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Bold belts: Fashion-forward belts for less

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Bargain belts for every budget

Looking for some cheap chic? Update your spring wardrobe with the season's trendiest belts.

Braided belt1Braided belts

Braided belts add texture and shape to every outfit. Pair yours with a gauzy sundress or a classic nautical ensemble (two of spring's biggest trends). And braided doesn't necessarily mean rope (although rope's a great spring option). Look for silky and metallic braided belts, too.

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2Red beltsRed belts

There are a lot of competing trends this season, but you can really stand out with this one. Add a red belt to an all-white ensemble or give your navy and white nautical outfit that extra splash of color. Take it one step further by finding a red belt that features chain insets, buckle straps or other eye-catching details.

Rock the nautical trend this spring >>

3Sash beltsSash belts

Sash belts (aka obi belts) were plastered on the runways. Sash belts consist of little more than material (your choice of fabric, color and pattern) wrapped around your waist to create a focal point. The most modern sash belts should be at least three inches wide for maximum impact.

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4Metallic beltsGold metallic belts

Cinch your look with a gorgeous gold belt. The newest metallic belts look incredible with fashions ranging from billowy tunics to fitted blazers. If an all-gold belt is a bit much for you, opt for a solid-color belt featuring gold studs, rivets, beads or sequins.

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5Corset-style beltsCorset-style belts

Add a little romance to your life with corset-style belt. It's the ideal accessory for edgy steampunk or romantic Victorian dresses. Vintage-inspired features include floral tapestry fabrics, lace ribbons and other delightful details you won't find on everyday apparel. Feeling creative? Research corset images and design your own belt to pair with a favorite outfit.

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6Belt bagBelt purse

It's not a fanny pack, but it serves the same purpose. Modern belt bags aren't bulky or pouchy. Instead, designers worldwide have created sleek, luxurious belt purses to provide the ultimate in convenience. Guess this is one of those instances in which belt has to match your purse! LOL!

Whittle your waist to really show off your new belt >>

DIY Nautical rope belt

The nautical look is one trend that appears every season. Bold stripes, high-waisted pants, and anchor and rope accessories are a few ways to rock this look. Watch this video to learn how to make a one of a kind nautical looking rope belt.

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