Here’s How to Try Spring's Double-Belt Trend

Bella Hadid and fashion insiders are doubling the accessory staple's fun factor.

A collage of Bella Hadid, Camila Mendes, and a fashion week guest wearing the double belt trend.
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It's one of Bella Hadid's most memorable street-style outfits: Two summers ago, while strolling around Tribeca, the supermodel wore two belts simultaneously. One silver-buckled black belt was secured in the pant loops of her gray-washed jeans, while the other contrasting gold belt (which served no practical purposes) was cinched loosely below. It was then that the double-belt trend was born.

Since the model's two-belt moment in June 2022, which she recreated later that fall, fashion folks have widely regarded the styling as a unique Hadid aesthetic—and one that follows her penchant for unrealistic fashion trends. Before celebrities left their houses without pants and wore UGG boots in earnest, Hadid was styling white micro-briefs with shearling-lined slippers to grab a New York slice.

Like the others, the creative, quirky micro-trend of wearing two belts (just because) has blossomed into a styling trick for real people, not just mega-watt street-style stars. Fashion over function, yes, but frivolous maximal accessories are in.

Bella Hadid wearing two black belts, jeans, and a black shirt.

Two belts are, evidently, better than one, argues Hadid.

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Then, like a siren call, Fall 2024 Fashion Month, became a season filled with two-belt stylings that all fell within the realm of real-world possibilities. At New York Fashion Week, Michael Kors sent out maxi skirts and trousers with two belts even built into the waist. In Peter Do's second collection as creative director for Helmut Lang, the Vietnamese designer slung a crisscrossing double belt low on the waist of a workwear jumpsuit— a piece that, by design, needs no belt at all.

Woman wearing the double belt trend

And again! Hadid went on a stroll with two belts slung around her waist, one inside her jean's loops, the other cinched just below.

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Across the Atlantic in London, JW Anderson's Fall 2024 included turtleneck tops encircled by wide khaki-colored belts. In Paris, Junya Watanabe showcased an admittedly more avant-garde interpretation: The Japanese designer ensnared his models' waists with multiple black leather belts styled alongside black turtlenecks and front-pleat trousers. Upon closer inspection, the look isn't as farfetched as it first seemed.

Looks from Micheal Kors, Helmut Lang, JW Anderson, Junya Watanabe's Fall 2024 featuring the doube-belt trend.

Yes, you are seeing double: In Micheal Kors, JW Anderson, and Helmut Lang, and Junya Watanabe's Fall 2024 shows, models wore various two-belted looks.

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It's gathering speed off the runways, too; Layered waist chains and stacks of leather belts cinched over hips have become common sights in spring 2024 street style. And when you factor in the other celebrity co-signers—earlier this year, Camila Mendes and Lucy Hale wore The Frankie Shop's pleated skirts with two built-in belts—it's indisputable: It's only a matter of time before the double-belt trend hits the mainstream as a 2024 trend.

What was once considered a Hadid-only styling hack has now, against all odds, become a styling tip with burgeoning mass appeal. Ahead, a round-up of multi-belt outfits that are likely a step or two outside your comfort zone but offer inspiration just the same. But if you are inclined to double the fun of your accessories, you'll also discover a Marie Claire-approved edit of belts and built-in-belted pieces to shop.

Double-Belt Outfits to Shop Now

Camila Mendes wearing a gray double-belt skirt, a black shirt, coat, and tall boots.

Starting with pre-belted pieces that style themselves: Camila Mendes in a pleated double-belt mini skirt by The Frankie Shop, which she wore with an easy black button-down.

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Lucy Hale opted for the New York-based label's longline iteration, which the actress paired with cropped white shirting.

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Woman wearing the double belt trend

Not a skirt person? Try a pair of pants that come with two belts attached—like these tan trousers or Alaïa's wool bottoms below.

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guest wears a long camel coat, a brown scarf, a red clutch, a khaki jacket, a yellow bronze long skirt, black leggings, black stilettos, a red double buckle obi belt.

Alternatively, you can cheat the double-belt styling by snagging one that features two bands and buckles.

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Woman wearing the double belt trend

Forget a standard corset top—you can create the silhouette yourself by cinching two belts over a strapless top, as this inspired showgoer did.

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When you can't decide which belt is best, the answer is...all of them. Kick the look up another dramatic notch by leaving the tail of one of your belts free-hanging.

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A woman wearing jeans, a blue top, red and black puffer coat, and two belts.

Similar to how Hadid styled hers, this Paris Fashion Week guest wore a black belt secured through the loops and the other without constraints.

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A woman standing in the street wearing a pleated skirt over pants, a white top, blazer, and two gold chain belts.

The double-belt trend isn't reserved solely for wide leather styles. As this well-dressed Fashion Week guest shows, two metallic chain belts worn create a striking bejeweled impact.

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A woman wears three black belts over a white blazer and red pants with a fur coat.

Not one, not two, but three! The key here is to opt for belts in varying widths and with differently sized buckles.

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A woman walking in the street wearing white pants, skirt, shirt, and three black betls.

If your skirt doesn't come with a double set of loops, the solution is simple: Wear multiple belts anyway over the waistband.

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A woman a black mini skirt, jeans, a denim jacket, and two belts.

Here, a woman pairs two skinny belts—one black, the other silver—to create a two-tone metallic clash that add extra flash to her look.

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