a sillouette of a woman wearing black gothic dress and wide corset waist belt on her waist

It is rather difficult to find a more feminine and provocative fashion garment than an old-fashioned corset. But, unfortunately, it is also complicated to incorporate these Gothic accessories in the outfit, especially in your everyday outfit. You can always choose a denim corset over a classic black piece with buckles, and lace but denim apparel will never look as seductive and cheeky. Luckily, there is one pretty innocuous way to style Gothic apparel and make it more "appropriate" for the gray reality of everyday life.

a sillouette of a woman wearing black gothic dress and wide corset waist belt on her waist

How to Enhance Everyday Goth Look?

To effortlessly elevate your goth style, consider swapping out your traditional overbust corset for a slightly less dramatic yet equally Gothic and feminine alternative: the wide corset belt*. This versatile accessory, often referred to as a fashion harness, exudes a distinct allure that hints at the playful world of light body bondage. The allure of a well-crafted harness had long captured my imagination, fueling a desire that had been smoldering for quite some time.

However, the quest to find the perfect harness proved to be quite the challenge. I yearned for a design that would strike a balance between evoking fashion-forward sophistication and avoiding any overt associations with BDSM accessories. My search was driven by a desire for a fashionable and effortlessly cool look, one that would seamlessly integrate into my wardrobe.

a sillouette of a woman wearing black gothic dress and wide corset waist belt on her waist

Fortunately, this waist belt doesn't just serve as a functional accessory but also adds a delightful steampunk touch to any outfit. Crafted from lightweight faux leather, it boasts a clever design with a wide, stretchy rubber band on its rear section. The front part boasts a discreet Velcro fastener, cleverly concealed beneath two faux buckles, adding to its aesthetic appeal.

The real magic happens when you put this waist belt on. It not only serves to cinch your waist but also enhances your overall silhouette, bestowing a voluptuous and graceful appearance. Its soft material ensures comfort, eliminating any discomfort from overly tight belts. Putting it on is a breeze; just adjust the shoulder straps to your liking and secure the front part effortlessly.

a close-up of a wide waist belt stlyed with a black, vintage-looking dress

How to Wear a Wide Waist Belt?

Now, let's dive into the art of styling and wearing waist belts. It's a much more manageable endeavor compared to the intricacies of wearing a full overbust corset. The key is to start with the right foundation – ensure that the dress, blouse, or shirt you choose to wear beneath the belt is not only stylish but also fits you impeccably.

Remember, unsightly wrinkles can diminish the belt's charm, so opt for well-fitting attire. I adore pairing this belt with vintage-inspired dresses, but it works equally well with a crisp white social shirt or a bodycon dress. To strike the perfect balance in your ensemble, steer clear of overly bold jewelry and overly short skirts. Instead, opt for elegant jewelry, silver necklace, and earrings, or minimalist rings with skull design, this will ensure a harmonious and polished look that truly lets this remarkable accessory shine. Here are a few additional tips for you to follow:

  • Choose the right belt for your body type. If you have a pear-shaped figure, for example, you may want to choose a belt that is wider at the top and tapers at the bottom. This will help to create the illusion of a more balanced figure.

  • Try placing your waist belt at the narrowest part of your waist. This will help to accentuate your waistline and create a flattering silhouette.

  • Pair your belt with the right outfit. Wide waist belts can be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. For a casual look, try pairing your belt with jeans and a T-shirt. For a more dressed-up look, try combining your waist belt with a dress, skirt, or shirt dress.

a close-up of a wide waist belt stlyed with a black, vintage-looking dress

Add more Gothic Accessories

To complete the transformation and embrace the full spectrum of Gothic style, consider complementing your wide corset belt with an array of carefully curated Gothic accessories. These additions can work wonders in accentuating your style and enhancing your look. Style Gothic apparel with ornate chokers adorned with dark gemstones, intricate lace fingerless gloves, and statement rings with intricate designs that speak to the mysterious allure of the Gothic aesthetic. 

Layering your ensemble with these thoughtful accessories adds depth and texture to your look, inviting a touch of darkness and romance that is quintessentially Gothic. Embracing Gothic accessories allows you to express your unique personality while staying true to the captivating essence of this timeless and evocative style.

Final Thoughts...

Overall, I'm in love with this faux leather waist belt! There are so many beautiful and easy ways you can style this accessory and it is less tricky than a regular corset. This corset waist belt is available in two classic colors: black and camel brown. By the way, the camel-brown color looks even more 'everydayish', than a good old black leather variant. Don't forget to let me know what you think of this accessory, I'm thrilled to know your opinion. Until next time!

Lots of love,