It's rare that a fashion item comes along, is affordable, easy to get your hands on and has the power to instantly transform all of warm weather outfits. But such is the strength of the statement belt... and we're guessing, just why they're back in such force this summer. 

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Now that we've pointed them out, you're guaranteed to start noticing them everywhere.  From Cult Gaia’s dramatic raffia buckles to Rebecca De Ravenel's statement shell design, designers are delivering on the trend, while the cool girls are using the waist-cinching accessory to give everyday outfits a new spin. 

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Top Tip: Team with a simple slip dress or paper bag shorts for maximum impact. 

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Hit up Mango, Zara and Uterqüe for your statement belt high street fix!

Happy Shopping! 

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