Here is the perfect accessory to complete your outfits with style and personality. The women's belt, in leather, rope or fabric, is an indispensable element for finishing the look, because it emphasizes the feminine waistline adding a feisty touch both to pants and skirts, but it also could be worn practically with everything.
How to wear a belt in a stylish and particular way?
Belts, we know, were born to support trousers. This is how men use them, but they usually have very little imagination in matter of combinations. Women, instead, love to create new outfits by inventing creative solutions to wear their favorite accessories. This is true also for the belts, which become the perfect partners for every look.
It’s very important to choose among the most particular types, which allow us to unleash our fantasy adding a touch of personality to every piece of clothing. The sash models, for example, are perfect to tie the waist emphasizing the silhouette of jackets and even coats. Among the most beautiful ones, there are the Schiapparelli’s fabric sash belts or those in leather by Orciani and Isabel Marant.
Do you want to give a unique and particular hint to a simple white shirt? Wear a Japanese-style obi belt like those proposed by Victoria Beckham, Missoni and Twinset. Or the very sensual corset-style leather ones, with crossed laces on the back by Prada, decorated with studs by Alexander McQueen and in multicolored knit by Missoni.
If you like casual fashion, there are the cowgirl-style belts with engraved metal buckles by Alberta Ferretti. But especially there’s the utility trend, which proposes multifunctional belts like those by Fendi with patch-pockets and carabiners, or those with incorporated micro-bags designed by Burberry and Marc Jacobs. While the industrial style is proposed by Off-White with its super-trendy nylon belts made even more unusual by pop and neon colors.
For who prefers a refined style, but without renouncing to comfort, there are the reversible belts by Orciani and Emporio Armani, which could be worn by both sides with clothes of different colors and are also perfect for travelers who want always being elegant packing the least possible.
Among the most particular models there are also the double belts by Brunello Cucinelli, but especially the wider types, which could be worn both with skirts and dresses and that are part of the See by Chloé, Marni, Jil Sander and Balmain’s collections.
Leather or fabric? Choose the best materials for women's belts
Since ancient times, belts have always been considered as indispensable accessories and leather, thanks to its qualities, was one of the most used materials for making them. Leather belts are durable and at the same time allow an infinite range of effects, textures, prints and decorations.
Leather could be hammered, like in the belts by Moschino and Tod's, smooth as in the simple and refined models by Polo Ralph Lauren and even woven in various ways, as it does Max Mara, but especially Bottega Veneta, which has is in the intertwined motifs its most recognizable feature.
Among the finest leather types there are certainly the exotic ones. The belts could be in genuine reptile, like the incredibly luxurious ones designed by Tom Ford and Saint Laurent, or could have a very beautiful snake or crocodile print, like those by Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini, Isabel Marant and Salvatore Ferrragamo.
For a more casual style instead, there are the suede leather belts that could be smooth, like those by Rag & Bone, or decorated with fringes and interweaving, like the Twinset’s ones. Varnish-effect belts by Dsquared2 and Maison Margiela add a feisty touch to jeans or casual trousers and could be combined with tone-on-tone accessories or become the absolute protagonists of your outfit, catching the eye with their strong image.
For the daywear are also perfect the fabric belts, which for Salvatore Ferragamo have a jacquard effect and for Dolce & Gabbana are in nylon. But also the rope belts by Chloé and Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini.
Details and particular colors give personality to the simpler belt
Attention for details is one of the most important things for fashion addicted who want to have an always an impeccable and trendy style. In the belts, both in leather and fabric, details make the difference:
Logomania invades every field of women's clothing, especially that of belts which have big brand’s logos in plain sight, like those by Gucci, Kenzo, Phillip Plein, Moschino and Saint Laurent
Baroque decorations for the golden metal buckles of Versace, Fausto Puglisi and Oscar De La Renta’s belts
Rock style for the studded leather belts by Jimmy Choo, Philosophy by Lorenzo Serafini and Valentino Red
The metallic eyelets become a decorative motif for Dondup’s leather belts
Lots of gold-colored chains and rhinestones for the Chanel’s belts, which could also be matched with the most elegant suits
Leather fringed decorations for Alexander McQueen’s belts
Even colors are fundamental elements to give a glamorous touch to your style. The newest belts give free rein to imagination, with many shades both in solid color and in printed versions, as in the case of the floral belts proposed by Saint Laurent or the classic Burburry’s tartan.
Among the trendiest colors, there are the bright nuances like coral chosen by Versace and yellow, proposed by Rag & Bone and Calvin Klein. Or the classic black and white, used stand-alone in the case of brands like Givenchy, Philipp Plein and Tom Ford, or in combination with color-block effects, as in the belts by Marni and Carolina Herrera.
For the most elegant evening outfits there are the metallized shades, which make leather belts precious with golden and silvered flashes, as for the super-luxurious ones by Dolce & Gabbana and Alexander McQueen.