Belts get a bad rap. Thin pieces of leather, in monotone colours, hidden under our shirts, working hard all day long to keep our pants up. They’re stretched and pulled at, and taken for granted. Well, no more! Because not only will you want to show off these statement belts (see: the awesome Eye Of The World ones above), you’ll want to treat them as nice as your favourite fancy handbag. No belt too bold, no muffin top fold; it’s a cinch. Here are a few of our favourites, from luxe to everyday.
This Ugo Correani Vintage Net Belt ($228) let’s you be a ballerina, without all the work of being a ballerina.
Issey Miyake Sculptured Belt ($375). Of course it’s sculptured. It’s Issey Miyake. Kind of looks like Kraft singles cheeze slices…
This Yuzefi Cage Belt ($219) is not really a cage belt, but is loosely based on a cage. Hooray for seafoam green!
Ann Demeulemeester’s Wide Feather Belt ($693) looks like it could be a headpiece, and maybe if you’re brave you’ll experiment with its multi-purposesness.
Love the black and gold combo of this ASOS Wide Plate and Elastic Waist Belt ($33.14). Hammered gold is attached by (yay!) an elastic band.
This ASOS Heart Shape Buckle Waist Belt ($46.40) with chain detail might say ‘chastity belt’ but maybe not.
This Kenzo Bicolour Waist Belt ($370) matches with everything or absolutely nothing and that’s just fine with us.
It’s a sure bet that onlookers will give you a second glance as you channel your inner cyclops with this ASOS Eye Waist Belt ($24.86).