Gone are the days when belts were strictly a necessity to keep your pants up. Belts are a fantastic accessory that can add just the right touch to finish off your look. They can be worn with dresses, skirts, jackets, tunics and even fur coats. There are tons of styles to choose from that come in many different varieties of textiles, forms, and original facings.
If you decide to wear a belt, what should you wear? Should you wear a skinny belt, a wide belt, one with rhinestones or fabric? Whether they’re made with leather, fabric, lace, or another material, the options are endless. You can basically get by with just about anything. You can also wear certain belts and belt styles to enhance your figure, or to minimize a feature you don’t particularly like.
Here are some belt options and tips on how to wear them:
If you’re petite, full-figured or both, skinny belts are a great pick for you. They add style by dressing up a cardigan or sweater dress without bulking you up. You can also drape them loosely over your hip at an angle to give the illusion of a longer waist and a leaner figure.
If you’re tall and lean with few curves, a wide belt is the perfect choice to add the illusion of an hourglass figure. If you’re long-waisted, you can shorten the look of it by cinching the belt snugly around your waist. It adds definition and curves, especially in a dress or long tee.
You can make a unique fashion statement with this one small addition to your wardrobe that will turn heads, start a new trend, and add style.