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How to Wear a Belt

Beautiful Belts

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Learning how to wear a belt fashionably can be as easy as keeping three key components in mind: color, size and the overall proportion of an outfit. That means sizing up the amount of fabric. For example, if you are wearing a long dress, opt for a wide belt. This way the proportions are kept in check. Similarly, short dresses, particularly ones that fall above the knee, often look best when paired with a skinny belt. However, for a sexy look, go ahead and choose a wide belt.


Here the belt is wide because there is a lot of fabric (the dress).

Consider Proportions

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A belt needs to be in proportion to the entire outfit. This belt is slim because the jacket and pants "cut" the body in half.

Contrasting Colors

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Pair a belt, in a contrasting color, with a dress for a fresh look.

Skinny Belts

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A skinny belt can help break up a monochramatic outfit and define the waist.

Large Belts

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A large belt works to enhance the sexiness of such a small outfit.

Lines of Color

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A belt can be unique. Here the look works because it keeps the color line of white.

Coordinating Your Belt

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Matching your belt to your shoes is not necessary, but it helps in keeping the femininity of this look.

Figure Flattering Belt

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The right belt creates a cinched waist and glorious curves.

Boho Chic Style

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Wear a belt low on the hips over a long top for a casual, boho-chic feel.

Double Strapped Belt

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The double strapped belt, in a vibrant color, is a fashionable look that works great with a print dress. When it comes to color, fashionistas everywhere can consider themselves very lucky indeed; the choices are too numerous to count!

Above the Waist Belt

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Wear a belt above the natural waist to emphasize the bust and create structure in a dress.

Show Off Your Style

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Don't forget to use contrasting colors! A white belt against a black background is stunning.

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How to Wear a Belt