Sometimes I buy vintage items with no clear purpose, especially if it is beautiful like this very pretty but tiny belt buckle purchased for adorning something, sometime. I thought a velvet band made into a choker. Then when I purchased this plain black dress with a tie belt, I realized that the belt buckle was the same size as tie belt and would be perfect to enhance the front of the dress.Just thread the tie belt through the belt buckle on the diagonal. Let ties drop behind buckle when wearing this holds the buckle in place. Depending on the style of the dress/ties may have add a few stitches to hold in place when wearing.