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Women’s Belts. 15 Types For A Charming Look

Women’s belts are a type of accessory that is often worn to hold up a woman’s dress. They were originally used as a fashion item to cinch the waist and create an hourglass figure.

Women’s belts come in many styles, colors, and materials.

Belts can be made from leather, cotton, elastic, or canvas fabric.

Here we are going to present the different types of women’s belts so you will know what and when to wear them.

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Buckle belt

Buckle belts consist of a strap (made from leather, plastic, or plastic) that has a metal buckle at one end of the belt.

The buckles are made of a kind of metal like zinc or aluminum. Women’s buckle belts are coming in various sizes, colors, and designs. Their main purpose is to keep the dress in place and the belt closed, but the fashion maybe tells/ us a story also.

buckle belt

Pros

  • Genuine Leather belt
  • Sizes from 28″ to 42″ (70cm to 105cm)
  • Made in Italy
  • Check for sale for a good price

Cons

  • Only 2.5 cm wide
  • Casual belts for jeans or dress
4 rating

Check it out at leatherbeltsonline.com

Skinny knot belt

This is usually a skinny leather belt tied in front in a knot. There are many variations in materials like faux leather or plastic, or designer belts with a logo in front, but all have a knot in the front.

skinny belt

Pros

  • Simple black leather casual belt
  • Genuine leather
  • Handmade
  • Free delivery

Cons

Not anything fancy, this belt suits casual outfits

4.5 rating

Check it out at etsy.com

Metallic belt

When you need something to shine with your outfit, go to a party, or just look gorgeous you can wear a metal belt of silver or gold. It doesn’t need to be expensive, most of the time they are made of zinc, steel, or even good-quality plastic.

metallic belt

Pros

  • Good looking
  • Elastic and strong
  • Very cheap
  • 2 different sizes

Cons

If you want something glamorous go for a designer metal belt

4 rating

Check it out at zara.com

Grommet Belt

For a casual style with jeans or a funky look, wear a grommet belt. They are made from leather or rubber with a metal buckle and have big holes that give this unique look

grommet belt

Pros

  • PU leather. animal friendly
  • Very good price
  • 9 different designs and colors
  • 2 different sizes

Cons

For a casual style only

4 rating

Check it out at etsy.com

Sash belt

A sash belt is a large and often colorful band worn around your body. For a ceremonial occasion, the sash belt is worn from the shoulder to the hip. There are specific sash belts that are worn on bridal dresses.

sash belt

Pros

  • Satin flower sash belt with back bow
  • Good price
  • Many colors available

Cons

A very good option for a sash belt

4.5 rating

Check it out at davidbridal.com

Hip belt

Hip belts are known as famous belly dancers wearing them. They come in many designs depending on the country and culture. You want to give your style a different look, even if you can not belly dance, this is your way to feel brave.

hip belt

Pros

  • One size
  • Around 120 coins
  • Authentic tribal style with coins, beads, and fringe.
  • Good price

Cons

For belly dancing only or if you really feel fearless

4 rating

Check it out at ebay.co.uk

T-Lock Belt

T-lock belts are another example of casual belts. The locking mechanism locks automatically and it is made usually from plastic. There are belts that have a buckle made from copper or steel. One part of the buckle looks like the letter T, which is why the belt took the name.

The strap material can be made of canvas, nylon, leather, or fabric.

T-lock belts are very popular as travel belts. When you go to the airport you do not need to take the belt off at the checking gate. They are very lightweight and the most popular brand is Bison.

t-lock belt

Pros

  • Lightweight and easily adjustable
  • Medium and large sizes
  • Many different strap designs
  • Unisex

Cons

A casual belt that can be worn when traveling or on weekend

Larger sizes only with 2 designs (olive and black)

4 rating

Check it out at bisondesigns.com

Rhinestone belt

Rhinestone belts are bling and flashy. When you want to be and feel different and unique, wear a rhinestone belt.

The belt is made from leather, ribbon, or metal and you can wear it with a dress or skinny jeans.

