3. Dresses: Belts can and should be used to
add a little extra shape and visual interest to dresses, but you need to be
careful if you're trying to create shape where there is none. Using a belt to
create a waist means bunching a lot of fabric together, which changes the way
the dress drapes and can make it start to look sloppy.
4. Skirts: Belts look great on high-waist
skirts. Just make sure the middle of the skirt band is resting snugly on your
natural waist so the belt doesn't slide around.
5. Coats: If a coat comes with its own
belt, use it. Don't try replacing it with a belt of your own. Fashion magazines
try it from time to time, but it always ends up looking labored and
conspicuous. You want your outfit to feel easy and natural.