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Belt (clothing)

Worn band or braid, usually around the waist or hips / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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A belt is a flexible band or strap, typically made of leather, plastic, or heavy cloth, worn around the natural waist or near it (as far down as the hips). The ends of a belt are free; and a buckle forms the belt into a loop by securing one end to another part of the belt, at or near the other end. Often, the resulting loop is smaller than the hips. Belts come in many lengths because of the variety in waist sizes, and most belts can be adjusted at the buckle to suit the wearer's waist.

A common black leather belt with a metal buckle
Medieval Islamic belt fittings, Eastern Iran, 900 AD (Khalili Collection)