Best Bet: Stretch It Out


This season we're taking a note from the First Lady: We've found a go-to belt. (Relax, we've not yet embraced anything plastic or chartreuse.) This elastic style comes in gold, brown, black, and white, and cinches with a shapely brass clasp. Though designer Anna McCraney is known for her bold graphic prints (she won The Fashion Show on Bravo last summer), we appreciate this piece's versatile, polished look. And since it's made in a forgivingly stretchy fabric (hello, holiday parties), the belt can be paired with a voluminous dress or a slimmer shift.

Annabelle brass-buckle belt, $35 at