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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 10 years
nm....I just read the caption again. lol
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
where did that dress come from in the first pic? it's so cute!!
chloeainturhoney chloeainturhoney 10 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 10 years
April must have really made an impression if we all recognized the bottom of her face! LOL!
frankandmerry frankandmerry 10 years
the second belt is nicely placed
nati nati 10 years
great tips!
poetess poetess 10 years
Great tips. I found something similar in a fashion magazine.
Sonnshine Sonnshine 10 years
I like the first belt :)
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
april? yep! thats her!!!
thoroughlymodern thoroughlymodern 10 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 10 years
*apparently
darlindiva darlindiva 10 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 10 years
It is April. She actually hosts a local show in Miami. I've seen her grocery shopping. She's really cute.
sparklemeetspop sparklemeetspop 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 years
hey! thats one of the finalist from ANTM cycle...ah I dont know which cycle it is!!!
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