If there’s something that 2017 has taught us it is to let go of the belief that belts are for holding up ratty old jeans. The year, and the celebrities with fabulous outfits, made us forget our childhood associations with the belt and embrace it as the ultimate fashion game changer. Sarees, lehengas, tunics, dresses, jumpsuits – was there anything that our favourite style icons didn’t cinch with a belt?
Using a belt to cinch up your waist is a useful styling hack. It gives your loose and boxy silhouettes more definition and is a good way to use the statement accessory to add details in an otherwise regular ensemble. We have picked the best belts for you to cinch up your shift dresses and flowy kurtis. From lace-up corset style to studded wide belts, we have the lowdown right here!
Bodycon dresses usually have a defined silhouette but the single coloured ones can definitely use a striking detail to complete the look. Pair this slender peephole detail leather belt with your smart bodycon pieces. Don’t worry, it’s faux!
Price: ₹ 499. Buy it here.
Buckle wide belts are the best option to belt your jackets. They have the extra strength to hold together a bulky outerwear to slim down the heavy outlines.
Price: ₹ 910. Buy it here.
A simple bow detailed wide belt, this one can be paired with pretty much any of the dressers in your closet. We are looking at your, sweater dresses!
Price: ₹ 1,095. Buy it here.
A bit more sophisticated than the other options in this list, pair this belt with your work dresses that are in need of a much overdue upgrade.
Price: ₹ 1,690. Buy it here.
Fur detailed accessories have been a staple fall season trend and we think they will be perfect for a desi mod mix ensemble! Pair this with your flowy Anarkali kurtas for a distinctive ethnic look.
Price: ₹ 1,790. Buy it here.
Add extra jazz to your glitzy party dresses or use it as an honorary jewellery, this sparkly little precious from Zara is sure to become the talk of the town.
Price: ₹ 1,490. Buy it here.
We are loving this Western-themed studded number! A piece that will go equally well with a casual shirt dress or a pair of jeans, this belt is sure to become a collectable for you.
Price: ₹ 3,270. Buy it here.
Corset belts reigned the belt trend last year and apart from actual corset vests, are the best option to go for an extreme cinched look!
Price: ₹ 1,499. Buy it here.
Even if you aren’t a fan of the chainmail clothing style, this metallic belt will be a good buy if you are looking to shape things up. Pair this with your chic satin dresses for a total glam jam!
Price: ₹ 1,799. Buy it here.