Talk about classic! There's something inherently ladylike about a polished belt - a waist-cincher that immediately creates definition, flatters the figure and pulls any outfit together with ease. This season, we're eyeing bow-adorned belts in particular. Sleek and elegant, the bow belt is both refined and charming. We've rounded up several that make the grade.
Trust Kate Spade to come up with the goods! The label's Thin Bow Belt ($78) is marvelous in tan. The neutral hue shows off the belt's supple leather beautifully, and the simple knot at the center is tied up like a gift - so sweet.
A fresh take on the obi belt, this Lane Bryant Studded Bow Stretch Belt ($29.95) shows even those so-called saccharine bows can be edgy. Made of faux leather, it's scattered with silver-tone studs for a dramatic effect.
Style tip: You want that bow to show! Let it do the work for you. The belt is easily one of the most functional pieces a woman can own, but a decorative one adds a little oomph to any look. Use the bow to dress up your simplest dresses or cardigans, or to sweeten up a tough ensemble.