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12 iconic designer belts that will stand the test of time

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Orin Carlin
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Updated: March 7, 2023
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No accessory collection is complete without a few killer designer belts. Forget the notion of functionality, the real beauty of a stylish belt lies in its ability to elevate your outfit within an instant.

When it comes to curating your belt arsenal, we recommend that you arm yourself with a few classics that you can whip out whenever necessary. We're head over heels for chain styles, and if your budget allows, Versace's iconic Greek keys version is an absolute must, possessing a certain goddess-like spirit. Alternatively, you may prefer to indulge in one of Chanel's weighty brassy gold iterations (which can be scored second hand by savvy style obsessives) for the ultimate hardware investment.

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Also high up on our agenda, is the perfect corset-style piece that can be used to cinch in your waist and provide your outfit with a strong central focus. We adore Alaïa's perforated versions, but vintage styles by Balmain are also high up on our pre-loved wish list. 

Elsa Hosk Belt Dress© Photo: Getty Images

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Gold Chain Belt© Photo: Getty Images

When it comes to classic designs that can be thrown on with absolutely everything – from a pair of mom jeans to some sharply tailored flares – timelessness is key. Finding your perfect belt style this season is set to be a total cinch.

Hello! Fashion picks the most stylish designer belts to shop this season: 

saint laurent cream belt

Saint Laurent Monogram leather belt, £285, Mytheresa



loewe black belt


Loewe Anagram reversible leather belt, £325, Mytheresa 

dolce gabbana gold belt

Dolce & Gabbana Logo leather belt, £625, Mytheresa

balmain belt

Balmain B-Belt leopard-print calf hair belt, £450, Mytheresa

etro belt

Etro Leather belt, £418, Mytheresa

bottega veneta khaki belt

Chain Link Taupe Belt, £260, Bottega Veneta

Versace Belt

Greca Goddess chain belt, £730, Versace

valentino belt

Valentino Garavani leather belt, £410, Selfridges



zimmermann belt


Zimmermann topstitched leather waist belt, £325, Net-A-Porter



gucci belt


Marmont belt, £380, Gucci

moschino belt

Moschino logo-plaque buckled belt, £186, Farfetch


fendi belt

Black belt, £280, Fendi


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