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7 Belted Dresses ...

By Sophia

Sometimes it’s the extra design details that add character to a dress. Belts on dresses are both a chic and practical way to add flair to a design. The look can be quite noticeable or something more subtle. Check out a few belted dresses below.

1 A.P.C. Belted Cotton Dress

A.P.C. Belted Cotton DressPrice: $265.00 at net-a-porter.com
Belted dresses can quickly become a utilitarian wardrobe staple. This indigo cotton dress is a great example of that. It comes in a timeless cap sleeve design and can easily be dressed up or down. Wear with tights and coats in the winter months, or wear as is during the summer. This dress is a truly versatile option.

2 Topshop Bow Front Mesh Dress

Topshop Bow Front Mesh DressPrice: $105.00 at us.topshop.com
This mesh detail dress would make a great party dress. It has a bustier bodice and sheer mesh overlay. The black velvet bow belt is a striking feature. This dress also has a concealed back zip fastening and slight bubble hem. Wear with black heels and a patent clutch for an effortless party look.

3 Dorothy Perkins Plait Belted Shirt Dress

Dorothy Perkins Plait Belted Shirt DressPrice: $47.00 at dorothyperkins.com
A denim dress is a must have this season. This belted shirt dress is an affordable option. The dress itself features a button down front, two front patch pockets, and turn up cuffs. It also comes with a contrasting tan plait belt. Pair this dress is a compact clutch and pink-nude ballet flats for a cool daytime look.

4 Alice + Olivia Belted Floral-Print Dress

Alice + Olivia Belted Floral-Print DressPrice: $495.00 at net-a-porter.com
If brightly coloured belted dresses are your thing, look no further than this floral-print dress. This silk-satin dress features a bold multicoloured floral print. It also comes with a contrasting wide red waist belt. It features a scoop neck, ruching at the bodice, and cut out back. This dress would look equally stylish with neutral or matching red accents.

5 DKNY Belted Brushed Cotton-Blend Dress

DKNY Belted Brushed Cotton-Blend DressPrice: $295.00 at net-a-porter.com
From the front this dress looks quite basic, but the back reveals a directional twist. This dress comes in a taupe brushed cotton blend and features a contrasting black twill panel along the back. It has a v-neck, double breasted design, and detachable buckle belt. If you want to alter the feel of the dress, try adding a contrasting belt in a textured black fabric.

6 Wal G Floral Belt Dress

Wal G Floral Belt DressPrice: $78.00 at us.topshop.com
This vintage-inspired dress features an all over liberty-style floral print. It has frill detailing down the front, short sleeves, and a wrap effect skirt. This dress has a sheer bodice, so it’s probably best to wear a slip underneath. Wear this dress with a tan leather satchel and brogue shoes to complete the vintage-inspired feel.

7 Viktor & Rolf Popeline Asymmetrical Dress

Price: $1125.00 at lagarconne.com
Belted dresses can be found at both ends of the price spectrum. Here, the white shirt dress has been given the Viktor & Rolf treatment. It features an exaggerated asymmetrical design, complete with an off-the-shoulder collar. This dress comes with a matching grosgrain belt. I’d let this dress speak for itself and pair it with neutral accessories.

Belts on dresses can be included for either aesthetic or functional reasons. Which of the above belted dresses do you prefer?

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