Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tips for purchasing a Gucci belt

As mentioned in this postthe Gucci belt is one of my top 5 most used luxury pieces. I purchased 4 Gucci belts last year so I thought I'd share a few tips just in case you're interested in getting one for yourself.

Choosing the right width: The Gucci Marmont belt is available in 3 widths: 0.5", 1" and 1.5" (the most popular version). It all depends on your personal preference but the 1" version works best for me. I purchased the 1.5" version with a silver buckle last year and decided to send it back. The buckle was way too big on me. I understand it's a statement belt but the buckle was just way too big for my liking. My sister in law in the other hand, loves the wider-width version. She purchased this Gucci Marmont snake belt a few weeks ago. I snapped a few pictures to show you the differences between the two. The snake version is a bit more expensive but she likes that fact that it's unique and different than the regular Marmont version. I also purchased the thin version last year but ended up sending it back as well. If you're looking for a thin belt to define your waist, this is a great option. However, it doesn't work well as a hip belt. Since I use my Hermes belt as a waist belt, there is no need for another thin belt.

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Choosing the right size: I am typically a size 24/25 in jeans and the size 75 works perfectly for me. There is just enough amount of "extra belt". My SIL likes to wear mid/low rise jeans and she got hers in the size 80. An easy way to determine belt size is to simply add 2" to your normal pant size. For example, I wear a size 24/25 in jeans, a 27" belt would be a good fit for me. To measure a belt, start at the middle hole and measure to the end of the belt. Mine measures exactly 27". This belt features 5 holes so you can easily adjust to fit your needs.
GucciBeltReview_SydneysFashionDiary Choosing the right hardware: If you've been following my blog for awhile, then you know I usually tend towards silver hardware. However, I must say the silver-tone buckle on the Gucci belt looks very cheap. Most people go with the gold buckle which is a much better choice.

Where to buy it: The Gucci belt is still pretty much on trend. It's hard sometimes to get your hands on one (especially in smaller sizes). You can purchase these belts from the following sites: Gucci, Net-A-Porter, Saks, Nordtrom, Farfetch, Matches Fashion
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A few tips:
- If you don't find the style you like under the women's section, try the men's section. I found mine from there
- If you can't find your size online, use the "find in store" feature. It's actually very accurate and helpful. You can locate your size quickly.
- Keep in mind that if you make a purchase through Gucci.com, they will include a shopping bag, box and dust bag with your purchase. I got this belt via Matches Fashion and it didn't come with the Gucci belt box

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