Long gone are they days when belts were made for the single purpose of helping to hold men’s trousers up, in the world of accessories statement belts are the must have for this season, being both practical and stylish you can’t go wrong.
Here are the top 5 reasons why statement belts are an essential this Christmas!
They will instantly make you look slimmer if you opt for one that has a decorative buckle worn in the centre of your waist, it will draw everyone’s eyes right to the centre of your body giving the illusion of a more slender figure. This is also great for top and bottom heavy figures as attention will be on the smallest part of your body, your waist! If you have an apple shaped figure try wearing a loose empire line dress and placing a thin belt under your bust, this will be much more flattering for you as adding bulk over your waist itself with a belt will make you appear bigger then you are.
They are fab at adding glitz and glam! From belts covered in glitters to those embellished with sequins, gems and diamantes they will all add some sparkle to those plainer outfits that need a little something extra.
Wearing different accessories with an outfit especially your ‘little black dress’ can make it look completely different! This is great for us women as I doubt any of us like to outfit repeat, investing in a couple of different coloured/styles of statement belts will instantly give you more wear out of your wardrobe at a fraction of the price!
Belts are amazing at adding curves, not only can they slim you down like mentioned above but they also can help to nip you in and create those feminine curves that are so favoured at the moment! Adding a wide or thin (which ever is your preference) to any floaty dress or top will give you an instant hourglass figure.
And finally it has to be the obvious practicality of a belt! Worn with jeans, trousers, shorts and skirts, high waisted to low rise they help to keep the bottom half of your outfit in place!