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Fab Body Guide: 1-2-3 Belts!

Day in and day out I see belt abuse. The belt is a fabulous accessory that is here to stay, but so many women do not know how to style them. There are a couple things to consider: the clothes you are pairing them with and your body type. I have taken a stand and created a little belt guide. I hope it's helpful and please spread the word! Proper belt users unite!

To create womanly curves:

Create a classic look like this Liz Claiborne Retro Polka-Dot Dress with white belt, $129. A corset-style belt carves out the waist and draws the eye inward giving you an hourglass figure.

For two more belt methods,

To hide a tummy:

You want to go with a wide belt that slightly dips in the front. This Hobo International 'Strength' Belt, $78, is cute and is worn a bit lower to offset a poochy stomach. It creates a nice blouson effect that is romantic and classic.

To play down wide hips:

This Urban Outfitters Skinny Patent Belt, on sale for $15 (originally $24), is ideal. With a skinny style you can position it slightly above the natural waistline. This will elongate your legs and narrow your hips.

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LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
nm....I just read the caption again. lol
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
where did that dress come from in the first pic? it's so cute!!
chloeainturhoney chloeainturhoney 9 years
gosh that smile! sure looks like april... but you girls all seem so sure. =D i like the one to hide a tummy, but chunky belts on my 5'1" frame just makes me look chunkier. =(
clepiau clepiau 9 years
April must have really made an impression if we all recognized the bottom of her face! LOL!
frankandmerry frankandmerry 9 years
the second belt is nicely placed
nati nati 9 years
great tips!
poetess poetess 9 years
Great tips. I found something similar in a fashion magazine.
Sonnshine Sonnshine 9 years
I like the first belt :)
ddene5713 ddene5713 9 years
april? yep! thats her!!!
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 9 years
haha, it IS April! I didn't even notice but I went back and looked at the pic. That's awesome. Thanks for the tips, Fab!
darlindiva darlindiva 9 years
darlindiva darlindiva 9 years
1) i LOVE that everyone recognized april from only seeing half of her face! LOVE IT. 2) i saw a girl wearing not one, but TWO skinny belts around her ribcage the other day. for real. aparently, it is far too easy to wear a belt in a completely tragic way. thank god for fabsugar working hard to save the world from belt abuse!
blackjade78 blackjade78 9 years
It is April. She actually hosts a local show in Miami. I've seen her grocery shopping. She's really cute.
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 9 years
It's April! Oh man, I thought I was going to be a weirdo for recognizing the bottom of her face! Haha. I'm glad I'm not alone!
katiedid0985 katiedid0985 9 years
Whoops, sorry it was the season before that. It looks like April from season 2. (they went to Italy, they went to Japan in the next season!)
katiedid0985 katiedid0985 9 years
I agree, I can't remember who, but I think it was when they went to Japan! (and I think she was half- Japanese)
PinkTulip PinkTulip 9 years
hey! thats one of the finalist from ANTM cycle...ah I dont know which cycle it is!!!
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