Belt Terminology

Although a belt is an accessory that is constructed simply, there are variations of materials and finishing that make each belt unique. At the end of this style guide, we hope you will emerge confident in picking the correct belt style for your wardrobe.

But before that let’s begin using the right terminologies! Using the correct terminologies will make shopping for your desired belt a lot easier, especially if you are shopping for your belt online.

All belts consist of 2 essential parts: the buckle and the strap. Many dress belts also have a keeper loop and for selected styles, a metal end tip. After the belt is buckled, the keeper loop stops the free end from flapping around. The end tip protects the end of the belt from being damaged or frayed and also make it easier to buckle.

Most belts have the strap and buckle permanently sewn together. Such belts cannot be resized. At 72 Smalldive, some of the straps of our belts are not permanently joined together, to allow users to resize their belts if necessary. Step by step instructions to resize a 72 Smalldive may be found in our product care guide

Now that you are well-versed with belt terminologies, let’s discover when and why wearing a belt is necessary! 

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