Update your look with a belt

Update your look with a belt

As well as serving a purpose, a belt is a fabulous accessory to finish off an outfit. It's a great way to accentuate the waist and complement a curvy figure.

If you are high waisted, you may find that wide belts do not work particularly well, so try a dropped belt or a very narrow one. Wider belts are excellent for those who are low waisted or have a long torso .

Choose a soft, supple belt if you are very curvy, as opposed to a structured leather. Suede is a good choice.

Contrary to popular belief, a belt will not give you a waistline if you don't have one (sorry!). In fact, if you carry weight around your middle, it will draw the eye to this area. That said, wearing a belt under a cardigan or longer jacket can trick they eye into believing there is a waist under there somewhere.

For a polished look, use a coloured belt to bring the colours of your outfit together.

Belts featured are from Joules.