We often wax poetic about our love for dresses. From casual summer dresses to formal styles, this throw-on-and-go wardrobe staple makes getting dressed simple—they tend to require little to no styling. However, when you are in need of something extra, adding in a chic belt to your dress will give your look the update you’re looking for. Use it to create contrast or to balance out a more oversize design—either way, this waist-defining accessory will do just about everything. Style your dress with a neutral black or brown, or go for a something with a bit more contrast to add flair to your ensemble. If you’re not sure where to start, we’ve rounded up our favorite influencers who have mastered the look for summer. See how they’re doing it; then shop each outfit to make it your own.
See? Styling a belt with a dress will instantly update your favorite dresses, and it only takes a minute.