I was blessed with a tiny natural waist. So tiny that XS belts are often too big, and I was clueless about how to solve this problem until Jean at Extra Petite showed me the light.
This gnarly-looking contraption is a belt hole puncher. It allows you to resize your belts yourself without damaging them. This model is the one I own, it’s $23. However, Jean at Extra Petite found hers at Michael’s Crafts for under $10.
When you resize your belt, you often end up with a long tail of unused belt. You can take the belt to a cobbler or leather worker and they will trim and resize the belt for you. I took mine to a cobbler near 17th and R, and he charged me $12 per belt.
If you’re in a bind and need a quick fix, you can use tape. That’s right, tape. The two-sided tape used to hold v-neck dresses in place works best. But if you don’t have any of the packing tape or masking tape works best, just make sure it’s either clear or the same color as the belt.
If none of these options appeal to you, you can also learn to tie the belt into different knots. But that, ladies is another post. So check back tomorrow to learn some cool ways to tie the tail of your belt.