One way to get more mileage out of your wardrobe is to try different accessories.
Wide belts are a great option to play with because they can give an outfit more definition, and they come in a variety of styles, so you can mix it up a little.
A wide belt usually sits at the waist and can help give more shape to loose clothing, such as a maxi dress or tunic top. They can also help give you more of an hourglass figure that accentuates the bust line and hips.
However, if you are short-waisted, you may find a wide belt takes up too much of your waist and will make you look thicker because they give the illusion of cutting you in half rather than making your silhouette appear longer. See my suggestions for elongating the waist in a previous article.
Wide belts come in a variety of fabrics – leather, textured fabrics and elastic band style. Fabric belts will be a little more comfortable if you plan to sit a lot because they are flexible and have more give. Wide leather belts are more stiff and structured. Though they look great, it may get a little uncomfortable if you plan to wear them during your eight-hour desk job.