Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 223
Rated 5 out of 5 by itsawrap newwaist
Yes it is a beautiful belt'. I got compliments and second glances.
Thank you for my new waist .
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gloria21 Very disappointed
I just received this belt today and opened the package right away to find a very poorly made item inside. There are two pieces of leather and one is much too large to fit smoothly over the bottom piece. Also, the leather is very thin and cheap looking/feeling. Back it will go tomorrow morning. Definitely not worth the reduced price let alone the original one. Too bad..... I have been wanting a burgundy colored belt for a long time and this one isn't it.
Rated 3 out of 5 by Honest thoughts Eh, not sure this works.....
When this arrived what really grabbed me was the color, I ordered the burgundy and in the online photos it appears very light, more so red than burgundy so that was the first gamble that turned out quite pleasantly. The burgundy is deep, rich and much more saturated a true burgundy, winner, winner. Now, the double layer design is quite puzzling! The top portion/strip of leather in the front is noticeably larger than the bottom layer and is very slack even when tied. This leaves me scratching my head! How is this supposed to create a desirable effect???? I'm totally confused by this! Rather than a positive good looking ascetic this looks sloppy! Literally like a defect or defective design. I wish some one would explain this. The best obi QVC is selling right now imho is the embossed/smooth version because of fit and function. Sadly that version is not available in burgundy, as a matter of fact this is the only version in this color currently. Not sure if this is a keeper or not. Even at the sale price, this is too much $ for this piece. FYI I'm 135lbs with a 30" waist and m/l is perfect.
Rated 1 out of 5 by cmyers NO QUALITY
Wonderful concept but the quality of this piece isn't there. Leather should be stitched down on the ties, and the belt was not made the same at both ends. They need to send this item back to the drawing board and read some of the suggestions. Such as a button hole to slide the belt thru.
Rated 2 out of 5 by paulette r arrived damaged - glued more than new version
WHAT I DID NOT LIKE ABOUT THIS BELT:
This belt arrived in a jewelry mailer, not a box. It was beat up and the top part was clearly stretched out so it wouldn't lie evenly over the bottom. I was surprised when I discovered that this belt is actually not as well made as the newer, lighter version. This one is mostly glued including the outside edges, where the new one is stitched. It is pretty but the double layer of leather actually increases one's girth a bit.... not what we are looking for. I am small so I can get away with it but I prefer the single layer. The leather is the same as the new one, not better or worse.
WHAT I LIKE ABOUT THIS BELT: leather and color
I bought this version of the obi in bottle green. It is a lovely color. Yes, it's dark but it's softer than black and it goes better with camos and olive drab because it has the common denominator of green. In the daylight it is clearly green and a lovely color. I am going to try to get a replacement for this obi in bottle green because I love the color. However I am not going to buy any more of this version.
Rated 4 out of 5 by DollarsAndSenseOfStyle Great Color, But…
MY MEASUREMENTS: 38-30-40; 5'3; 34DD. PURCHASED: British Tan, Medium/Large. THE FABRIC: Very supple leather; in my opinion, the most beautiful color of all the GILI obis; has two DRAWBACKS: 1) has an awful non-leather-like smell and 2) not all of the seams are stitched down and they tend to open during wear. THE FIT: The narrower piece tends to slip down during the course of the day which I have to keep retying and readjusting; that’s a little frustrating. RESULT: The color and look are so awesome; I’ll keep the belt despite its shortcomings! But should such a pricey item have shortcomings?
Rated 5 out of 5 by apolline Love Them...
I have a black Obi and wear it ALL the time so I just ordered two more, but I really wish Jill could have one made in a REAL taupe leather color.....it would be SO basic to just about everything! I considered the gold one but it really isn't quite right and wouldn't do!
Thanks for listening!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Toledogirl Hello! " Waist"....
Just love this belt! I want more...but need to have a reduced price. I would take any color....it's truly amazing that it makes me look like I have a waist...but my waist left me 3 years ago & never returned.