Featuring classic, timeless and fashionable belts in the industry.

Belts may be known to be functional accessories, however, the best one would not only hold your pants up but also bring the whole outfit together, quite literally. Statement belts are labelled statement for obvious reasons; it gives the ‘oomph’ factor to any outfit you put on, no matter how simple it is.

These iconic and statement belts can do all of the above. We’ve included timeless pieces, like the GG brass buckle belt that has made an imprint in the fashion industry. Also seen on many influencers is the Off-White Classic Industrial Belt.

Here’s our list, with belts that you may recognise and some that you might want to add to your collection ASAP.

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This article first appeared on Lifestyle Asia Kuala Lumpur.

1
Lecce leather belt by Isabel Marent

A statement belt doesn’t necessarily mean that it has a huge buckle. This piece from Isabel Marant features a knotted design that’s already attention-grabbing on its own. The knot also gives the belt its adjustability.

Price
Approx. S$173
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2
Leather waist belt by Versace

Its V-shaped Barocco motif buckle sits front and centre of the belt. The V is actually embellished with acanthus leaves, a detail that the fashion house always carries in its collection. Versace also carries a thin leather waist belt if you prefer a smaller version of this.

Price
Approx. S$704
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3
Embellished textured-leather belt by Chloé

Equestrian motifs are often seen throughout the Chloé brand, and this belt is definitely one of them. The C-shaped buckle features the head and the mane of the horse. The belt is made in Italy from black textured-leather and is perfect to be paired with simple jeans or floral dresses.

Price
Approx. S$784
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4
Embellished leather belt by Saint Laurent

Do you know? The ‘YSL’ logo was created in 1961 by Ukrainian-French commercial poster artist Cassandre. The logo is now seen on numerous designs, usually on just plain black leather as it’s recognisable enough on its own. This belt is no different.

Price
Approx. S$755
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5
Leather belt by Bottega Veneta

That’s not a ‘play’ icon you’re seeing — it is Bottega Veneta’s signature. This belt is a timeless piece from the brand, seen on many celebrities and shows up until this day. The belt is crafted in Italy by skilled artisans using brown leather.

Price
Approx. S$564
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6
Leather belt by Gucci

Thought we would give this a miss? Never. The ‘GG’ logo belt is probably one of the first belts that pioneered this timeless trend. The buckle is made out of brass with a slightly burnished finish for a vintage look. Available in multiple sizes, this design runs on the slimmer side.

Price
Approx. S$587
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Jolin Lee
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Unlike most modern-day millennials, Jolin does not need caffeine or alcohol to power through the day (and night). Her eye for beauty is as sharp as her eyeliner flick, and she can spot your unblended eye makeup from a mile away.