From hip-high boots to peroxide pixies, this summer’s red carpets have provided plenty of trend-spotting opportunities.
Corsets as outerwear have also been a big trend of the season — and an extension of that look has been popping up at recent celebrity-attended events. The waist belt, à la the wide variety that we haven’t seen much of since the 2000s (think Kim Kardashian circa 2011), has returned.
Now being seen on the runways in New York in February and during Elie Saab and other couture shows in Paris in July, it’s made it’s way to celebrities’ mid-sections, over dresses, jackets and more.
Let’s take a look at some of stars rocking the trend.
The actress looked classy as ever with a long-sleeved black dress and matching black belt at the CFDA Fashion Awards last month in New York. The leather belt stood out against the textured dress, which she also paired with heeled sandals and a red lip.
Perry knows how to rock a trend. Here she is wearing a bulky, transparent corset-like buckle and attached neck piece while performing at Wango Tango in May.
Heidi deserves a golden buzzer for pulling off this purple mini-dress and belt combo. She wore the bright look while attending NBC’s America’s Got Talent season 12 kickoff in March. Plus cheetah print pumps and large hoop earrings.
She swapped all purple for all black for a more sophisticated look while attending the Heidi Klum by Rankin book launch in Paris on May 26. She jazzed up her look by mixing textures, pairing her shiny, snake-skin belt with a matte, collared wrap dress.
The rapper went for leather-on-leather while performing onstage at the Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash in June. Nicki softened up the look by adding a large, puffy pink coat on top.
Diva Celine Dion is no stranger to style. She rocked a long mustard shirt dress with black accessories, including a large mid-rib belt, and then proceeded to serve all the best poses.
During the Miu Miu Cruise Collection cocktail party as part of Haute Couture Paris Fashion Week, Hadid slipped into a slip dress and platform heels — and of course, a large, buckled belt.
High-waisted belts are also popular with blazer and skirt suit ensembles.
Here Hadid rocks the same trend with a completely different look. Swapping her soft pink slip for a hot pink blazer-styled dress and matching belt.
Cara took belts to a cosmic level. She wore one during her spacey Met Gala look in May, because, hey, aliens can be trendy too.
The First Lady loves her culottes, but her favorite accessory may be a belt for her skirt suits. Here she is wearing one in beige while visiting the Magritte Museum in Brussels on May 25.
Johansson was fresh business chic at the Tony Awards in June. She wore a large white belt on top of her white, silver-striped blazer, which helped her create clean lines.
See more of our favorite celebrity accessories in the gallery below.