Plan Your Entire Outfit Around This Cool Accessory

Corset belts have blown up on the street style scene this season. Pretty much every fashion girl has worn the lace-up style over dresses and button-downs to lend a waist-cinching effect to their look. The result? Outfits are instantly cooler. But if you want to know what’s next, get ready to try corset belts 2.0: extra-wide belts. We predict that they’ll be everywhere this fall after they were spotted on the runways of designers from Isabel Marant to Brock Collection to Monse.

Fashion girls have already started wearing the trend, and we’re taking styling notes for cool ways to wear the accessory. Style one over a sweater and an open jacket like Pernille Teisbaek to give some shape to bulky layers. Stick to a minimal monochrome look, and make the belt the focal point by wearing one with metal hardware. Or draw attention to your waist by choosing an optic white belt like Giovanna Battaglia. Want to see some inspiring ways to wear the accessory?

Keep reading to see how street style stars are wearing extra-wide belts, and shop 20 of our favorite pieces.

Slim down bulky layers by adding a waist-cinching belt.

Instantly give shape to your outfit with the waist-cinching style.


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Stick to neutral tones like black and army green, and then draw attention to your waist with an optic white belt.


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Transform your dress by adding an extra-wide belt over it.


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Keep your outfit monochrome, and let the focus be on an eye-catching belt with metal hardware or embellished details.

Pair this obi-style belt with a casual dress.

Add a pop of color to your outfit with this large waist belt.

This belt is perfect to pair with a high-waisted skirt for spring.

This neutral wide belt will be a staple this summer.

Try this wide belt with a T-shirt dress and jeans.

This understated double-buckle belt is classic and cool.

This statement belt adds a cool-girl effect to an outfit.

This saddle color belt is perfect to pair with a dress or skirt.

Pair this with all black for a monochrome look.

This style also comes in black.

Next, explore Who What Wear’s Spring Issue.

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