Though skinny belts aren’t exactly considered “out” by fashion standards, you may want to supplement those skinny belts in your closet with some big ol’ chunky ones. The big belts you wore in 2008 to cinch in a tunic or in 2005 over low-rise jeans are back but, as you likely suspect (and hope), not quite in the same way.
Garmany’s women’s wear experts reveal four new ways to bring the big belt trend—as seen on fashion A-listers like Bella Hadid and Chrissy Teigen—into 2019.
Taper your winter coat. Coats and jackets tend to be bulky and shapeless, so define your waist in the thick of winter with a chunky leather belt from Ferragamo.
Add interest to a dress. Belting a sweater dress, a sheath dress or an A-line dress instantly ups the fashion ante. Add a statement-making chain belt from Veronica Beard or Rachel Zoe for an unexpected twist.
Jazz up jeans. Jeans look more business than casual when worn with a thick belt. Cult Gaia has ones in fun prints like gingham and fabrics like silk that’ll look great with tucked-in or untucked tops.
Belt a skirt. Nope, belts aren’t only for pants and dresses. Set off a skirt and draw attention to your midsection by rocking a leather sash belt from Marissa Webb.