In the 1980s these low slung wide belts gained popularity especially after Madonna wore them in her wildly popular music videos (think Borderline, for example); soon they were being worn all over MTV and in night clubs from coast to coast. From there, they made their way into offices, schools and pretty much every where else.
This is a gorgeous deep dark plum-tinged brown color.
Intended to be worn below the natural waistline, most often angled, but sometimes worn straight across. This one has slight curves to it, so it hugs a body nicely and is very attractive on.
Buckle: 4 3/8” x 2.5”
Holes at 31.75", 32 and 5/8” and 33.5”
37.75” long from fold to tip
3.5” at widest
1.75” at narrowest
Condition: as found, excellent with only very minor surface scuffing This would rub out and blend in with just a bit of leather lotion.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.
This is shown worn over a plum colored silk chemise from the 1920s, which will be listed separately here in our shop once we get her measured (our mannequin is about a size 6).
Vintage 1980s Deep Plum Brown Wide Curved Leather Sling Belt M L