How to use hair bands to secure skinny belts

Here’s a simple how-to post about using rubber hair bands to secure skinny belts. Sometimes, I don’t post about little tips and tricks because I don’t think anyone would care — but then I am surprised by the enthusiastic reaction, like with my post about using sports bras as alternatives to tank tops. You might know this trick already, but I thought I’d post it anyway. Enjoy!

Librarian for Life + Style | How to use hair bands to secure skinny belts

I wear skinny belts quite frequently, and I wear them both around my natural waist, like with dresses, as well as around my hips, like with jeans or trousers. Being a pear-shaped lady, there’s quite a bit of difference between those measurements (!), so I need belts in longer lengths in order to fit around my hips. But when I wear skinny belts around my natural waist, there tends to be a lot of belt length left over. Sometimes I loop the end into a bow, but other times I like a cleaner look without any excess bits hanging out or over. Both ways are seen below.

Librarian for Life + Style | Captain Ms. America closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Navy + mint closeup

For the latter look, I realized I had never posted about a simple trick I have used with rubber hair bands to secure the ends of the skinny belt. I have rubber hair bands in both the black and clear versions, as seen below, and you should be pick them up at any drug store or pharmacy. (By the way, the smallest size of these elastic hair bands works best with skinny belts. But you could use the bigger hair band sizes to work with larger belts, as well. Click here for an assortment pack of clear elastic hair bands.)

Librarian for Life + Style | Rubber hair bands, clear and black

First, slip the band over one end of the skinny belt and roll the hair band up the belt.

Librarian for Life + Style | How to use hair bands to secure skinny belts

Librarian for Life + Style | How to use hair bands to secure skinny belts

Then, once you’ve tightened the belt to whatever length you prefer, just roll the hair band to secure the ends. Simple!

Librarian for Life + Style | How to use hair bands to secure skinny belts

Librarian for Life + Style | How to use hair bands to secure skinny belts

And if you want to wear the belt a different way and don’t need the rubber band to secure the ends, then all you have to do is roll the hair band up to the front near the belt loop, and it practically disappears!

Librarian for Life + Style | How to use hair bands to secure skinny belts

I leave the hair bands on all my belts, as I then have options to wear the belts different ways. I’ve never had a hair band fall off the belt, either, as the rubbery, elastic texture prevents it from slipping off.

Here’s my collection of skinny belts, each complete with a rubber hair band. A rainbow of skinny belts! 🙂

Librarian for Life + Style | Skinny belt collection

I also use these hair bands in my hair, as seen here at the end of this post, but as you can see, they work so well to secure belts, too.

Hope you enjoyed this little tip! Have you ever used rubber hair bands in this way — or other ways other than in your hair? Please leave a comment and let me know!

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16 thoughts on “How to use hair bands to secure skinny belts

  1. kezzie

    That is SUCH. A good idea!!! I have this problem and I DO have some these which are terrible in my hair so largely redundant now! Merci!x

    Reply
  2. karenstrand

    What a handy tip! Thank you. I’ll definitely be employing this the next time I reach for a skinny belt!

    Reply

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