If you are new here, each month I highlight a wardrobe essential that should be in your closet. There are certain fashion pieces that are a must for every woman’s wardrobe. A versatile belt is one of them. For many years belts were an afterthought in putting together an outfit, but lately they have been making a big impact.
Statement belts and wrap belts are the two types of belts I use most frequently. If you are unsure how to wear them, here are a few ideas on ways I incorporate them into my outfits.
Regular pants and jeans look more “finished” with a belt especially when you tuck in your top or apply the half-tuck. If you aren’t familiar with the half-tuck, you can read more here about it. Basically the half tuck is a great way to emphasize your legs and give the appearance of a longer line. Who doesn’t want to look taller than they actually are?
With Loose Dresses
A belt cinching the waist is extremely flattering. It draws the eye to the smallest part of your waist while also giving your look dimension. I like to wear a belt with a looser fitting dress for a figure-fitting silhouette. It can also be incorporated to add contrast to an otherwise monochromatic outfit.
To Replace A Plain Belt
Sometimes dresses come with a belt that is super-cheesy or just plain ugly. Replacing it with a nicer quality belt can make a low-price dress (or pants) look more expensive.
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