"Give Your Style a Touch of Drama With Wide Belts"
Wide belts keep reappearing every season - and in different trendy styles. But you don't mind, right? We love 'em!
A wide belt can accentuate your waist, narrow it, conceal the flab, enhance your curves (it's not a bad thing!) and add a finishing touch to a loose-fitted shirt, cardigan or dress. It pretty much gives you all of the good stuff for looking trendy and gorgeous!
How to Wear a Wide Belt
Get to know the shape of your torso
Is your waist thin or thick, or average? Do you have a short or long waist?
Some torsos look amazing in wide belts, and others, well, they run the risk of looking stumpy, unless they take the proper adjustments!
In this way you'll
avoid the contrast that chops up your waist. If you are Petite and/or have short waist, I suggest to look for a thinner belt style to avoid swallowing up your torso. Click here for more styling tips for your short torso
Where should you wrap the belt?
The classic and stylish place to wrap it is around your natural waistline, which is perfect for really slimming that torso. Just make sure to make the proper adjustments and choice of belts, as explained in the previous pointer.
Placing it on the bust or waist area will create the appearance of having longer legs and a long, clean line which gives a very flattering look. It also visually helps push up your chest.
However, this placement also gives a dramatic-trendy corset belt-look which might appear a bit too fancy for the occasion. So you want to make sure you keep the rest simple.
If you're planning on wearing it as a part of your day outfit, select a belt that is simple and neutral.
This belt placement looks elegant on a tunic dress.
If you have short legs then this is not the ideal placement because it visually shortens them. But heels solve that!
Scale it to your body size
If you're tall and/or a Plus size then your body figure can handle most belts widths.
But if you're Petite (5'4" = 163cm) or shorter super-wide belts can swallow you up and make you look smaller, which doesn't look elegant at all. You need to look for a belt that is scaled to your height, so look for the narrowest wide belt possible.
If you're a plus size petite opt for something in the middle - not narrow but not too wide either.
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