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How To Wear Dresses With A Belt


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If you’re dress obsessed like we are, you’ll be constantly searching for fresh ways to wear your dresses throughout the year. Adding a belt to your favourite dress is such an effortless yet effective way of elevating your favourite style.

We’ve put together the ultimate guide on how to wear dresses with a belt and the best belts to wear with them.

How To Cinch A Dress With A Belt

Not only does a belt cinch you in at the waist, it also instantly elevates any dress, gives shape to less defined styles and enhances already defined styles.

Belts To Wear With Dresses

At Yours we’ve got a range of plus size belts for dresses, available to shop in UK sizes 16-32. You’ll find a range of simple designs, diamante embellishments and stud detailing to choose from.

How To Wear A Belt With A Loose Dress

Pairing a belt with a loose dress style is a great way to add shape and definition when you want it. Where more relaxed styles typically don’t have a defined shape through seam detailing you can wrap it round your waist where it sits best on you.

The most flattering place to wear a belt on a dress is at your waist, just underneath your bust. This will highlight the smallest part of your silhouette whilst showing off your curves in the best way.

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These dresses have been styled with a belt in two slightly different ways. The t-shirt dress has a thicker, statement belt added to a simple design and pattern.

The floral milkmaid dress has an understated belt paired with it to add extra interest but keep all eyes on the dress, and half tucked in for a more casual vibe.

How To Wear A Belt With A Maxi Dress

Floor-sweeping styles your go-to? Your favourite maxis are the perfect match with a belt too.

Whether you’re breaking out your favourite floral dress or getting ready for evening plans, a belt is a great way to highlight your waist and add contrast into a longer length.

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We’ve picked out three different styles to show how it works pairing with a square neckline, scoop neckline and a wrap front. We love how the footwear ties in with the belt on the floral maxis, creating a maximum impact that looks completely effortless.

Smock Dress With A Belt

Even if the dress already has a defined waist through seam detail, adding a belt enhances where the dress naturally cinches you in.

The typically fitted upper half of a smock dress and loose, floaty tiered hem pairs perfectly with a belt, highlighting your waist whilst the hem flatters your curves.

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Blazer Dress With A Belt

Night out? Give your LBD a waist-defining upgrade. The dress you can rely on for any after-dark plans and pairs with any belt too – even more versatile than we already thought!

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Our black blazer dress has a defined waist underneath the bust, adding a belt enhances the shape and adds extra glam into your next night out too. The simple design of this dress means you can add statement accessories without taking eyes off the main event.

Many of our dresses already have belted fastenings included too…

A lot of our dresses are already designed with adjustable belted fastenings so you can cinch in your waist all in one without adding anything extra into your outfit.

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Shop Plus Size Dresses In UK Sizes 14-40.

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