A belt is a flexible band or strap, typically made of leather or heavy cloth and worn around the waist or above the hips, that is usually of less circumference than the hips underneath. Belts are used to secure or hold up clothing, like trousers or other articles of clothing, in a manner similar to suspenders and garters. Some trousers come with belt loops around the waist, which the belt goes through. Belts can have many uses, but they are often used as a fashion accessory, with many colours, styles, and finishes. In the heavy metal subculture, bullet belts and studded belts are worn. Pouches to carry objects such as coin purses, holsters, scabbards, inrōs, etc. have been attached to belts in lieu of pockets. Belts are often secured with some type of metal buckle, which varies from simple one-colour finishes to elaborately decorated belt plates with embossed or bas-relief images or multicoloured logos. While belts can be adjusted to suit the circumference of a person's waist, belts are sold in different lengths due to the variety in waist sizes. Belts are generally designed for men's or women's fashion use, although some casual belts are unisex. Due to the size constraints of belt loops, any belt designed for use with belt loops cannot be too wide. For women's belts designed to be worn over a dress, however, belts can be wider, with some wide belts called "waist cinchers" overlapping with corsets in their appearance and function.