Do you ever think to change up your style with a belt?
Belts are great for holding up clothing – granted – but they’re EVEN better when we use them as an accessory to change up our style!
Do you feel a little unsure about how exactly to wear a belt though? If so, don’t worry – you’re not alone! Hopefully (like me!) you have one or two hidden at the back of your wardrobe just waiting for a little inspiration – let this blog help you ‘Bring it Back’ this week!
Adding a belt that you love, can really help play up your curves and accentuate your figure, and take your style from a 6 to a 10 in a few simple tricks!
I hope following my easy tips here will provide you with a little inspiration and an excellent starting point for enjoying your belts while looking even more stylish!
Where the belt sits on the waist or hips affects the overall look of the outfit.
For some women, the perfect spot for a belt is on the natural waistline, while others look better wearing belts that sit above or below it.
My advice is to practice in front of a long mirror with belts of different widths – try them above and below your natural waistline to discover just what works best for YOU!
• Defined waist
Skinny Bright coloured belts worn at the narrowest point of your waist look great.
• Straight waist
Thick or skinny belts can both work well; try playing with the positioning of the belt to see what suits you best.
• Long Waist
If your torso is long, wide belts worn on the narrowest part of your waist can help shorten your body, enhancing your silhouette and giving you an instant hourglass figure.
• Short Waist
Thin belts will work best as a wider belt can make your torso seem shorter.
• Large Bust
Wearing a belt slightly lower than your natural waistline can help break up the distance between your bust and your waist.
• Petite Bust
Wearing your belt just under your bust can lift your bust and show more of your waistline.
A belt that blends in with the colour/ pattern of your dress/top can help give incredible shape to floaty tops and shift dresses, while also giving the appearance of a more slimline torso.
A high contrast belt draws the eye to the waistline and can be used to accentuate the hips and bust line for a curvy ultra feminine look.
Has this inspired you to try wearing belts in a new and stylish way? I really hope so! Remember, it’s not about looking perfect (perfection is boring after all!) it’s about having fun, experimenting and celebrating being YOU’ with your own unique style!
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