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Where can I get a cinch belt in a small size (most of them are too big)?

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on Monday, 06 August 2012

Belts are the go-to accessory to enhance all this season’s big trends, and ‘the skinny’ is an excellent creation because it offers so much versatility. You can double up a couple of belts and wear on your hips for high fashion chic or wrap one around your favourite knits, jackets or shirts. We’re literally spoilt for choice with bundles of colours, styles, prints and embellishments to choose from. You can really jazz up an outfit with this trendy accessory.

If you are struggling to find a belt small enough for your waist, you could try styling a knot at the front or side which will add an interesting dimension to your look while gathering any extra slack from the belt. Why not have a go at doubling up your belt if it’s big enough to go twice around your waist – or if it doesn’t quite stretch, you can always tuck or loop in the loose ends to disguise your trick.

Here are some of my favourite picks from the high-street, which you can tailor to your shape and style.

I adore this neon pink super-skinny belt from Topshop, its bang on trend and will add an eye-catching pop of colour - especially if you’re rocking muted tones.

Topshop pink belt

Go for a hint of sexy animal print with this tan reversible belt from Dorothy Perkins. You have a choice of Leopard suedette or tan and there is a twist buckle feature creating two belts in one! 

Dorothy Perkins

This coin embellished belt from ASOS will add instant style to an understated dress. Let the belt take all the attention here – it’s a real statement piece. Designed with an adjustable length waist, this should grip firmly to your hips. 

ASOS belt

A studded or plaited skinny does a great job of breaking up floral prints and two piece ensembles and I think every girl should have one. I love this piece from Warehouse which is constructed in leather with antique brass look studs and a buckle detail making it ideal to wear with jeans or layer over a dress.

Warehouse belt

For a classic braided belt, I like this timeless style from Uniglow. 

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