Madewell Woven Leather Belt Review

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Woven belts have made a comeback, and I’ve been searching for one that’s thick enough to define my waist but thin enough to easily glide through belt loops. Belts have a way of adding instant polish, and if you’ve been entranced by the “not styled” and “styled” before-and-afters on social media, you’ll notice that belts are a go-to accessory for achieving a more intentional look. I’m pretty sure I’ve found the perfect one, too. Madewell’s Woven Leather Belt ($52) is the ideal width, comes in a few colors, and goes with pretty much everything.

What I Like About Madewell’s Woven Leather Belt

It’s hard to find an outfit that doesn’t look better with this braided leather belt. I use it to add a waist-defining cinch to my dresses or to make a basic pair of jeans look more elevated. I love that it has minimal hardware — instead, the leather-wrapped buckle blends in seamlessly, so you can wear it with different jewelry metals. I was excited to discover that it comes in a cream color in addition to dark brown and camel. The cream makes it even more versatile, since I can wear it with shoes and bags in any color. The woven material also makes it easy to adjust exactly to your liking, since you don’t have to worry about fitting the pin into a belt notch. Instead, you can just slide the clasp anywhere in the braided weave to get your ideal fit.

What’s Worth Noting About Madewell’s Woven Leather Belt

The belt comes in three different sizes: x-small/small, medium/large, and 1x/2x. Since most of my pants have a high waist and I use it to cinch the waist of dresses, I went with the x-small/small. I also like to avoid having too much excess strap hanging down after the buckle has been secured. I’m a size six, and this size ended up working perfectly. It’s also worth noting that this belt is crafted from genuine leather, so if you’re looking for a faux or vegan option, this may not be for you.

Who Is Madewell’s Woven Leather Belt Best For?

This belt is great for anyone looking for a versatile option that has more of a customized fit. It can be dressed up or down and worn with different metals or bag and shoe colors.

Additional Details

  • It comes in three sizes: x-small/small, medium/large, and 1x/2x. I’m wearing the x-small/small.
  • It comes in three colors: Coffee Bean, Desert Camel, and Ecru.
  • It’s made from leather and features a wrapped buckle, so the metal isn’t visible.

Where Is Madewell’s Woven Leather Belt Available to Shop?

You can shop Madewell’s Woven Leather Belt at Nordstrom, Madewell, or Amazon.



Angela Elias is a contributing editor for PS Commerce. In her former roles at PS, she led the relaunch of its Latine identity and family-focused verticals, directed its Home vertical, and hosted shopping segments. She has nearly 15 years of experience working in the lifestyle space as a writer, editor, content strategist, director, on-camera talent, and publicist.