Lucy Liu & Michelle Obama Kick Off The Clear Belt Trend

Just last month we were marveling at the genius of Lucy Liu’s clear belt, which she wore with her pink Lanvin dress to the 2009 Film Independent Spirit Awards last month.

The belt gave Lucy a nipped in waist, whilst giving more shape to her dress, whilst not ruining the draping effect.

We should expect this to now become a trend, as Michelle Obama wore a Sonia Rykiel clear belt with her Michael Kors dress, and Dear Cashmere cardigan on the recent cover of Oprah’s O magazine.

Many of you asked me where you could get a clear belt from when Lucy wore it, and I still can’t find one anywhere. Give it a month or two, I am sure we will see plenty in stores, thanks to Mrs O.

Update: Sydne found a clear belt with black piping on French Connection’s US site & Anissa found one by Steve Madden.

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13 Responses to Lucy Liu & Michelle Obama Kick Off The Clear Belt Trend

  1. Sydne March 9, 2009 at 17:41 #

    I found a similar one at French Connection online but it has colored piping.

  2. Fashion Critic March 9, 2009 at 17:58 #

    Thanks a lot Synde, I could find one anywhere.

    Oh and jinx :)

  3. LILA March 9, 2009 at 18:51 #

    The clear belt Michelle Obama is wearing is by Sonia Rykiel. I found out about that on, a website dedicated to the first lady’s style..a trustworthy website, i guess..^^

  4. Fashion Critic March 9, 2009 at 18:57 #

    Thanks for the i-d Lila, and for the new addition to my google reader.

  5. Anissa March 9, 2009 at 19:46 #

    I found a clear Steve Madden belt (though the buckle isn't all clear)…

  6. LILA March 9, 2009 at 19:48 #

    You’re welcome..first time i’m actually telling YOU something (well..kinda ^^), i feel quite proud of myself =)

  7. Fashion Critic March 9, 2009 at 19:49 #

    thanks Anissa. We are getting closer and closer :)

  8. Sydne March 9, 2009 at 19:50 #

    No problem! I really like the one Anissa found though. I think I’m going to order it before it sells out!

  9. Nik March 9, 2009 at 23:57 #

    Didn’t I also see Emma Watson with clear belt at that Desperaux Premiere?

  10. Parvati March 10, 2009 at 00:58 #

    I don’t think that Emma Watson wore a belt at that premiere.

  11. Lisa March 10, 2009 at 01:36 #

    i bought a clear belt with gold piping a couple of years ago and it’s one of my favorite accessories
    i’ve gotten tons of compliments on it
    i’ve never been able to find a completely clear one though, hopefully they’ll hit stores soon :)

  12. Fashion Critic March 10, 2009 at 19:04 #

    Nik, not in her william tempest dress.

  13. Anonymous April 20, 2009 at 03:58 #

    speigel has a clear belt! It is clear with gold piping. it is 11.99 and they only have smalls left. I guess everyone loves the look.

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