When the occasion is right like weddings, parties, or just when you feel it, you can look amazing with a rhinestone belt.

rhinestone belt

Pros

  • 6 different colors
  • Sizes vary from 28″ to 47″
  • The belt is made from high-quality leather
  • Unisex

Cons

Not an everyday belt. Only for special occasions.

4.5 rating

Check it out at walmart.com

It’s not what you spend but how you wear it that counts. The key is often to dress up inexpensive basics with accessories. Something like a beautiful designer bag or belt can make everything else look richer and more luxurious.

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Peplum belts

If you want a stylish belt to focus on your midsection and add some volume and curves you have to wear a peplum belt.

Peplum belts are for petite ladies that want extra attention to the waist.

Wear the belt with skinny jeans, leggings, a dress, or a pencil skirt

peplum belt

Pros

  • Excellent quality
  • Good price
  • 2 ways to tie
  • 2 different sizes (from 24″ to 30.7″)

Cons

Many complaints about how the tie method works.

4 rating

Check it out at amazon.com

Over-Sized Belts

Do you want to give attention to your waist size? Wear a wide or oversized belt. They come in various shapes and styles.

Usually made from leather (genuine or faux) with a big metal buckle

Wear them with jeans, dresses or long shirts

over-sized belt
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Pros

  • Black Faux leather
  • 3 different sizes from small to large
  • Looks more expensive
  • Good price

Cons

You need to have at least one wide belt in your wardrobe

5 rating

Check it out at macys.com

Lace-up belt

A lace-up or corset belt comes in various widths, so pick the one that suits your body type.

If you have a smaller waist you can go for a wider corset belt. If your waistline is fuller prefer a belt with less width.

lace-up belt

Pros

  • Sizes from small to extra large
  • Lace-up closure in the front with a zip closure in the back
  • Good price

Cons

  • Ships from China
  • Poor quality
4 rating

Check it out at etsy.com

Double buckle belt

The designer has made this. With so many options in double buckle belts, you can find one to fits your outfit.

The two buckles can be placed on top of one other or they may face each other on the strap.

Prices can vary from many hundreds to 20-30 US$, depending on the brand and quality

double buckle belt

Pros

  • One size
  • Synthetic materials
  • Nice gold color double buckle
  • Very good price when at sale

Cons

Looks cheap up close

4.5 rating

Check it out at nastygal.com

Chain belt

A chain belt is made from gold or silver and it is an accessory with chains attached to the strap.

Wear it loosely in your midsection between your hips and waist.

A black dress or even a t-shirt and jeans can match a chain belt.

chain belt

Pros

  • Adjustable fit
  • One size
  • Lobster clasp
  • Good price
  • Buy it when in the sale
  • 2 colors silver and gold

Cons

  • Thick belt. If you like thinner belts it is not for you.
  • It is heavy, made from metal, not plastic
4.5 rating

Check it out at express.com

Braided belts

A braided belt is formed from soft thin leather strips, interconnected between them. It is a classic variant of a leather belt that gives a more practical and modern style.

Braided belts are elastic, so they fit very well with all. They are also unisex and can be paired with almost any outfit.

braided belt

Pros

  • Faux leather braided belt
  • Unisex
  • Black and brown (Cognac) colors
  • Many different sizes, from XS to 4X
  • Good price

Cons

  • Not having a loop to tuck away the loose end
  • A basic belt for a casual outfit
4.5 rating

Check it out at oldnavy.gap.com

Twist belt

Another variant of the buckle belt this time without a metal buckle. The two straps of the belt are making a tie-a-bow design.

Pair it with long dresses, jeans, or a jumpsuit. Made from soft leather or fabric.

twist belt

Pros

  • Made from genuine leather and Polyurethane
  • 7 different colors
  • Waist size up to 39″
  • Good price
  • Fully adjustable to fit your waist

Cons

Not a 100% leather belt, because of the stiffness of the leather itself. Balancing the material with polyurethane makes this belt good-looking and quality guarantee

4.5 rating

Check it out at amazon.com

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Conclusion

Women’s belts are not only practical, they are an accessory that you need to have to complete your outfit.

What do you want to add to this article? Are there more women’s belts you like to wear?

Tell us in the comments what is your favorite type of belt.

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