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Style Tip: It's a Cinch! August 18 2015

Let's just say you have a loose-fitting top or dress that you want to wear but you also want it to be a little bit more form-fitting. That's the style conundrum I came across one recent morning.

As you can see in the photo above, this Swing Dress has an A-line silhouette and so, by design, it has a very flowy fit. It's comfortable and cute, but I wanted to bring it in in the waist. The solution: put a belt on it. Pretty obvious idea, right?

But what I like to do is to create outfits in interesting ways. So instead of just putting a belt on it, I consulted with my stylist - HA! I'm just kidding. It was my husband - and came up with this solution instead.

 

As seen in yesterday's #OOTD on Instagram, I looped a vintage silver belt through the large front pocket of the dress, buckled the belt and kept that hidden in the pocket, creating a cinched look without taking away from the design of the dress.

There are many ways to get creative with belts, as you can see in this Lucky article and below images of Anne Hathaway and Olivia Palermo. Check them out for your own #OOTD style inspiration.