Cinch your waist: 10 of the most stylish waist belts to amp up your outfit
Often overlooked as an accessory in the course of completing our outfits on the daily, waist belts can play an important role in whether or not your finished ensemble makes it or breaks it. It all boils down to a defined silhouette, a little added curve to your look, that makes it look all the more flattering.
Whether you’re shaping sharp tailored suits, looping it through high-waisted pants and skirts, or cinching a dress, these 10 waist belts will immaculately give your ensemble a sleek upgrade. Shop our favourite picks up ahead.
Isabel Marant Yona studded leather belt, S$1,010 from Matches Fashion
Crafted to a wide silhouette from brown leather with a vintage faded effect, Isabel Marant’s Yona belt captures the zeitgeist of the ‘70s with a statement silver-tone metal buckle shaped to look like two asymmetrical birds embellished with studs. Style yours with a dainty floral maxi dress, or team it with neutral separates and loop it through a muted green midi skirt with cowboy boots.
Alessandra Rich embellished-buckle suede belt, S$540 from from Matches Fashion
Add a touch of luxury to any look with this suede belt which features a wide strap and an oversized buckle emblazoned with tiny sparkling crystals. Suitable for more polished, elegant dresses for a formal gala, or even as an accessory for a simple tailored suit, this number will add style points to any versatile number.
Miu Miu crystal-buckle patent leather belt, S$815 from Matches Fashion
True to Miu Miu’s sweet-infused sophistication, this black leather belt showcases a delicate crystal buckle that’s subtly engraved on its reverse side with the brand’s logo. Made from croc-embossed leather and cut to a thin-strapped silhouette, this belt will look amazing next to your little black dress and a bold pair of high heels.
Burberry faux watch leather waist belt, S$510 from Matches Fashion
For those with a keen eye for the finer details, Burberry’s Italian-leather slim leather belt will absolutely delight you. In place of a buckle, this tan waist belt is punctuated with a dainty watch dial in the centre. Though it doesn’t actually tell you the time, it will surely add panache to your ensemble. Cinch the waist of your favourite tailored suit with this and watch it work its magic.
Acne Studios Musubi knotted leather belt bag, US$587.32 (S$797.15) from Net-a-porter
The “Musubi” belt from Acne Studios features two immaculate zipped pouch bags with structured sturdy shapes that can each be detached to be hauled as clutches on their own. Delivering a sophisticated take on the belt bag trend, this belt is finished with a knot, a detail inspired by Japanese obi belt sashes. We think this will look great completing a slouchy, oversized minimalist dress and a simple pair of leather strappy sandals.
Alaia studded leather waist belt, US$742.99 from Net-a-porter
Founded by Azzedine Adaia, who was known for her skillful craftsmanship of pieces that tactfully accentuate the female figure, this waist belt features feminine scalloped edges and dainty silver studs that have been skillfully applied by hand along the edges. Use this to introduce a girlish vibe to an oversized tailored suit or wear this with a crop top and a baggy pair of masculine-cut trousers.
Etro embroidered suede waist belt, US$754.87 from Net-a-porter
Striking and fun, this suede waist belt is embroidered with vibrant florals in bright fuschia, marigold and yellow. To add, the burnished gold-toned buckle adds a quaint vintage vibe. Anchor a printed jumpsuit or any bold tulle skirt with this number for a loud outfit that’ll make you feel confident.
Incorporate a hint of Western dressing into your wardrobe with this belt from Prada, a slim black calf leather crafted waist belt highlighted by a silver buckle carved with intricate patterns and encrusted with turquoise and silver studs. Team this with a simple white shirt dress and a pair of ankle boots for the weekend.
Missoni’s iconic punchy multicoloured stripes are showcased on this thick, stretchable belt with clasp fastenings. Inspire a zestful, energetic vibe to your outfit with this number by teaming it with a monochromatic ensemble and allow it to standout at its full potential. We suggest a white cotton crochet dress and a pair of minimalist white naked sandals.
B-Low The Belt embossed wide belt, S$322 from Farfetch
Made from embossed crocodile effect leather in a stunning burgundy shade, this retro wide belt features a square-shaped buckle. Consider styling this over a white tailored suit with a flowy black silk-satin dress and finish the look with matching croc-effect mules. For a more casual outfit, team this with a patterned puff-sleeved blouse and loop it through a high-waisted pair of khaki pants.