I am deadly serious when I say to you this black belt is magic. I promise you, my waist is not nearly as trim as it appears in these photos! I know it’s the belt because I also tried a skinny belt and it just wasn’t as good. And then to be doubly sure I tried one of my other waist belts, which is stretchy, and it wasn’t as good either.
If you don’t own a wide waist belt of the non-stretchy variety, may I recommend that you find one and at least try it on. I’ve no idea if they are in the shops at the moment as I’ve had this one for several years (can you believe only worn for the first time in recent weeks?), but right now I’m so glad it’s mine!