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Obi Belt | Summer Fashion | Fashion Trend | Trendspotting

02-09-2011 Design Trend: Japanese Obi Belts

The obi belt, once restricted to complete a Japanese kimono has been transformed into an everyday fashion design trend thanks to designer Marc Jacobs. Not long ago the Spring/Summer Louis Vuitton and Gucci runways were sprinkled with obi belts wrapped around models’ midriffs. Now the

likes of Natalie Portman and Kate Hudson have been spotted sporting the

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accessory too. Obi belts can be worn to add a shot of colour or texture to an outfit. They can also be used to faux-tailor clothes to fit perfectly. The obi belt complements the
female form by nipping in the waist and accentuating it. There’s more to Japanese than sushi; obi belts are a promising Eastern influence to add to your wardrobe. For more obi belt fashion pictures, click here or watch the full Gucci spring/ summer runway show below.