Ah, Emily in Paris, the latest Netflix show that everyone loves to hate. I personally turned on the show for the light-as-air plot but I finished the first season (in two whole days, no less) because of the, uh, interesting fashion. While I take no issue with Emily’s penchant for garishly bright colors or desire to wear loud prints to the office, I do have one major bone to pick: There were simply too many belts.
As in, nearly every single female character in the show cinched her waist with a not-insignificant inch or two of leather, when she’d be perfectly fine without said accessory. As the lead, Emily (Lily Collins) is of course guilty of said offense, starting off episode one by belting a yellow bandana-print silk dress (an outfit we’ll discuss at a later time). And she continued on with this styling choice throughout, adding the waist accessory to a gorgeous black strapless ballgown, an off-the-shoulder floral frock and even a pop art-inspired hot pink shift dress. Truthfully, it felt like there was a 90 percent chance that Emily would be wearing a belt in any given scene.