Belts – there are so many styles and different ways to wear them, where do you even begin? Here is a guide with 5 best ways to wear your belt.
Wearing a belt these days isn’t so much a necessity but more of a style choice. A way to complete your outfit, to add colour or to show off your shape… whatever the reason, you want to wear a belt that compliments your outfit and body shape so that you feel confident once you leave your house.
Here are our top ways to wear your belt to suit you outfit and body shape!
High Waisted Belt:
A high waisted belt is perfect to define your waist, especially if you have an hourglass figure as your using the belt to show off your narrow point. If you have short legs, wearing your belt higher will elongate them, making you look taller. See (below) how the belts are placed highly, but at the narrowest point of the body.
Pointer: If your waist is not thinner than the rest of your bust area, you don’t want to highlight it as it may make you look a little a bigger than you are.
Low Waisted Belt:
Low waisted belts are great for defining a structure to your body. Whether you have one or not, you can pull off this style. If you’re short waisted, wearing a low waist belt will elongate your mid too! You’ll notice in the image below that the belts don’t emphasis the narrow points of the body, but work really well with a baggy top and jeans to add structure the look.
Pointer: If you have larger hips, I would avoid wearing a low waist belt as you’re drawing attention to the widest part of your body – look for the narrow point!
These can work either as a high waisted belt or low waisted belt. You want something that will add structure to your outfit or show off your figure. You’ll often find these fit well in belt loops on jeans, trousers and shorts.
Pointer: Medium belts don’t need to be brought with the intent of just being worn as high waisted or low waisted belt. Make sure you find one which is versatile.
Statement belts are perfect for transforming a look. They can be any colour but are often fairly large and eye catching. These are perfect for those with an hourglass figure to cinch you in at the waist.
Pointer: For the best result, statement belts need to be worn on the narrowest part of the body as all eyes will be upon it… show off your curves!
‘Add Colour’ Belt:
Sometimes all an outfit needs is a little colour. A belt can do this, whether it be a high waisted belt, a low waisted belt, or a statement belt. As long as your belt is sat on your narrow point or giving you some structure, you can’t go wrong!
Pointer: Don’t be afraid to have fun with it. Sometimes we all need to have a little colour in our life!
MUCH LOVE, K. XO.