Belts That Look Good with Formal Pants or Jeans

Q I'd love to find a belt that looks as good with formal pants as it does with jeans. Any ideas?

A Our secret: Shop in the men's department. A classic men's belt adds flair to even the most casual pair of jeans, and it works beautifully with a more tailored pant. (Take the pants with you when you go shopping to make sure the belt fits through the belt loops.) Choose a plain leather band in black or chocolate with a midsize buckle. A large buckle looks good only if you're petite, whereas a smaller buckle is better if you're fuller on top (it gives the appearance of a longer torso).

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