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If you're searching for the perfect accessory to complement your wedding dress, consider a slim and stylish sash. While bridal belts of the past have been oversized and less-than chic, the newest styles have become ideal additions to your big-day look. Our six favorite skinny belts do more than just add a punch of glam to your dress, too: Thanks to their waist-defining powers, you'll look thinner and more streamlined on your big day (and what bride doesn't that?).
1. Crystal Bow
For the perfect blend of glam and girly, try this Swarovski-crystal embellished bow sash with a classic silk ribbon. Pair it with a retro-inspired tea-length wedding dress for a perfectly preppy look. Swarovski-crystal bow on silk ribbon, $460, Temperley London
2. Simple Flowers
This trio of understated tulle flowers pairs perfectly with just about any style gown. Thanks to the glam gold beading, you can wear this sash with a formal wedding dress for an elegant look or add it to a more casual dress for an extra-something special. Tulle flowers with beaded leaves on silk-satin ribbon, $300, Untamed Petals by Amanda Judge
3. Embellished Flowers
For something more statement making, walk down the aisle in a heavily embellished floral sash. With a mix of pearls and crystals, this style would pair perfectly with just about any type of formal gown. Organza with rhinestones and pearls on satin ribbon, $537, A.B. Ellie
4. Colored Bow
For a pop of your favorite shade, incorporate it into a simple sash. This thin bow is unadorned, which keeps the pink hue from making your big-day look too busy.Grosgrain triple bow, $68, White by Vera Wang Collection
5. Glamorous Crystals
If you appreciate simple and refined styles with a bold splash of bling, you'll love this crystal-on-velvet sash. It features just enough wow-factor to draw some serious attention to your waist without overpowering your look. Glass and tulle on velvet ribbon, $60, Jenny Yoo
6. Vintage Crystals
This fully embellished sash gives off a vintage vibe, while its delicate floral shape keeps the crystalized look romantic. Metal and glass stones on satin ribbon, $118, Ann Taylor
Don't forget to pick up the February/March 2015 issue of Brides, on newsstands now or available for download here, for more great ideas on how to accessorize your wedding dress!