Thursday, August 13, 2009

Buckle Up!

Once again, the belt is a popular accessory this season. Not only is it an inexpensive way to add visual interest and personality to an outfit, it’s also a great way to emphasize curves. But depending on your body type, there are some basic rules when it comes to “buckling up”.

- If you are taller and/or larger boned, you can handle wider belts with bold details.

- If you are smaller and more petite, go with a narrow to medium width belt. Buckles and other details should be smaller in nature as well.

- If you don’t have a defined waist, but love the look of a belt, make sure the colour of the belt is in the same colour family as the piece of clothing you are wearing with it. For example, if you are wearing a grey tunic, make sure the belt is grey to silver in tone. A belt of another colour will just bring attention to the fact that you don’t have a defined waist. Loose chain belts also work.

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