When a belt is tied, it's not just for practical reasons — it's about creating a stylish look. It's also important that the belt fits comfortably both while standing and when sitting down.
Depending on the fabric, there are many options for how to tie your belt. These include the traditional double overhand knot, a half-bow knot, and a few other easy variations that will make your outfit pop with style.
The classic half-bow is a flattering knot that will keep your waistline defined while adding some character to your outfit. It's best to practice tying this bow before you head out in public, though, because it can be tricky to get right the first time.
To create the classic half-bow, crisscross both ends of the belt so that they go over each other and wrap the tail end underneath. Once you've done this, guide the tail end back under the buckle end horizontally to tie a single overhand knot.
A half-bow is a more subtle way to tie your belt and is best used when the ends of your belt aren't long enough for you to tie an upright bow. This knot can be a great substitute for the traditional double overhand knot and is a great option for trench coats, since it allows the ends of your belt to hang evenly and in a balanced way.
The half-bow is a versatile knot and will work with most types of fabric. You can also play with the size of the bow to determine the tightness and length you want your belt to be.