HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT BELT FOR YOUR BODY SHAPE

And you thought belts don’t play an important role in making or destroying your outfit. Think again as belts have the power to change the shape of your silhouette by trimming your waist and creating curves. You know what you wear around your waist actually has the power to make you look either lean and perfect or heavy and imperfect. Choose your belts wisely as it has the power to trim off or add extra pounds to your figure. You can wear belts in many ways to accentuate your body features. Here are some tricks for those who just don’t know how to choose the best belt style for their body. 

Also read: BELTS EVERY WOMAN MUST OWN

What you need to know?

But in order to know which belt will suit you and which will not, the very first thing you need to know is your body shape which means do you have a short waist or long waist. And after that, do you have straight or full hips as this may influence the style of belts you must opt for to flatter your shape. There are four types of figures i.e. Straight, Apple shaped, Pear shaped and Hourglass figure.

Earlier a belt was supposed to be worn around the waist with trousers, pants or denims. No matter what, a belt look best when wore around the natural waist as this accentuates the narrowest point on the torso. But with changing fashion, girls have become creative with belts. Now, a belt can be worn over a dress or a long shirt and can sit low or high on the torso. 

SKINNY BELTS FOR PETITE AND SHORT WAIST GIRLS: Girls with a short waist should stick to a thin belt or Skinny Belt and should stay away from wide belts which can overwhelm their figure and make them look more shorter. On the other hand, slim or skinny belts will balance you out. These skinny belts are totally in vogue these days and add a delicate touch to an outfit. You can wear skinny belts with dress,cardigan,skirts,shirt,shorts,jeans,pants, coats etc which will add a smart look to your outfit. 

SKINNY BELT

A skinny belt helps in defining your waist. You can wear a skinny belt that matches the color of your outfit as it will cinch the waist and highlights your curves without breaking the silhouette and thus gives the illusion of a taller figure. Another option is to wear belts in neutrals such as brown, black, white,beige and gray but please avoid styling a belt with a contrasting color because this will create the illusion of even more shorter waist. 

skinny belts

Make your dull outfit come to life by adding a skinny belt to it which are very light and comfortable and you will barely feel like you are wearing a belt.

BROAD OR WIDE BELTS FOR BIG WAIST GIRLS OR THOSE WHO HAVE APPLE SHAPED BODY: Girls who have Apple Shaped Body and has big waist should go for wide and thicker belts. 

wide belt

This will break up the length of your waist and make your body appear more balanced. Wear belt a few inches below your waist to draw attention away from your big waist.

Wear a wide belt with skirts: Wear a feminine, floral and light colored skirt and team it up with a wide belt to make your outfit stand out. A flowy skirt and a wide belt is a win-win combination. Check out Anushka in the pic below. A thick belt will give you the illusion of a shorter waist that’s more balance for your body shape.

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Wear a wide belt with a maxi dress: A belt which is cinched on your waist can easily bring out your curves and make the maxi dress look a lot more shaped. Also, the higher up the waist it is, the slimmer you look. 

wide belt maxi dress

You can also wear a belt at a higher place, under the bust, to create an empire style.

Wear a wide belt with denims: Accentuate your simple shirt and denims look by wearing a bold and wide belt with it. A wide belt will draw attention to the length of your torso.

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LARGE BELTS FOR GIRLS WITH LARGE BODY FRAME: Girls with larger body frame which means who are tall and curvy should go for larger belt. Larger belts will conceal that excess weight around the tummy.

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You can also go for wide elastic belt that will serve as a body shaper and slim down your tummy. But if you have a large chest then avoid very thick or wide belts as it’ll only make your waist look short.

Girls with hourglass figures can wear almost all kinds of belts: A girl with hourglass figure should wear belts to highlight those curves. So, style yourself with variety of textures and styles in belts. A chic way to wear a long scarf is to tuck it into a belt. 

hourglass figure

Belts with Saree: Experiment a bit with your looks and go slightly edgy by wearing a belt with your saree. Sari-belts certainly work as the best accessories and make you look like a real fashionista.

genelia saree belt

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Much Love, Neha

70 Comments

  • Yogita Aggarwal 06/09/2016 at 1:25 pm

    Good One. Selecting right belt with the right outfit is a pain..

    You helped a lot many.

