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Form & Function


The principle behind “form follows function” is that the shape of an object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.

Case in point…the belt.

Obviously created with the intention of keeping pants securely on one’s waist. Through the years, its functions have expanded. It also holds tools for builders, weapons and accessories for officers of the law, and color codes for the degree of competence achieved in the field of martial arts.

Today, a belt is a necessity and a nicety in every woman’s wardrobe.
Whether using it to perform its original task of fashionably keeping pants in place or to accent one’s waist by cinching a stylish version around a dress, cardigan or jacket, the belt is the good example of form follows function.

Vernice Patent Bow Belt from Prada @ Saks Fifth Avenue in Greenwich, Stamford and www.saksfifthavenue.com

Two-Tone Buckle Belt from Vince Camuto @ Lord & Taylor in Stamford, Trumbull, Milford, Danbury and www.lordandtaylor.com

Corsetta Belt @ Anthropologie in Westport, Greenwich, West Farms and www.anthropologie.com

Floral Leather Corset Belt from Ralph Lauren Collection in New Canaan, Greenwich and www.ralphlauren.com

Sunset Ricamo Cervo Belt from Bottega Veneta @ Mitchells in Westport, Richards in Greenwich or www.bottegaveneta.com

Joy Buckle and Belt from Nature Girl Designs @ Erica K. in Darien and www.naturegirldesigns.com

Grin & Belt It in Robin’s Egg Blue Snake @ Agabhumi in Stamford, New Haven (in May) and www.agabhumi.com

Nuevo Jardin Embroidered Belt @ www.sundancecatalog.com

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