You’ll Be a Fan of These 6 Hip Obi Belts

Wrap Party: This season modern versions of the traditional Japanese obi add visual pow to wardrobes. The hip look relies on streamlined cuts, supple leathers, rich kimono fabrics and smooth silks to cinch midriffs into stylish, hourglass silhouettes.


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1. Studded leather kimono obi, $350, Anne Namba Designs, 324 Kamani St., 589-1135.
2. Elizabeth Kelly London leather belt, $88, The Butik, 1067 Kapi‘olani Blvd., 593-4484.
3. Vintage kimono obi, price upon request, etsy.com/shop/ccdoodle.
4. Perforated leather kimono obi, $350, Anne Namba Designs, 324 Kamani St., 589-1135. 
5. Vintage kimono fabric corded-tie obi, $45, Montsuki, 1132 Koko Head Ave., 734-3457.
6. Ada python-embossed leather belt, $79, Fighting Eel, 1133 Bethel St., 738-9300.
photo: david croxford; raphis leaves: courtesy of watanabe floral

 

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