Zara has now gone into full-on party mode, as the new-in section is filled with velvet, rich prints, embellishments and sparkles. The retailer's party aesthetic this year is for the maximalists out there—think pussy-bow necklines, shoulder-grazing earrings, sets of elaborate rings and eccentric styling.
However, there is one thing almost every single party look on the website has in common (which makes it clear that this is how the stylists at Zara HQ think we should be finishing off our Christmas party looks this year): Whether it's a dress, a trouser suit or a pleated midi skirt, all the looks are pulled together with an oversized belt with a statement buckle. It's a niche trend, but it's one Zara has thrown everything into.
We are most into the black velvet belts with a square buckle made of oversized crystals. It feels like something Kris Jenner or Samantha Jones would have worn into the '90s, and we're into that. Keep scrolling to shop our edit of the nine best statement belts.
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for autumn/winter 2018.
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