August 04, 2007 05:40 PM

Clark Samuels/startraks

Just because big belts are in doesn’t mean eveyone should wear one. Like any accessory, you have to find the perfect one to fit your body. With belts, it’s not about your height, but the length of your torso. If you’re long waisted, you’ve got the space between bust and hips to pull off wider styles. Stick with thin belts if you’re short-waisted or go with one worn low on the hips to create the illusion of more length. Midsize belts (2″ to 2.5″) will actually flatter most bodies. Check out some of our favorite picks and for more tips to dress your body pick up the August StyleWatch on newsstands now.

Get the Look!
Super Wide-Belts:
Streets Ahead 3.5″ black leather belt, $245,

Patent 3″ black or red belt, $28,

Midsize Belts:
Cole Haan 2.25″loop belt, $195,

Nine West 2″ leather strap with patterns belt, $38,

Thin Belts:
Botkier 1.25″ Eva leather and antique-brass oval ring belt, on sale $50 from $160,

Banana Republic 1″ oval buckle belt, $48,

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