My Guide to Buying a Gucci Belt

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This post is a little overdue - I've received a ton of questions about my Gucci belts - the fit/sizing and where to purchase, so today I'm sharing a few tips you should know before making the purchase. I currently have the Gucci leather belt with double G buckle in both black & brown. The belt width is 1.5" with antique brass hardware. I bought my first Gucci belt last year (the black one) and wore it so much I decided the brown version would be a great addition. So many of you have asked if I think they will still be in style for the next few seasons, and I say yes. It's a classic belt, and as long as you purchase a color that you'll wear often, it's a great investment. Sometimes I have to stop myself from wearing it because I'm always wanting to!

What I'm Wearing

Sweater: Aritzia (similar) | Jeans: Madewell | Shoes: Steve Madden (true to size for me) | Belt: Gucci (similar) | Handbag: Celine (similar) | Sunglasses: Quay

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SIZING

The belt comes with 5 holes, but Gucci will add an additional 2 holes complimentary, so you can have up to 7. Anything after that you will have to get done at your local leather shop. It takes no more than 5 min for Gucci to add the holes.

I honestly have no idea what size I got in the black version. I think it was maybe a 95 or 100? This was at the time when they were very difficult to find, so as soon as my local Gucci store had one in stock, I purchased it immediately. The black belt was still a little too big, even with the additional holes, so I took it to Deno's in Dallas and they ended up cutting 3 inches off. The only downside to this was they had to cut at the base where the logo is (not at the end of the belt), so I lost all the stamping with the serial number, size, etc. This would just be a disadvantage if you plan to resell because there really isn't a way to guarantee the authenticity at that point. But I plan to keep mine forever, so I didn't mind.

I bought my brown belt (same exact style), this past June in size 85 and still had the Gucci store add 2 additional holes. This one was not cut down, but it is 1 inch longer than the black version. If available, I would have picked an 80 because that would have been the best fit. But, I love that by having additional belt holes I'm able to wear with jeans lower on my waist, or up high with skirts/dresses. It gives the belt more versatility, which is great since it is an investment.

I'm a 25/26 in jeans and think the 80 would be the best fit. But really, if you buy one larger, you'll be able to make it fit your waist with minor alterations no matter what. Gucci has a size guide on their site for reference too.

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WHERE TO BUY

As mentioned, I've only purchased mine from the Gucci store, but Nordstrom, Net-a-Porter, & Mytheresa carry them almost all the time. They also have additional options when it comes to the style, size, and color. I love the look of the wider belt, which is why I've purchased 2 in the same size, but I also think the slim style (0.8") is really chic.

WHAT COLOR TO BUY

I'm always a fan of neutrals, but if I had to pick just one color it would be black. That was the first color I purchased and what I naturally gravitate towards. However, I've been wearing more tan & beige colors, so the brown was a great second addition. The white is so chic, and the blush is a fun way to add something a little more feminine into your outfit. There are also different textures like crocodile or hardware features like pearls and gemstones. I would suggest if you wear more black shoes go with the black belt and if you wear more neutral shoes, go with brown for the most versatility.

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Photos: Arielle Levy


4 Comments

  1. Liz
    October 25, 2018 / 5:46 pm

    I bought the Gucci Belt and love it!!! I have it in both Black and Brown. My only additional tip would be to also look at the Mens version…it is identical to the women’s version but is only 1 inch instead of 1.5. I prefer the smaller size as it still stands out but doesn’t over power my outfits. Also I found it easier to find the mens belt in stock in my size.

    • October 25, 2018 / 5:52 pm

      That’s such a good idea! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Kristy
    October 25, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    Perfect timing on this post because I was wondering today where you took your belt to get it shortened in Dallas! I have the brown/black reversible double G belt and always get a ton of compliments. The brown is almost too dark, so I’m in the market for another designer belt. Considering Hermès just to have something different. What are your thoughts?

    • October 26, 2018 / 10:01 am

      I LOVE the Hermes one, but again always have a hard time finding it in my size! I’d say go for it – it’s another classic that won’t go out of style. xx

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