Choosing a belt of the right length is one of the most crucial aspects to keep in mind while purchasing one. While you may want to avoid making extra perforations on a loose belt, you also need to take care that the tail of the belt isn’t hanging too long once fastened, as it can make your otherwise well-put-together look slightly clumsy. The ideal length of a belt is 2–3 inches longer than your waistline.
Your formal belt should ideally be 1-1.5 inches broad, or wide enough to cover the tag on your trouser or jeans waist. Remember, a belt is meant to be an understated accessory, so avoid anything that stands out by virtue of being too broad. On the contrary, belts that are too skinny (read half an inch or less) are strictly a no-no.
Subtle is the way to go when choosing a belt for your formal attire, so stick to basics like shades of black and brown, at the most, tan. If you want to add an element of drama without going over the top, opt for a mellow texture or finish, such as plain gloss, matte, double-stitched or fine snake skin.
Written By : Neehar Mishra