The Belt You Didn’t Know You Need

I have a nice collection of belts that I seldom wear. The popularity of hip length and tunic tops have made the tucked-in look less popular plus spreading midsections mean most women my age aren’t wearing belts. The problem is I usually need one.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Kleen Tee shirt
TOP | JEANS  | BELT | SHOES similar

I wear jeans often and that’s when I need a belt. Traditional zip and button closures leave a bump poking out the front of my shirt which screams for some way to flatten it.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing the Skinni Belt

As the day wears on my jeans also loosen up and start sliding south. Hiking my jeans up is annoying but a regular belt causes a huge bulge under tops. Purple Poppy offered to send me this The Skinni Belt on A Well Styled LifeThis little belt solves many problems and hides a multitude of sins. It’s made of ultra-thin stretch webbing that’s invisible under tops. It slips through your belt loops to eliminate button bumps up front and gaps in the back. It also flattens the top of the waistband so it doesn’t poke out.The Skinni Belt on A Well Styled Life

The Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled life wearing the Skinni Belt

I fasten mine slightly off center to ensure the flattest waistband. It works like a charm!Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing French Kande

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing French Kande and Sarah Cavender pin

I love how this little Bee pin picks up the color in my Tee shirt. It’s made in the USA and such a fun piece, I’m wearing it a lot.

If you wear jeans, you know they can have fit issues no seamstress can fix. This little belt goes a long way towards solving many of them.

Do you struggle with backside gaps or buckle bump? Have you tried the Skinni Belt?

Thanks for reading and have a great day!


A big thank you to Purple Poppy for sending me this belt and top. All opinions are my own.

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  1. Thanks for the review. I’ve seen something very similar called the Unbelt which is made here in Canada (but available online elsewhere) and I’ve been thinking about buying one.

  2. Julie from Melbourne,Australia says:

    Oh what a wonderful idea and I really need one of these belts.I wore a belt the other day with some jeans and really disliked the “buckle bump”.Your post has solved a problem for me.Thanks.

    1. I don’t need any help making my tummy stick out so appreciate this little belt. I hope she ships to you, if not send me an email.

  3. Thank you for the belt info. All my pants/slacks are too big now. After 3 months of illness everything is a size to large. I have a sweater almost like the one from j.jill and I don’t want the pants to stick out.

    1. This belt could be your answer. I hope you are feeling better and on the mend Shakirah.

  4. I’m ordering this belt TODAY! I’ve been “altering” the waistband of all my jeans for the last few years by inserting a 6″ piece of 1″ wide elastic at the back, inside the waistband and stretching it to 12″ – and sewing it on either end using thread the color of the denim…..this belt is going to be a life-changer – I hope!

    1. I hope this will be a game changer for you. Let me know how it works for you!

  5. oh, so on target, as you usually are, I need this for all your reasons. thanks, need to order. Just put about 15 lovely leather belts I will never wear in recycle bag

    1. I’m holding on to some of my favorites, but most will never be worn again, Lizabeth. This little belt gets worn 4+ times a week:)

  6. This was new to me, Jennifer. Thanks for keeping us informed. I know a lot of women who would like the belt!

  7. Sorry…just occurred to me that I shouldn’t have posted a competitor’s belt when you’re promoting Purple Poppy! Feel free to disregard my previous comment!

    1. No problem Barb! They’re awesome belts. Have a great day!

  8. I have such a hard time with jeans and am always having to adjust…such a classy and feminine thing to do in the middle of the day! I never knew this product existed. Thank you for the information!

    1. I’m with you Kathleen. Hiking my jeans up is a bother and not too elegant. This belt cures that problem!

  9. I have these belts in two colours. I love them for the same reason you mentioned and also wear them slightly offside so they are as smooth as possible. Terrific solution!

    1. We’re on the same page there! Great minds think alike Janet.

  10. Hi Jennifer, I’ve had this belt on my radar for a while, just haven’t gotten around to ordering it. Glad to hear that it’s is as good as they say it is!

  11. Gail Schwartz says:

    Dear Jennifer,

    Just a quick note to tell you how much I love my navy cashmere poncho. You wrote about it last summer. I bought it on sale, and took your advice to take it on airplanes. Now it’s cold in Florida and I looked chic last night while keeping warm!

    1. I’m so glad you love it, Gail. I wear mine often and love the ease of having my arms free and the coziness of the cashmere. They’re really quite perfect!

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