They are unassuming, functional, and more often than not ignored when compared to their accessory-counterparts bags and heels. However statement belts are making a glorious comeback on the runway and the red carpet. From Off-White to Dolce & Gabbana to Jacquemus, some of the hottest designers of the moment are embracing this humble accessory and giving it a cool spin.
Belts in different sizes, textures, and colours can be seen around the waists of some of the biggest names in fashion – Priyanka Chopra‘s Michael Kors belt that she wore at CFDA awards, Sonam Kapoor‘s belted Delpozo suit, and Brie Larson’s Gucci gown with a bejewelled belt at the Oscars prove that these pieces are no longer just meant to be paired with pantsuits.
Leading the street style league, Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid, Victoria Beckham, and social media influencers have all embraced the trend of the big logo belts. Just in case you prefer keeping it subtle, take cues from Deepika Padukone, Malaika Arora, and Alia Bhatt who have given slim belts a new spin by pairing them with everything from polka-dotted suits to breezy dresses.
What makes them stand out is their versatility – from brunch to boardroom, it works of all occasions. Here is our edit of this season’s perfect belts that can easily be looped in, no matter what the look.
Dior Saddle Belt
This statement Dior saddle belt is made in pure calf leather, and can paired with a co-ord pantsuit and even a skirt.
Available at: Dior
Moschino Chain-trimmed Leather Belt
This beauty will make you feel glamorous with its chain detail, while the black leather belt keeps it structured and sleek.
Available at: Net-a-Porter
Off-White Fuchsia Industrial belt
Yes, fuchsia is the way to go. This slim Off-White belt with a tone-on-tone finish is major goals.
Available at: Off-White
Gancini Sized belt
Made in monochrome elaphe and featuring the classic Ferragamo Gancini buckle makes it a perfect luxury piece. The interesting print and gold contrast makes it a versatile piece of accessory.
Available at: Salvatore Ferragamo
Gucci Elastic belt with Double G
In red and green elastic ribbon with a diamond pattern, this piece has a double G Plexiglas buckle and antique gold-toned hardware.
Available at: Gucci
Trench-Buckle Alligator Belt
What makes this belt one of a kind is its construction – the alligator leather is dyed in pale blue and has a beautiful texture where the grains are retained
Available at: Ralph Lauren
Armani Belt with Branded Medallion
Striking hues are everything. This Emporio Armani belt made in micro-perforated faux leather has a buckle with a round branded medallion. It can be a great add-on to your boardroom look.
Available at: Armani
Bengal Tiger Motif Leather Belt
It’s all about style that will go well with a sari and no one knows how to work it better than Sabyasachi. The Bengal tiger belt comes in three hues – black, a blush pink and a beige. Wedding wear with belts? Sign us up.
Available at: Carma online