Trend Alert: Belt Your Dresses Like America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore, And Jessica Lowndes

America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore, and Jessica Lowndes
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America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore, and Jessica Lowndes proved that accessories can do wonderful things when they showed off the cute belts they paired with fun party dresses recently. On August 21, America Ferrera wore a dark brown belt by 3.1 Phillip Lim to cinch the waist of her Catherine Malandrino orange dress for a screening in Miami, while Drew Barrymore punched up her camo-green Alexander McQueen dress with a studded belt by Balmain for the London premiere of Going The Distance on August 19. And 21-year-old 90210 star Jessica Lowndes added color to her printed V-neck dress from Matthew Williamson’s resort 2010 collection with an eye-catching coral belt when she attended an Emmy kick-off party on August 24.

+ Which belted look did you like best — America, Drew or Jessica?


From top: Nine West, Madewell, and Nordstrom.

Want to spice up and your favorite dress? Try a simple thick leather belt like America from Nine West ($38). Or, to get Drew’s studded version on the cheap, check out Madewell’s Brass Stud Belt ($48). And to create instant color like Jessica, go for this orange studded belt from Nordstrom ($24.90), which has two rows of studs on it. Go ahead, belt it out!