& tricks from Makeup Artist

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Hi Friends, Makeup Artist Katie here...

Do you ever think to change up your style with a belt? 🤔

Belts are great for holding up clothing – granted – but they're even better when we use them as an accessory to change up our style!

Adding a belt that you love can really help play up your curves, accentuate your figure, and take your style from six to ten in a few simple tricks! 🌟

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Find the perfect position for your belt

Where the belt sits on the waist or hips affects the overall look of the outfit.

For some women, the perfect spot for a belt is on the natural waistline, while others look better wearing belts that sit above or below it.

My advice is to practice in front of a long mirror with belts of different widths – try them above and below your natural waistline to discover just what works best for you! 👍

Simple Guidelines for your body type:

  • Defined waist: Skinny, bright coloured belts worn at the narrowest point of your waist look great.

  • Straight waist: Thick or skinny belts can both work well; try playing with the positioning to see what suits you best.

  • Long waist: Wide belts worn on the narrowest part of your waist help shorten the body, enhance your silhouette & create an hourglass figure.

  • Short waist: Thin belts will work best because a wider belt can make your torso seem shorter.

  • Large bust: Wearing a belt slightly lower than your natural waistline can help break up the distance between your bust & your waist.

  • Petit bust: Wearing your belt just under your bust can lift your bust & show more of your waistline.

Inspiration for your belts!

Once you've discovered which belts look perfect on you, take a look a my top tips below, and learn how to rock your belts like never before! 🌟


Play up your curves!

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A high contrast, statement belt draws the eye to the waistline and can be used to accentuate the hips and bust line for a curvy ultra-feminine look 💁‍♀️


High waisted skirts & trousers

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Adding a belt to high-waisted skirts or trousers helps emphasize your waist and show off your beautiful curves! It also helps your skit or trousers look designer! 🤩


A cardigan & belt

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A belt can transform a cardigan from looking very ordinary to wow in one quick step! Try it for yourself with cardigans you already own.


An 'obi' belt

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Obi belts are soft pieces of leather or fabric that can be wrapped around your hips or waist to add a finishing touch to an outfit… and make any trousers or skirts in your wardrobe look instantly stylish! ✨


A patterned belt

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Patterned belts can add wow factor to any plain outfit! A leopard print belt goes with everything! Have fun experimenting with mixing prints and adding a touch of leopard to your look… roar!! 🐆


A metallic belt

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Metallic belts are a quick & easy way to transform any casual outfit into a look that's ready for the evening… why not try it for yourself?


A scarf & belt

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Wear your scarf loose and fasten your belt over the top to add interest to your look… cinch in your waist to elongate your figure! 🧣💕


A dress & belt

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Adding a belt is a quick way to change the silhouette of a shirt or shift dress. This is a great way to show off your curves and play up your femininity! 👗

A final note from me

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Has this inspired you to try wearing belts in a new and stylish way? 

I hope so! 💖

Remember, it's not about looking perfect (perfection is boring after all!). It's about having fun, experimenting and celebrating being you with your unique style!


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