A summary of guidelines for belts worn on modest clothing, according to halacha.
The following is obtained from the book, "Modesty, an Adornment for Life" by Rabbi Eliyahu Pesach Falk.
- eye-catching belts with accessories hanging from them or bright beads and stones embedded in them are provocative and should not be worn.
- belts with the name of the manufacturer in large pronounced letters are distasteful
- belts with heavy gold chain and large, dangling hearts are not to be worn
- an excessively wide belt like a sash (more than 4") which binds the dress or skirt much lower than usual that pronounce the thigh area is not kosher
- belts should not be worn well above the waistline to pronounce the chest area
- any dangling piece of the belt should not hang in the center -- it should be adjusted to hang from the side instead
Refined, decorative belts are recommended.
At ModestAnytime.com, we strive to create modest and refined belts that are decorative and meet the standards defined above.