Description : A closed band, worn at the waist, used either to support pants or a skirt, to tie a dress or as a form of decoration
Subtypes : Two common subtypes of belts are the studded belt and the utility belt, the latter used by uniformed police, for example.
Parts : belt band, belt buckle
Preferred fabrics : Belts are predominantly made out of leature, but sometimes canvas or any other fabric, chained metal links, some form of plastic, beads, etc.
Construction : Belts may be made in a wide variety of different ways - anything that can be formed into a chain can become a belt, ultimately.
Sewing problem areas :
Example creations : obi belt, leather belt with eye and hook design, Kente obi belt, 2-way waist belt, beaded belt, dirndl belt, lace suspender belt, extra wide belt, wide leather belt,
Example patterns : belt-making,
Uses worldwide :
Origins and history : The documented history of belts dates to the Bronze Age, but both sexes have used them across the centuries. In the modern era, belts were mostly decorative until the 1920s, when the waist of men's trousers dropped to a lower position and the belt was then required to help hold these trousers in place.
Alternate names : ceinture,
Related or similar garments :
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