Ok, so let’s look at the situation: You’re obsessed with those gorgeous crystal sashes Vera Wang has been showing this season, and you’ve even noticed that a lot
of celebrities, like Kate Winslet
, are hitting the red carpet this season in belted evening gowns. You love the look, but totally hate the price tag (what else is new?).
Instead of obsessing about something you can’t afford (not to mention, won’t wear again), I suggest you save some bucks and find a splashy belt that has a dual purpose: It should make you look great on your wedding day, but also offer infinite options for your wardrobe after the fact.
Option 1: The Romantic Bride
You definitely want something that delicate and dainty that fits the soft, feminine aesthetic you’re shooting for. This Kenneth Jay Lane turquoise jeweled chain link belt
($79.89; BlueFly.com; ) has an Old Hollywood feel with a modern (as in discounted!) price tag.
Option 2: Modern Bride
Minimalist style pops when paired with a bright splash of color. Cara Accessories satin rose belt
($31.90; ShopNordstrom.com) comes in three modern colors and exemplifies the growing popularity of flower rouching at the hips and waist.
Option 3: Elegant Bride
You need something that’s totally glamorous, exudes a rich sophistication, but doest cost you a lot of money. This pink marquise-stone sash belt
($48.00; J.Crew) fits the bill and then some. It also comes in black and green and yellow and white, making it a pretty style option for both you and your bridesmaids.