Princess Leia popularized the metallic belt in the 70s, but it's fashion-forward celebs like Gwen Stefani, Katrina Bowden, and Nagore Aranburu who are making the gold belt trend happen now. They’ve been spotted adding a touch of glam to their red carpet LBDs (and LBlueDs) with gold belts.
At amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS benefit at Cannes, Gwen Stefani glittered in a black halter dress from her L.A.M.B. collection. The solid gold band belt enhanced her mermaid silhouette and perfectly matched her metallic nude lips. 30 Rock actress Katrina Bowden chose a wider woven gold belt to cinch her one-shoulder navy dress at the Cosmetic Executive Women Beauty Awards, complementing her golden-blond locks. The trend is international, too; Nagore Aranburu, a Spanish actress and wife of soccer star Xabi Alonso, gave her cobalt column dress more shape with a bronze buckle belt which matched the hardware on her clutch. When accessorizing with a gold belt, take a cue from these celebs and make sure that the shade matches any other metallic elements in your outfit.
Gold belts may look rich, but you don’t have to be to get in on the trend. Here are our shopping picks—some just $35 and under!
1. Ann Taylor Perfect Skinny Metallic Belt – $30; 2. Roberto Cavalli Romany Wild metal chain belt – $1,255; 3. Elise Gisele Belt in Gold – $32; 4. Topshop Gold Metal Bar Belt – $55; 5. Torrid Gold Metallic Wide Stretch Belt – $22; 6. Kenneth Jay Lane Owl Belt – $135