The Best Women’s Designer Belts from Hollywood-Loved Labels
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Jennifer Aniston was photographed in one. Kendall Jenner, Rosie Huntington Whiteley, and Dakota Johnson have all been photographed in one. The iconic Gucci logo belt is what we’re referring to. Belts aren’t as popular as statement shoes and the It bag of season, but they get just as much attention.
But the Gucci belt and other luxury waist cinchers have been gaining a place in the closets of many celebrities. Hollywood knows that designer belts can instantly elevate any outfit, no matter if you’re wearing jeans and a tee or a cocktail gown. They can also be used to highlight your waist. logomania continues to be a hot trend, as you can see on runways and streets in recent years.
Need ideas? We did the shopping for you by rounding up the best women’s designer belts to pair with your favorite wide-leg pants, stylish sunglasses and other summer looks. From the cult-favorite double G accessory to options by Louis Vuitton, Jacquemus, Valentino, Isabel Marant, Telfar and other star-loved luxury labels, check out our top picks below — including eco-conscious options from the best online luxury consignment platforms and pieces to shop from end-of-season sales at Farfetch, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-A-Porter, MyTheresa, 24S and other designer retailers.
1. Gucci 2015 Re-Edition Wide Leather Belt
This is the iconic designer belt that started the craze for designer belts. It’s a timeless item you should have in your wardrobe. When it comes to the best women’s designer belts, it doesn’t get any more iconic than Gucci’s wide leather logo belt. Made in Italy from luxurious leather and adorned with the fashion house’s “GG” logo, it can be dressed up or down, making it a wardrobe MVP. You can also get it in brown, dusty pink, and many other colors.
2. Chanel Caviar Quilted Chain CC Belt
Chanel does not sell its fashion pieces online. There is a way around this. Online luxury consignment site Fashionphile offers this pre-loved pieces from European fashion houses, like this Caviar quilted chain belt with an iconic “CC” silver buckle.
3. Dolce & Gabbana Game Day Crystal Logo Belt
Whether you’re in head-to-toe black or laid-back denim, D&G’s crystal-encrusted logo belt brings designer sparkle to every outfit.
4. Off-White Reversible Leather Belt
5. The Attico Chain Detail Belt
If you are looking for a bold statement piece, this is the belt for you. Cult-favorite label The Attico’s eye-popping pink leather belt boasts an angular silver buckle and a modern chain detail that make it all the more unique. It can be worn with either a breezy dress, or denim depending on your mood.
6. Frame Twist Buckle Belt
If you consider animal prints a neutral, then Frame’s leopard pattern-dyed calf-hair belt will be a staple in your closet. The luxe label is worn frequently by Karlie Kloss and Meghan Markle, as well as Saoirse Ronan and Phoebe Dynevor. )
7. Telfar Logo Leather Belt
Match your Bushwick Birkin with a chic Telfar logo belt, which is made from white vegan leather and is inspired by the NYC-based designer Telfar Clemens’ cult-favorite shopping bag.
8. Fendi Leather Belt
Fendi fanatics can wear their devotion on their waistline with this brown leather belt with the Italian fashion house’s logo — designed by Karl Lagerfield in just three seconds in the 1960s — in gold-tone hardware.
9. Louis Vuitton Calfskin Monogram 30mm LV Initalies Reversible Belt
Love LV? This Louis Vuitton belt (available at Fashionphile) has the heritage luxury house’s emblem on the buckle and its iconic Monogram Canvas print. If you weren’t able to snap up the piece in time, the consignment retailer has other options from the brand here.
10. By Far Katina Transparent Buckle Belt
11. Sergio Hudson Black Signature Leather Belt
Michelle Obama wrapped her waist with Sergio Hudson’s black leather belt at President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony, prompting the piece to sell out. This two-inch wide piece is handmade in Los Angeles with a brushed brass buckle.
12. Valentino Garavani VLOGO Reversible Leather Belt
There are lots of things to love about this belt (recently worn by Michelle Pfeiffer at the 2021 Golden Globes), but the fact that it’s a twofer might be the best one. The reversible belt is black on one side and brown on the other, and it’s made in Italy from rich leather, making it a worthy investment all around.
13. Jacquemus Card Holder Leather Belt
It Girl-beloved brand Jacquemus’ black leather belt features a cool card holder for staying hands-free and stylish. Your large phone will need to be kept in your pocket. )
14. B-Low the Belt Kai Belt
We love the braided texture and the gold buckle of this white leather piece by B-Low the Belt, which adds a subtle Western touch.
15. Saint Laurent Embellished Leather Belt
A basic black belt gets a high fashion upgrade with Saint Laurent’s YSL monogram in gold, matching with the buckle. The fashion house’s monogram was introduced in 1961 and became one of the most famous logos in fashion history. It’s one of our favorite women’s designer belts, and it will work with everything in your closet.
16. Altuzarra ‘A’ Belt
Talk about white-hot! This luxe cincher‘s abstract A-shaped buckle in textured gold-tone metal is a subtle nod to the design house’s name. It is made from cream calf leather and has tonal topstitching for an extra textural flair.
17. Stella McCartney Chain Belt
18. Casablanca Logo Belt
This medium-width calf leather logo beltt by Casablanca adds a splash of sunshine to any summer ensemble.
19. Moschino Logo-Plaqued Leather Belt
This belt by Moschino is a cheeky statement. It’s a tongue-in-cheek Italian fashion brand that’s now headed by designer Jeremy Scott. This patent black leather belt features the brand’s signature bold, all-gold logo, marking you as one of those fashion folks who know that style should have a sense of humor.
20. Bottega Veneta Intrecciato Leather Waist Belt
Bottega Veneta’s intrecciato weave has been a coveted design (Rihanna, Salma Hayek and other stars have worn the accessories of the luxury brand). Cut and braided by hand in Italy from soft leather, this luxe ivory belt lets you wrap the European fashion house’s unmistakable design around your waist. The perfect finishing touch is a buckle with the label’s trademark triangle motif.
21. Isabel Marant Woma Embellished Suede Waist Belt
What a stud! Globally-inspired designer Isabel Marant’s extra-wide belt (reg. $570, on sale for $399) is ideal for cinching everything from dresses to blazers to slouchy sweaters. Katie Holmes, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Sienna Miller have worn the French designer. The round silver-tone hardware is made in Italy from black suede. It adds just the right amount of detail.
22. B-Low the Belt Bri Bri Waist Belt
Say it with some Southwestern flair with B-Low the Belt’s Bri Bri waist belt. It’s all about the double gold-tone buckle finished with flower details that effortlessly pull off this season’s Western trend.
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