Find The Perfect Belt For Your Body!

08/04/2007 at 01:40 PM ET

Clark Samuels/startraks

Just because big belts are in doesn’t mean eveyone should wear one. Like any accessory, you have to find the perfect one to fit your body. With belts, it’s not about your height, but the length of your torso. If you’re long waisted, you’ve got the space between bust and hips to pull off wider styles. Stick with thin belts if you’re short-waisted or go with one worn low on the hips to create the illusion of more length. Midsize belts (2″ to 2.5″) will actually flatter most bodies. Check out some of our favorite picks and for more tips to dress your body pick up the August StyleWatch on newsstands now.

Get the Look!
Super Wide-Belts:
Streets Ahead 3.5″ black leather belt, $245, neimanmarcus.com

Patent 3″ black or red belt, $28, urbanoutfitters.com

Midsize Belts:
Cole Haan 2.25″loop belt, $195, colehaan.com

Nine West 2″ leather strap with patterns belt, $38, ninewest.com

Thin Belts:
Botkier 1.25″ Eva leather and antique-brass oval ring belt, on sale $50 from $160, botkier.com

Banana Republic 1″ oval buckle belt, $48, bananarepublic.com

FILED UNDER: Accessories , Fall Fashion

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Jenna on

nice dress! but the boots are ugly!

Melanie on

Where can I get this beautiful dress???

Shopoholic on

I love big patent leather belt’s!! i own two, black and white!!

AnnieJ on

I’m too short-waisted to wear a wide belt, but Carmen looks pretty and I love that shade of blue.

Elda on

This beautiful blue dress just brings her beauty out even more, way to go for the stylist and Cameron.

Michele on

I am trying to find out who makes the shoulder bag Catherine Zeta-Jones uses in the movie “No Reservations”

Sarah on

That belt is so…plasctic, childish looking… does she think she’s a super hero?

Jan Close on

I just gave birth 5 months ago so I’m fat fat fat! Please!

Clemence on

The wide belt makes the whole outfit very elegant. Bon travai, who ever that girl is!

Amelie on

I don’t think you’re supposed to wear an awesome dress like that w/ tights and boots. I would’ve worn them w/ a super cute pair of heels.

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