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  • Lizza 24/08/2016 at 9:53 am

    Thanks for the tips! Great post

    xx LL

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  • Gemma 18/08/2016 at 7:23 pm

    Great post, I love the belted look. Gemma x
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  • Stayclassi 16/08/2016 at 11:48 pm

    Thank you for sharing this post! This is helpful 🙂

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  • Miss Sweet & Chic 15/08/2016 at 2:39 am

    Loved the sari belt look so cute I’m definitely trying that out!! Perfect post since I love belts a little too much 🙂 Xoxoxo

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  • Siffat Haider 14/08/2016 at 11:43 am

    These are such great tips!
    xo
    Siffat

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  • Clementia 14/08/2016 at 12:56 am

    great post 😀 this was like the perfect thing for me to read today 😀

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  • Adi 13/08/2016 at 5:26 am

    Stunning looks!! And great tips!
    Adi xx

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  • Beauty Follower 12/08/2016 at 5:39 pm

    Great outfits!

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  • Layla 12/08/2016 at 2:18 pm

    Great post – love the advice! 🙂

    Layla xx

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  • Husna Favaz 12/08/2016 at 12:52 pm

    Great post Neha! I’m going to try belt on a sari😊

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  • Audrey 12/08/2016 at 10:58 am

    What a super informative post, I am absolutely clueless about belts so this helped heaps. <3

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  • Sybil 12/08/2016 at 9:23 am

    amazing!! 😀 thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day!

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  • Lorna 12/08/2016 at 2:53 am

    Thanks for sharing, I love waisted belts!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

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  • chichi 11/08/2016 at 10:07 pm

    perfect tips! belts can do a lot!
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  • Len Parent 11/08/2016 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful looks!! Love them all.
    Much love, Len
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  • Saabri 11/08/2016 at 2:14 pm

    Wow great post indeed, I always wore belt strictly over the jeans. So motivated to try out styling belts on dresses and skirts 🙂
    Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers,
    Saabri

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  • Denise 11/08/2016 at 3:27 am

    I understand that there is a right belt for each type of body and yes, sometimes I put some one and I think “mmm, not for me” 🙂 But I loved so many here, although some probably wouldn’t be good for me 🙁 The one that Katrina Kaif is wearing and that one from Kareena Kapoor Khan, so lovely! Aish Rai is wearing one that I normally like to – a ribbon. Lovely post with beautiful photos! Hope you have a great evening!
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  • Clarissa 10/08/2016 at 11:06 pm

    Thank you for this – I have such a hard time incorporating belts into my wardrobe but I may be able to try some of these out 🙂

    -Clarissa @ The View From Here

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  • Tania 10/08/2016 at 11:43 am

    I love that you talked about this topic. I have a few belts and I have to start learning to wear them with dresses because it looks so good!

    xx,
    Tania

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  • Isabel Robertson 10/08/2016 at 10:46 am

    Such an amazing and helpful post!

    Bella x

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  • Ileana 10/08/2016 at 7:31 am

    These are such great tips! I do not normally wear belts, but after reading this I will give them a second chance 🙂
    xoxo

    Ileana

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  • Remi Sabbah 10/08/2016 at 3:55 am

    In love with belts! One of the most flattering accessories for the female figure! I love how you put together so many different ways to wear a belt!

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  • barbiegirl06 09/08/2016 at 11:43 pm

    Great post, thanks for sharing your tips! 🙂

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  • Missy May 09/08/2016 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for the tips, Neha dear. Helps and great post.

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  • Darlene 09/08/2016 at 11:02 pm

    Great information! Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge! Now time to shop for the right belt for me

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  • The Fashion Folks 09/08/2016 at 9:01 pm

    I do like to think that I can wear almost any belt, at least I think hahah! But I do have to be specific with what I pair it with. A large belt to a maxi dress works fine, but a large belt to knee-length makes the hips so big! So this guide will really help, thank you! Xx

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  • Ashley 09/08/2016 at 8:11 pm

    Great belting tips, lady- placement is very important!
    Ashley

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  • Miki 09/08/2016 at 8:04 am

    Great topic and very informative.

    Xo,
    Miki

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  • Kelsey&Kenecha 09/08/2016 at 5:14 am

    Great post! Thanks for sharing!

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  • confashiontime 09/08/2016 at 4:18 am

    Very informative and great post dear! It is not easy to find the right belt indeed as it depends on the body shape. Therefore this is very helpful! Thanks for that! Have an awesome week sweetheart, lotsa luv!

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  • Tamara Chloé 09/08/2016 at 2:56 am

    These are such fabulous tips Neha! I really learned something reading this;)

    Kisses and enjoy a great start of the new week.

    xx Tamara Chloé

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  • LARA ROSE 09/08/2016 at 1:21 am

    This is a great post! Thanks for sharing, really informative!

