely steal — but not borrow, because you’re not gonna give it back — a belt from your father’s closet.