Create a ladylike silhouette as seen on the catwalk of the Dior A/W 12 collection, above, with this waist cincher from Oscar de la Renta in rich burgundy leather.
A favourite of mine is this skinny, nude number from Miu Miu. Covered in gold-tone studs, it would be perfect to nip in the waist of an evening cocktail dress.
For a more playful look, contrast a simple, understated dress with this tropical print skinny belt by Proenza Schouler.
To create the most elongated hour-glass look, wear this over figure hugging block black, or alternatively, draw attention to the smallest part of your waist by pairing over print.
Whichever you choose, make sure to cinch it in tight and give yourself a silhouette that Sophia Loren would be proud of!