Change the look of...
a sweater dress with belts
See how switching up just one accessory can completely transform this knit staple.
Wrapping a supple leather obi just above the natural waist has an elegantly minimal effect; the way it plays up the drape of the dress is nice too.
Leather cummerbund belt, $198, Elegantly Waisted, shopbop.com
Wear a thin double belt low on the hips for a slouchy, rockery look.
Studded leather belt, $142.50, Linea Pelle, lpcollection.com
wide and structured
Cinching your waist with a big belt in a bold hue or interesting material is glamorously retro and makes your midsection seem tiny.
Faux patent leather and elastic belt, $10, newport-news.com
thin and girly
Fastening a skinny belt with a feminine buckle under the rib cage gives the dress an Empire shape and a sweetly '70s vibe.
Patent leather belt, $69, Gabriella Giovanni, thelookloft.com
Super-soft and basic gray, with refined touches like a wide neck and delicate stitch details.
Pointelle stitch sweater dress, $495, 3.1 Phillip Lim, shopzoeonline.com.