Wedding belts are big news on the catwalk, with everything from waist-enhancing statement pieces to, bejewelled focal points and bold bows. What we love about the trend for wedding belts is that it’s a great way to inject your personal style into even the plainest white gown. Here are some catwalk styles to inspire you
Photos Barcelona Bridal Fashion Week
The bold colour pop
Adding a colour pop to your wedding-day ensemble is a great way to introduce an individual twist – and you can also use it to introduce matching accents across all of your accessories or pick up on your wedding theme colours. Here, Jesus Peiró goes for a stunning turquoise-encrusted design, while Patricia Avendaño adds a bolder metallic hue, picking up on the coppery tones of a layered train.
The standout bow
Bow belts are a key trend for wedding gowns – and so versatile. A lightweight belt combined with an ethereal gown – as with this Jesus Peiró dress (left) – adds a decadent flourish. But the effect is pure 1950s chic when paired with a more tailored look, as with Justin Alexander’s elegant silk ballgown (right).
The bejewelled focal point
Bejewelled belts are one of the most versatile of all styles – and justly popular among brides because these glittering additions can be co-ordinated easily with other bridal accessories – and you get a fabulous accessory to wear for parties after the big day. Pronovias introduces a slimline design as the perfect foil to a beautifully embellished bodice, while Patricia Avendaño makes the belt the star on a romantic gown with plain top and full tulle skirt.
The edgy statement
Statement wedding belts add a fashion-forward edge to your look and we particularly like the use of unusual textural combinations, as with this YolanCris 3D-effect wide belt and Immaculada Garcia’s chunky rope-clasp style.
The chic cummerband
Soft cummerband styles are the perfect way to show off a slim waist and can help to define a full gown, as with this lovely Cymbeline ensemble (left). Meanwhile, Immaculada Garcia adds an eastern flavour to an elegant white ensemble with a softly patterned silk wrap belt (right).
Cymbeline – cymbeline.com
Inmaculada Garcia – inmaculadagarcia.com
Jesus Peiró – jesuspeiro.com
Justin Alexander – justinalexanderbridal.com
Patricia Avendaño – patriciaavendano.com
Pronovias – pronovias.com
YolanCris – yolancris.com