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This Is the Accessory Your Outfit Is Missing, and It's Probably Buried in Your Closet

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While we're well aware belts never actually went anywhere, a recent surge in popularity makes it seem like they've made quite the comeback. Got a trusty pair of boyfriend jeans? They'll suddenly look more stylish with the addition of a big buckle. That flowy dress that never quite looks right? A skinny belt will be the boost it needs to make it figure flattering and one of your favourites.

 
 
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Everyone from the royal crowd to top models embraced the classic accessory this year with new twists, and if you haven't invested in a handful of different styles, you probably should. Belts are going nowhere — in fact, according to Rodarte, they're doubling! — so see how they're currently amping up outfits, then take a peek at next year's trends and snag one for yourself.

 

Belts Definitely Saw Some Stylish Moments This Year


 
 
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Remember when Gigi Hadid paired a black option with her white, high-waisted pants?

 

Of Course, the Classic Belted Dress Made a Return


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It has Hailey Baldwin's stamp of approval.

 

Sometimes, Belts Were the Interesting Feature or the Pop of Color an Outfit Needed

 

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Like when Queen Rania paired this statement piece with her dress.
 

Royals were all about this accessory

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Crown Princess Mary paired a skinny style with her blue dress.

 

The Gucci Buckle Belt Also Made Its Return

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Kendall Jenner used it to amp up her look back in October.

 

Of Course, Every Woman Needs a Metallic Something For Formal Occasions

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Adriana Lima showed us it's a great way to define your shape!

 

Looking Into the Future, Corsets Will Be Big

  
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And yes, Kim Kardashian was the first on board!

 

They Were All Over the Spring '17 Runway

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Like in Isabel Marant, for example.

 

Plus, Why Stop at 1 Belt When You Can Wear 2?

 
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The pairing popped up in Rodarte's Spring '17 show.

 

Nicole Kidman's a Fan

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Leave it to this style-savvy star to lead the way.

 

Plus, the Perfect Way to Nail the Western Trend?

 
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A wide studded belt, of course!

 

By SAMANTHA SUTTON

This article first appeared in Pop Sugar.