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November 8, 2011 / Curvety

Curvalicious Belts

There is one way to guarantee maximum curve appeal in any outfit, and that is by carefully accessorising with a fabulous belt. Whatever your shape a carefully selected belt can be worn to accentuate your good bits and draw the eye away from areas you are less comfortable with, and lets face it, we all have them!

A belt worn high on an empire waistline will draw the attention away from the tummy & hip area and accentuate a good bust. Pulling in higher up creates a slim waist effect higher
up and allows your outfit to skim over the tummy & hip area giving a lovely curvy silhouette. This look is perfect with a simple  empire waist dress like the obi belt & prague
pictured, or a loose fit tunic top.

A classic pear or hour glass shape can wear a belt on the natural waist line to draw attention to their natural curves and take attention away from the hip & bottom area. This look
works well with waisted dresses and for a more tailored look, pair with a tucked in fitted shirt and tailored wide leg trousers. The round buckled belt pictured is perfect for this look.

If you prefer a looser fit above the hip area and have a smaller bottom and legs a belt can be worn low on the hips. The loose fit above the hips will cover a multitude of sins while attracting the eye to the bottom and hips. A great example would be to pair skinny jeans with a slightly longer top or jumper which is slightly fitted but loose enough to give the slightly gathered effect above the belt line. A perfect top for this would be the Toccara Top by Igigi.


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