18 Outfits That Prove Belts Make a Look

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There was a time, not too long ago, when belts were purely an afterthought—something to keep your favorite jeans in the perfect spot or perhaps to define your waist in a dress. Fast-forward to 2018 and belts are taking center stage of outfits across the board. Chain versions are being added to everything from denim to swimwear, and wide belts are the focal points of tailored blazer looks.

While one could argue these additions are purely ornamental, I beg to differ. Cinching your waist is also extremely flattering. It draws the eye to the smallest part of your waist while also giving your look dimension. One scroll through Instagram will prove I'm not the only one who thinks so. Our ultra-stylish readers have been adding belts of all sorts to their looks as of late, and we're taking note. Below we're bringing you 18 outfits beyond worthy of replicating, straight from WWW readers. After a scroll through, I think you'll agree with one thing: When in doubt, belt it. 

Have you ever seen a better accessory pairing? 

A chain belt is the perfect way to break up a tonal look. 

Give your dress-over-pants look dimension by cinching your waist.

Make your sundress feel 10 times cooler by belting. 

Name a more 2018 outfit. We'll wait. 

Even swimsuits look cooler with a chain belt. 

The same applies to a belt bag.

Business, but make it fashion. 

Pro tip: Double your favorite silk scarf as a chic belt. 

Chain belts and denim are a match made in sartorial heaven.

Defining your waist has never looked chicer. 

Blazers and belts are the ultimate fashion duo. 

Looping a belt around your jumpsuit makes your look feel complete. 

This Insta-famous belt needs no introduction. 

We're so into everything that's happening in this tuck/belt situation. 

High-waisted shorts have never looked more elevated. 

We're crowning the chain belt the viral accessory of summer. 

This is giving us Cher Horowitz vibes in the absolute best way. 

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This chain belt truly goes with everything. 

How chic would this look around a blazer? 

A leather knot elevates any outfit. 

Wear this over everything from dresses to sweaters to blazers. 

Animal print is going to be huge for fall, just saying. 

There are few things we love more than an affordable accessory. 

Get in on the western trend early with this one. 

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