The #1 Trick That Makes Every Outfit More Flattering

We all have those wardrobe pieces that we know don't suit our frame in the most flattering way possible. The quick and simple fix to an outfit such as this? A belt. Fashion girls know, above all else, how to seamlessly work a belt into their look, ultimately creating a waistline that is flattering in the best way possible. Whether you're wearing a blazer, paper-bag trousers, or a dress, the ultimate quick fix is wrapping a belt around your waist and calling it a day. 

Click in to see the most flattering ways to style a belt this season and beyond.


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Add shape to a slightly oversize blazer. 


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Tie together contrasting patterns with a belt in the same color family. 


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Paper-bag pants don't have to be overwhelming thanks to the quick cinch of a belt. 


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Like a dress but cooler. 


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Belts can also add a pop of color to an otherwise monotone ensemble. 


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Whoever said belts were boring was highly mistaken. 


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Oversize sweaters no longer have to be the enemy thanks to the flattering fix any belt offers. 


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Meet our new weekend uniform. 


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Have a simple dress? Add an eclectic wide belt to spice things up. 


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Create proportion with the addition of a sleek black belt. 


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When opting for a loose-fitting top-and-pants combo, try throwing a belt into the mix to create some shape. 


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The way her T-shirt is casually tucked into the belt makes this look laid-back and cool. 


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This outfit honestly gives us chills. 


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Jazz up casual jeans and a T-shirt with a sparkly belt. 


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Yes, sweaterdresses were basically meant to be belted. 


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Modernize a more elegant look with a utility-type belt. 


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Because there's no such thing as too much Gucci. 


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Want to wear a dress over pants without looking frumpy? I think by now you can guess our solution. 


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All-black outfits always need a little texture play. 


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Yes, yes, and yes to this color combination and belt placement. 


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Accentuate your best feature with quick the addition of this subtle accessory. 

Next up, read about the 15 winter going-out outfits that actually make sense. 

Lauren Eggertsen
Editorial Director

"Copy (200 words): Lauren Eggertsen is currently the editorial director of Who What Where and has worked at the company for nearly seven years, where she started as an associate editor and has since worked her way up. Lauren has over 10 years of experience in the fashion editorial space, starting her career with internships at Marc Jacobs, Marie Claire, and The Zoe Report, where she was later hired as their editorial assistant. Lauren has worked in the Los Angeles and New York Who What Wear offices but currently calls L.A. home. It is here where she leads and manages Who What Wear's fashion team and oversees all day-to-day editorial content and large tentpole moments. This includes all of the runway, trend, and shopping-driven content that ultimately helps to build a strong brand reputation within the industry. Lauren's role also includes helping to set the fashion direction for all original photo shoots and often styles many of the celebrity cover shoots, including big names like Sydney Sweeney, Lindsay Lohan, and Megan Fox. 

She has also attended multiple fashion weeks, including New York, London, and Milan, where her personal style has been featured on sites such as,, and She prides herself on discovering and supporting small brands and on her knack for a good vintage shopping find. When she isn't working, she enjoys researching and dining at reputable restaurants around both her neighborhood and the globe.