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How to Style a Waist Belt

A good waist belt is all you need to elevate your look to stylish new heights. With a quick cinch on the waist, almost anything you wear is instantly whipped into shape – literally. Here’s our handy guide on how to style this figure flattering accessory

From classic buckled belts and simple rope knots, to obi ties and embellished leather styles, a neatly placed waist belt can update everything from humble in-between season essentials to key autumn/winter pieces. Our savvy guide will give you tips on how to adorn your coats and dresses with this waist cinching piece.

Give your dresses shape

This simple accessory can be used to glam up a plain dress or to add interest to a simple outfit. With the cold weather fast approaching, you can layer your dress under sweaters and shirts and add a belt to give your ensemble an edge. You can even use a waist belt to glam up an oversized dress or a utilitarian shirtdress. Take your dress to another level by picking a belt in a contrasting colour or a clashing print. Animal print is always a classic worth having in your wardrobe, while texture can also add interest to an outfit so consider leather belts or studded styles.

Cinch your high waisted pieces

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Give high waisted trousers and skirts a point of interest by belting up. Choose wide-legged trousers and add a belt for instant 70’s glam. This waist cincher will help give a feminine flourish to more masculine styles. You can also use your waist belt to punctuate patterned styles. Break up bold prints by choosing a belt that boasts gold or silver hardware. Tie the belt on your natural waistline for a super feminine silhouette.

Wrap up warm

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Update a classic camel-hued coat with a wacky colour or texture that will get you noticed. A solid design or subtle reptile print will work wonders on oversized outerwear. Wrap coats are a style statement that will never go out of fashion and they look even better with a belt. You can also add a belt over your scarf for the ultimate fashion-girl look. Big, utility style belts can be a great way to bring your winter wardrobe up to date.