Senior Fashion Writer
Going by celebrity posts, if there’s one fashion accessory that all our Bollywood celebrities have zealously embraced in 2017 it is the belts. Yes, the simple hold-your-pants-up accessory has moved a notch higher. Whether it’s a cocktail dress, distressed jeans or a saree, belts have the ability to transform your look from basic to bombastic.
We all have one in our closet, but we don’t always know how to carry it. We ask the celebrities for help, and here are the 13 different ways they innovated and OD’d on belts to create styling magic.
Who would have thought an accessory as easy as a belt could take a Label Ritu Kumar piece to a new level of gorgeous! How about tassel earrings, your everyday blue jeans, and the golden ‘match your belt and shoes’ rule for the win.
POPxo Recommends: Brown Judas Belt (Rs 499) by Stalk Buy Love
‘Belts are too casual’, would now say no one ever! We love how a simple black belt can add to the glam of velvet and shimmer. Have a party to attend? Maybe you can ditch your big jewellery this time.
POPxo Recommends: Glamorous Pierce Buckle Waist Belt (Rs 520) by Shein
Thanks to Deepika Padukone for some serious #OOTN inspiration for the wedding season. Here’s how a studded leather belt cinched on your saree can make you look like a red carpet diva.
POPxo Recommends: Black Felin Belt (Rs 499) by Stalk Buy Love
We like big belts and we cannot lie! Luscious lips, statement sleeves, high-waisted pants, and a belt that won’t quit - all red everything is the new black this season. Go easy on the accessories to look high-street.
POPxo Recommends: Port Joy Corset Belt (Rs 799) by Stalk Buy Love
Have a t-shirt dress just lying in your closet? Well, it’s time you take it out, put on your pumps, messy-tie up your hair and let a statement belt take care of the rest. Don’t forget a nude lipper and smokey eyes.
POPxo Recommends: Black belt with metallic embellishments (Rs 359) by Alvaro Castagnino
When we first saw the #DressOverPants trend, it was love at first sight! After all, it gave us the liberty to wear our summer dresses in winter! A flared sleeves sheer dress cinched with a classic belt over slashed-knee jeans, ah, does it get better than that!
POPxo Recommends: Faux Leather Circle Buckle Belt (Rs 520) by Shein
Haven’t we all, at least once in our lives, thought of hacks to transform a simple kurti-churidaar ensemble? As much as a cute bindi and embroidered dupatta helps, try a studded belt, like Kriti, and you’ll feel like a Sabyasachi model.
POPxo Recommends: Studded Double Western Buckle Belt (Rs 799) by Origami Lily
Boxy top - 1, bodycon skirt - 1, gladiator heels, chunky accessories - as per taste, and a corset belt. You’re party-ready, already. Serve hot!
POPxo Recommends: Double Buckle Fastening High-waist Belt (Rs 699) by Stalk Buy Love
This is one of the easiest (and stylish) belt hack you can try this season. All you need is a shirt, your high-waisted palazzos and a solid scarf to wrap around as a belt. Knot it in a bow to give it a formal look.
While we’re on the subject of belting our jackets, take inspiration from Sonakshi Sinha on how it’s done! Flared hemline combined with a cropped jacket and a corset clutching your waist, oh we can smell the envy already!
Parineeti’s accessory game is known to all. Our favourite? Chunky jewellery with an equally chunky belt to bring it all together. Give your regular tops a balloon effect by wearing your belt high-waisted.
POPxo Recommends: Brown Alpha Clinch Corset Belt (Rs 499) by Stalk Buy Love
For those who are a fan of the classics, a black leather belt is a must-have. Take your dresses out for a spin.
POPxo Recommends: Black Belt (Rs 623) by Next
Blue jeans - white shirt, there’s no combination more universal than this. Instead of tucking your shirt in, how about you try what our celebs are doing - belt it up!
POPxo Recommends: Black Heath Corset Belt (Rs 599) by Stalk Buy Love
There’s a belt for every curve! And 13 reasons to why should buy one right away!
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