There are various types of dress leather belts that add different styles to a given outfit. Some of these belts even have slightly different functions. Here is a brief overview of 9 different types of belts.
1. Formal belts: These leather dress belts are usually worn for formal attire, often worn with suits or dress slacks. Suede belts are sometimes considered more semi-formal, though depending on the quality can also fit with more formal occasions.
2. Genuine leather belts: A pair of classic black leather belts and brown leather belts are the ultimate must-have belt duo for both men and women. Most leather belts are made from cowhide (either full-grain leather or calfskin), though faux leather or vegan leather belts is also available for those who follow vegan lifestyles. Leather belts can be worn in casual or formal settings, making a long-lasting belt of genuine leather one of the most necessary and efficient fashion accessories for everyone.
3. Braided belts: A braided belt involves many pieces of leather braided together to create a plaited, solid piece of material. Both braided belts for men and plaited belts for women are usually worn with casual and relaxed outfits.
4. Cinch belts: Waist-cinching belts are wide belts that are used to cinch a person’s waist and add shape to a silhouette. They can be made of leather or combined with stretching elastic materials to adjust to the size of your midsection.
5. Reversible belts: Reversible belts are casual or formal belts with a twistable buckle, making it possible to wear the belt “inside out.” The alternate side of a reversible belt may feature a different style or colour than the other side.
6. Skinny belts: Thin belts are typically casual or formal belts made out of leather. They are often used as waist belts to accentuate a person’s shape, making them more stylish than functional. Available in multicolours, these elegant and chic belts are refreshing touch-ups to either casual or date night outfits. Usually, there are two leather finishes to choose from. You can either go with glossy patent leather thin belts for minimal chic looks, or matte
7. Canvas belts: Canvas belts were originally used by people in the military as part of a training uniform. They can keep a pair of bottoms fastened to a person’s waist while allowing for more movement than a leather belt would. Canvas belts are often made from a blend of linen and cotton or from synthetic webbing. Instead of a metal buckle, these belts buckle with plastic hardware that resembles a seat belt.
8. Western belts: Western belts were traditionally worn by cowboys and are made out of thick leather that can keep a person’s pants up as they ride a horse. Modern times have seen Western belts used more for style with their large, silver, engraved buckles, and intricate embossed leather strap designs. These exquisite vintage belts are loved worldwide
9. D-ring belts: Instead of using the typical belt buckle and notch system, d-ring belts fasten with two d-shaped rings where the end tip of the belt is threaded through to hold in place. D-ring belts are typically made of canvas, cotton, or some other fabric material rather than leather.