Outfit-Making Belts

Zara - Summer Accessories: Belts
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Outfit-Making Belts

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Summer Accessories: Belts
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Belts aren't just for holding up jeans—and never has that been more clear than this season! Stars like Kate Middleton and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley emphasized the point (and their curves!) in a fashionable array of rich metallic waist-cinchers, wide statement styles and sparkling evening options. Buckle up for a guide to summer's top five styles and shop the looks with our editors' picks.

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Metallic

Zoe Saldana - Jennifer Lopez - Marion Cotillard - Summer Accessories: Belts
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Go for the gold (or bronze) and highlight your assets with a hi-shine style like Zoe Saldana, Jennifer Lopez or Marion Cotillard's.

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Shop the Look

Asos.com - Metallic - Summer Accessories: Belts
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Polyurethane, Asos Curve, $10; asos.com.

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Wide

Jessica Hart - Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley - Kate Beckinsale - Summer Accessories: Belts
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Take a tip from these enviable curves: Jessica Hart, Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley and Kate Beckinsale created smoldering hourglasses with these statement belts.

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Shop the Look

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Patent leather, Yves Saint Laurent, $295; net-a-porter.com.

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Evening

Kate Middleton - Jennifer Nettles - Kirsten Dunst -Summer Accessories: Belts
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Who needs jewelry with accessories as sparkly and ornate as Kate Middleton, Jennifer Nettles and Kirsten Dunst's?

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Shop the Look

MSGM - Summer Accessories: Belts
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Cotton, MSGM, $176; farfetch.com.

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Bright

Emily Blunt - Beyonce Knowles - Brooklyn Decker - Summer Accessories: Belts
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Whether monochromatic as Emily Blunt wore or high-contrast like Beyonce and Brooklyn Decker's neon numbers, these styles are sure to stand out!

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Get the Look

Madewell - Summer Accessories: Belts
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Leather, Madewell, $35; madewell.com.

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Basic

Mila Kunis - Nina Dobrev - Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Summer Accessories: Belts
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These minimilast black belts are basic, but when styled like Mila Kunis, Nina Dobrev and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley the effect is anything but.

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Shop the Look

Zara - Summer Accessories: Belts
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Braided leather, Zara, $15; zara.com.

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