About two years ago, I purchased a long black velvet dress from a vintage shop for an absolute bargain, and whilst I love it, it has always felt as though something was missing. It was just a bit... plain.
I paired it with big hair and a long statement key necklace, and still felt as though I was missing something. Until I found a belt in a charity shop that was just what I was looking for, after only two years of looking! It was only £2.50. I haven't managed to wearing it with this dress yet but I have paired it nicely with a high-low skirt and leggings.
Yes, that's my daughter there trying to eat a shoe. But I felt like the chain link silver belt had just the right sort of hippie feel to it for the skirt, and it will break up the plain dress nicely. And please ignore my awful hair here!
Black leggings - H&M
High-low skirt - Ebay
Vest - H&M
Bolero jacket - Necessary Evil
Belt - charity shop