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42 Uses of the Buckle

From Bathing Suits to Strappy Sandals

— June 17, 2011 — Fashion
Buckles are usually associated with belts, but there are actually many uses of the buckle. Creative ways to incorporate buckles into fashion range from shoes to bags.

It seems like the more the better! No longer just a securing mechanism, buckles are becoming a way to easily add chic detail to an accessory. Uses of the buckle run from the traditional belt to an add-on to a bag, making it much more appealing to those desiring more intricacy in their designs. It's clear that what was once just a functional tool is now a fashion staple.

Take a look through these many uses of the buckle and you may just be inspired to add it to your next outfit with something other than a belt.
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Brilliantly Bold Buckles
Brilliantly Bold Buckles
Alexander Amosu Designs a Stunningly Studded Gucci Diamond Belt
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41
Buckle-Ridden Heels
Buckle-Ridden Heels
The Priscilla Platform by Chrissie Morris is All About the Hardware
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40
Exotic Car Belt Buckles
Exotic Car Belt Buckles
Rolls-Royce Phantom Belt Drives Your Outfits Wild
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39
Invisible Belt Buckles
Invisible Belt Buckles
The Invisibelt Takes the Bulk out of Your Outfit Equation
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38
Strap-Happy Shoes
Strap-Happy Shoes
Annie Black Leather Spats Brings These Buckling Shoes to New Heights
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37
Customizable Belts
Customizable Belts
The Multi Zipper Belt Makes Looking One-of-a-Kind Simple
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36
Wooden Block Wedges
Wooden Block Wedges
Fendi Sandal Platforms Adds Some Retro-Styled Height
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35
BB Gun Belts
BB Gun Belts
Buncombe Buckles Use Old Metal, Like Pellets & Fences, in New Ways
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34
Bookworm Belt Buckles
Bookworm Belt Buckles
Rare Device Creates Fashions for Literature Lovers
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33
Recycled Road Accessories
Recycled Road Accessories
Vintage in Retrospect Makes License Plate Belt Buckles
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32
Mega Buckle Shoes
Mega Buckle Shoes
Vivienne Westwood
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31
Straptastic Sandals
Straptastic Sandals
The Derek Lam Hanae Crisscross Sandal Features a Bevy of Buckles
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30
Video Game Controller Belts
Video Game Controller Belts
Nesbuckels
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29
Belt Buckle Boots
Belt Buckle Boots
Pierre Hardy Spring 2010 Collection Features D-Ring Straps
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28
Wedge Buckle Boots
Wedge Buckle Boots
Chloe Sevigny Teams With Opening Ceremony for Footwear
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27
Buckless Belts
Buckless Belts
The First Leather Elt
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26
70s-Inspired Footwear
70s-Inspired Footwear
The Solestruck Weekender SS11 Collection is Chunky and Retro
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25
Cassette Belt Buckles
Cassette Belt Buckles
You're Not Cool Enough to Pull it Off
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24
Classy Hiking Shoes
Classy Hiking Shoes
Lanvin Sandals Spring/Summer 2011 Mixes Luxury and Sportswear
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23
Buckled Desert Boots
Buckled Desert Boots
The Quoddy 2011 Spring/Summer Collection
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22
Cargo Combat Boots
Cargo Combat Boots
Topshop Unique AW2010 Boots are Ready for a Glamorous War
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21
Tunebuckles
Tunebuckles
The iPod Nano Belt Buckle
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20
Haute Footwear
Haute Footwear
A Banquet of Boots for All Flavors Priced $500 or More
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19
Gilded Zoo Buckles
Gilded Zoo Buckles
The Christopher Ross Belt Buckles are All Sparkly and Pretty
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18
All Season Galoshes
All Season Galoshes
Lace Up Hunter Boots Are Footwear for Any Weather
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17
Bright Recyclable Belts
Bright Recyclable Belts
Tie-Ups Are Eco-Friendly Interchangeable Accessories
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16
QR Code Belt Buckles
QR Code Belt Buckles
Customize Your Belt With Personal Messages or URLs
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15
Boot/Clog Hybrids
Boot/Clog Hybrids
Free People Show off a Dramatic Shoe Design for March 2010
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14
Intense Fluorescent Bags
Intense Fluorescent Bags
The Cambridge Satchel Company Creates the Most Vibrant Carry-Ons
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13
Belt Buckle Boots
Belt Buckle Boots
Knee-High Strappy Shoes
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12
Ultra-Treaded Platforms
Ultra-Treaded Platforms
Zan Sandals from L.A.M.B are Strappy Goodness
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11
Frankenstein Footwear
Frankenstein Footwear
Alexander Wang's Magnificently Monstrous Leather Combat Boots
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10
Single-Shoulder Backpacks
Single-Shoulder Backpacks
The Thrilla Bag Brings Back 90s Grunge Style
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9
Fashionable Storage Belt Buckles
Fashionable Storage Belt Buckles
The Bucklette
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8
Jungle Girl Fashion Styles
Jungle Girl Fashion Styles
Shanina Shaik Rocks Hot Animal Prints for Spiegal Spring/Summer 2011
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7
Buckling Bathing Suits
Buckling Bathing Suits
Julia Dunstall Straps Down in Stunning Swimwear for Foam Magazine
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6
Alcohol Belt Carriers
Alcohol Belt Carriers
The Beer Buckle Lets You Hold Your Beverage Hands-Free
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5
Straitjacket Buckle Boots
Straitjacket Buckle Boots
The Burberry Fall/Winter 2010 Shoes Are Heavy Duty Winter Wear
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4
Lego Fashion Accessories
Lego Fashion Accessories
Marc Jacobs, Kasi Made
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3
Heroic Handbags
Heroic Handbags
This Cleverscene Valor Tote Bag Keeps a Fireman on Your Arm
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2
Designer Rain Boots
Designer Rain Boots
Couture Hunter Wellingtons by Jimmy Choo
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1
Bringing Back the Fanny Pack
Bringing Back the Fanny Pack
Modern Bum Bags
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