Wide belts definitely make a statement. And while they can help define your waistline, they can also draw attention to a thick middle. But overall, we think that wide belts have more plusses than minuses. As for how to wear a wide belt, here’s a rule of thumb: the more ornate the design of the belt, the simpler the outfit needs to be. For colder months, We love pairing a statement belt with a simple sweaterdress and a pair of boots. As simple as it is chic.