    Nice blog

    x

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  • Meron Dymphana 09/08/2016 at 12:56 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this Neha. Many of us wear belts without knowing our body types and I am one of them but thanks to you I won’t repeat that fashion mistake again.

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  • ellesees.net 09/08/2016 at 12:50 am

    Thank for the tips on belts!

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  • Yamini 09/08/2016 at 12:21 am

    Neha this is such an informative post.Loved the different compilations.Quite a interesting post.

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  • Anamika(NBAM) 08/08/2016 at 10:29 pm

    Loved this post 🙂 I love wearing belts and this post is just perfect <3

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  • Marta 08/08/2016 at 9:13 pm

    Great post!

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  • Vivian 08/08/2016 at 7:42 pm

    Great tips!! Thanks for sharing doll! xo, Vivian

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  • Lola 08/08/2016 at 6:38 pm

    Amazing!
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  • misslovelyattitude 08/08/2016 at 5:12 pm

    ojhhh this is such a lovely post with many ideas and tips 🙂

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  • Paola 08/08/2016 at 4:29 pm

    I love belts, great tips!
    xo Paola

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  • Martina 08/08/2016 at 12:42 pm

    Cool post
    LA BORSA DI MARTINA

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  • Carol in a Page 08/08/2016 at 12:32 pm

    What a helpful post, Neha!

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  • Nimah 08/08/2016 at 11:42 am

    Love these fashion dresses, and thanks for your share

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  • vidya 08/08/2016 at 11:24 am

    Lovely belts…

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  • Kasie Chelanne 08/08/2016 at 6:28 am

    These are such great tips! As a petite girl I definitely need to focus on building my skinny belt collection!

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  • Radi 08/08/2016 at 6:26 am

    Such a great post idea. Also, very informative and helpful. Keep it up!

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  • Radi 08/08/2016 at 6:26 am

    Such a great post idea. Also, very informative and helpful. Keep it up!

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  • Camila 08/08/2016 at 6:15 am

    This si so important to know, thanks for sharing gorgeous!

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  • April Rose Pengilly 08/08/2016 at 4:56 am

    Thank you for this guide – so helpful! Wonderful post. 🙂
    April xx

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  • Ivana 07/08/2016 at 11:00 pm

    This is a great post idea! I love belts and you have provided some real great advices! xoxo

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  • Marianne Sophia 07/08/2016 at 7:14 pm

    I love a great belt, it can really add to n outfit! 🙂

    Much love,

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  • Mimì 07/08/2016 at 2:59 pm

    I like Kareena Kapoor.

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  • Tatjana 07/08/2016 at 2:23 pm

    Stunning dresses! I love dresses with a belt.
    Thank so much for sharing darling.
    Cheers,
    T.

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  • Mica 07/08/2016 at 5:19 am

    Great tips, and so many lovely inspiration outfits with belts 🙂

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  • Dakota D. 06/08/2016 at 8:28 pm

    Such a wonderful accessory to compliment the body!

    ❤︎
    Dakota D.

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  • Giusy 06/08/2016 at 7:33 pm

    Beautiful pics!
    😊

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  • karo 06/08/2016 at 7:29 pm

    so many great inspirations

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  • Rosy 06/08/2016 at 7:04 pm

    This is such a helpful post… turns out I’ve been wearing the wrong belt!

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  • Alisha 06/08/2016 at 11:31 am

    This is really a very helpful post ! I love belts but resist myself from using belts, as I don’t know which one to use for my body type.
    Thank you for sharing !

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  • Chiara 06/08/2016 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful Look!!!!
    Chiara

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  • Akanksha 06/08/2016 at 6:40 am

    Very informative post Neha :). Great work

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  • Toyas Tales 06/08/2016 at 5:32 am

    This is a really great guide for the right kind of belt for your body type. Very informative and a great read.
    LaToya

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  • Jamie 05/08/2016 at 11:05 pm

    great tips.. I never know quite which belt size to wear!! xxo
    Jamie

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  • Nicky 05/08/2016 at 10:18 pm

    Nice post!!

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  • Tania 05/08/2016 at 8:28 pm

    Beautiful looks! Love a good belt x

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  • CAROLINA G.TICALA 05/08/2016 at 7:21 pm

    Very nice pics!!!!!!kiss

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  • Ms Meehnia 05/08/2016 at 6:09 pm

    Really informative post 🙂

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