Accentuate your curves
BELTS pulled in at the waist are great for enhancing your figure. "Teaming a belt with a boxy-cut top or dress creates a gorgeous hourglass silhouette," says fashion consultant Andreas Rose.
"The belt is a tribute to women's waists," he explains.
Belts have been a big focus in fashion shows around the world recently. "A high-style belt above the hips and closer to the ribs defines the lines of the dress you are wearing and accentuates a jacket or a coat."
Rose mentions some examples: "Designer labels such as Prada, Alexander McQueen and Loewe are using corsetlike belts to add a touch of vintage glamour to their collections."
The designs of the current crop of tight belts are diverse.
Rose notes that "the sophisticated fasteners on belts complete an outfit and mean you don't need to wear other pieces of jewellery."
Women with curves should wear a wider belt, while women with a smaller build should go for something more delicate.
"I recommend using a tight belt to style an oversized blouse, or a very feminine dress or to gather in a coat or long jacket," he says. – dpa
A wide belt worn tight and well above the hips is a testimonial to a woman's waist.