We absolutely understand when people say that a certain belt draws too much attention to the waist line. But truth be told, that’s probably because you’re either wearing the wrong belt or choosing the wrong area of your body to be highlighted. Here are some easy styling tips to help you belt those belts in style…

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Wide belts

What to shop for…

Go for ones made of leather in colours like tan, brown, black, white or gold. These will definitely make it to your most popular list because classics like these always blend well with just about anything.

How to style them…

The fabric and colour will help define your natural waist. This kind of a style is appropriate for formal and boyfriend shirts which could be worn with skirts or denims. Wide belts could also be the easy pick-me-ups for shirt dresses.

Belt for ₹2,990 and shirt for ₹2,290; both available on shop.mango.com

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Skinny belts

What to shop for…

Time to have fun with your personal style. Go for bright colours and prints that add some glam to your outfit.

How to style them…

Animal print is our kind of print. Wear it over a pencil skirt or mid-rise denim for a super flattering waist. If you’ve got a naturally thin waist, you can even wear it over denim or other dresses.

Belt for ₹5,543 available on asos.com, Skirt for 4,105 available on nastygal.com

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Structured metallic belt

What to shop for…

Go for the classic gold and silver styles and pair them with most outfits.

How to style them…

These belts are so versatile you can pair them with many outfits—a bright shift dress for work or even retro style bell bottoms for an old school vibe. It’s the most reliable belt style that you’ve got to have in your wardrobe.

Belt for ₹1,209 available on missguided.co.uk, Dress for ₹2,258 on nastygal.com