yeah, this one's been around for a while. I'm not a fan at all, especially if they're worn at the hips...I think it is jarring to look at - they give the impression of wearing something akin to a tire around one's waist. I imagine they are also quite bulky and awkward to wear. I hope people get tired of them soon.
I'm short waisted so I can't wear thick belts, but I think they are cute, I wouldn't get more than 1 though, cause when the trend is over - you gotta figure out how you're going to continue to "work them" into your warerobe.