Hilary Duff (source)
Victoria Beckham (source)
Marley Shelton (source)
Bring on the heavy hardware…long gone are the skinny belts from last season; this summer, it’s all about wide belts. Serious metallic details, thicker straps and an all-around “edgier” look in belts are showing up on red carpets and the streets. And this look isn’t just for evening alone; the trend right now is to pair a heavier belt with a surprisingly floaty or feminine dress by day.
Not sure if this look is right for you? Here’s how to make a wide waist cinching belt work for you:
1) Casual: go for a boho look a la Hilary Duff and pair a neutral tone belt in a soft brushed leather over a long sun dress. You can also try the same look with a long feminine tunic over skinny jeans.
2) Dressy: pick a black patent belt and cinch it over a fitted jacket like our favorite Spice Girl would (motorcycle gloves optional).
3) Fierce: go for the unexpected, and pair a black belt with funky hardware over a formal dress or white button-down tee.