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Wednesday, February 16, 2022

How to Wear a Belt With a Dress Plus Size Edition

Belts are a must-have accessory for adding definition to your look, a pop of colour, or even updating your style. Belts are also ideal for cinching in your waist, creating the illusion of a waistline or giving you control about where you want your waistline to be. In this blog we want to show you how to wear a belt with a dress plus size to elevate your outfits whatever your body shape. 

Which Dresses Can You Add a Belt To?

Add definition to T-shirt dresses, contrast to a Maxi dress or a bit of bling to your Fit and Flare dress. In fact, pretty much any and all styles of dresses can look even more fabulous with just the addition of a belt.

Which Belt Is Right for You?

With so many different styles of belts to choose from, see our top suggestions for how to wear a belt with a dress plus size. 

One thing that we love about pairing a belt with a dress is that it adds texture and depth to your look by creating a contrasting vibe. This is a great tip for changing up your holiday look or adding a playful twist to a date night outfit. See our blogs on What To Wear in Hawaii and How To Become A Plus Size Influencer for more Insyze style tips.

Slim Leather Belts

The skinny belt, ideal for Apple (O) , Pear (A) and Strawberry (V) body shapes, is great for wearing over a shift dress or tunic to add definition to the waistline. This is a great look for the summer.

Braided Belts

This textured style is giving us boho vibes and would look super cute worn with a floaty floral midi dress and boots. For a cozy style, add a cardigan or jacket and layer your belt over the top to streamline the look. Find braided styles in a variety of widths.

The Sash

Colourful ribbons or sashes tied around the waist with a bow finish add a pop of color or  contrast to your look. Sashes are used a lot on wedding dresses and they are also ideal for the Apple or Strawberry body shape as, when tied, the long tail of the sash drapes down, drawing the eyeline away from your tummy.

The Obi Belt 

These sash style belts are normally wrapped around the waist and then tied at the front. They look great worn with a maxi dress or a kimono. They are perfect for breaking up an all-over pattern or solid block of color. 

Chain Belts 

If a bit of bling just isn’t enough, then choose a chain belt. We’re simply hooked to these metallic belts whose hook and eye closure create a super flattering V shape.

Wide Buckle Belts 

Wear wider belts high on your waistline to create an empire waistline. We also love this style of belt for adding contrast to your look. This style is great if you have an Apple (O) or Rectangular/ Banana (H) body shape. But, for petite plus-size babes, wide belts can make your torso look shorter than it is.

Do you love the belt with a dress look or belts just better with jeans? Join the conversation on Insyze and share your style.