Please explain to me difference between belt and sash???

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 2
27 posts

up to my knowledge and I stand to be corrected, a belt has no loose ends it, while a sash has, i.e. a sash needs to be tied up with a bow or something

Post # 3
714 posts
Busy bee

Zimtstern:  I believe pp is right… in German sash translates to “Schärpe”, “Bauchbinde” so that explains how it’s tied a different way than a belt with a buckle / clasp is… 

Post # 4
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009


I may be wrong, but I think a sash is a plain satin thing and a belt has beading/fabric flowers on it.  I’ve seen belts with loose ends that you tie in the back.  And I’ve had people ask me to sew the ends of a sash into the zipper or lace up back.  I’ve NEVER seen anything (that’s made for a wedding dress) that has a clasp on it in the back, mostly because everybody has a different waist measurement so it needs to be adjustable.

Post # 6
45278 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Zimtstern:  Belts are typically fastened while sashes are typically tied.

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