“Belts distract the eye from a bloated tummy, a heavy-set upper body and all manner of sins. They can be a superb way to update your wardrobe without breaking the bank, and there’s no reason to stop wearing them, ever!”
Well, Twiggy said it all – belts are just so versatile, useful and affordable; a rare combination in the long list of fashion accessories. And there is a huge variety of belts out there, which can jazz up all outfits with much ease.
Having said that, obviously, you can’t have them all (sigh). So you should have at least have one each of all the staple styles that are chic and trending. Here’s a list of five belts every diva must own:
The Oversized Belt
These are statement making accessories that you can whip out to make any ensemble a red-carpet look. Not only are they much in vogue these days (Paris Fall Fashion Week 2015, hello!), oversized belts serve a great purpose – they cinch the waist, allowing you a more feminine silhouette. So play up those curves by teaming an oversized belt with dresses, gowns, kaftans even.
The Obi Belt
Spring Fashion charts for 2015 place Obi Belts in its top ranks. Kimono inspired cloth belts, Obis are made of satin, silk and similar soft materials. These look wonderful on an outfit with much layering, with their knotted appearance adding more dimension. And that’s not all, since they do not have holes and loops, you can tie them as tightly or loosely as you like! Lifesavers.
The Thin Belt
Ah, these slim beauties! Thin belts are subtle but incredibly chic. They add grace and softness to outfits by virtue of their delicate appearance. Great for wearing with skirts/trousers and tucked in shirts, thin belts are staples for the office-going fashionista. Casually worn, they can be paired with almost any outfit.
The Metallic Belt
High-street fashion alert! Metallic belts are uber-chic and extremely eye-catching. With an all-metal casing and shiny hue, these have the effect of drawing all attention to the waist. When wearing these, make sure you get the right size for tightly worn metallic belts tend to cause bulges. But if worn correctly, these are by far the most glamorous of all belts.
The Fancy Buckled Belt
Who doesn’t want a little over-the-top effect every once in a while? Especially on those days when you don’t want to put in too much effort, a belt with a fancy buckle can come to the rescue. Find one that is the right amount of blingy/strinking/jazzy for you and let it be your go-to accessory when you’re lazy. Be it a simple jeans-shirt combo or lovely cocktail dress, your overall look can be enhanced further with the big buckle!
Get a hold of each of these belt varieties – you will find yourself having many more ensembles in your closet that look amazing. And all thanks to a simple belt!