At yesterday’s DKNY show, designer Donna Karan sent a slew of chic New York-inspired looks down the runway. But the one trend we were surprisingly inspired in was the wide belt, seen in many of the outfits. Hard to pull off and often unflattering, the wide belt is poised for a comeback whether we like it or not. But let’s take a cue from DKNY’s collection before putting one of these on so we can make sure to get it right: monotone dressing is your friend. A big belt can cut off your torso and make you look, well, chunkier. To offset this, put on a belt that is the same color as the rest of your look – the result will be cinched and sleek.
Shop some of our picks for wide belts: