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5 Ways To Wear Your Little Black Dress (LBD)

Dara Sayet

Posted on September 22 2016

Slip On Your Little Black Dress & Conquer The World With Just A Few Tricks!

The little black dress… It’s your best friend in your time of need. It's a blank piece of art waiting for your signature style to make a statement. It’s a staple in your wardrobe.  It's timeless and everyone should have more than just one. No matter the texture or length, the LBD is your most trusted confidant that takes you from interviews to parties and everything else in between.  While you might think that the monochromatic drape is sometimes boring, that can all be changed with 5 tips on how to wear your LBD. With a few tweaks, you’ll be able to re-work your frock into new ways of fearless and fabulous!

1.Slip on a statement shoe

While the dress may be the beat on repeat, the finishing touches can change everything.  Step up your game with a really hot pair of shoes.  Whether it’s a sky-high wedge, classic pump, metallic sandal or over the knee boot, you can show off your signature style with the pep that’s in your step. Or switch it up with a lace up military boot, designer sneaker or a ballet flat, your shoe game will explain to the world that you really don’t take yourself too seriously.
LBD with a Statement shoe
Check out some of our fav statement shoes!
Miu Miu Leopard Print Fur Shoes Sz 39 Retail Price: $525 Michael's Price: $205 61% OFF
Christian Louboutin Grey Suede Leather Booties Sz 38.5 Michael's Price: $685
Fendi Royal Blue Pewter Black White Leather Pony Shoes Sz 39.5 Retail Price: $850 Michael's Price: $200 76% OFF

2.Pile it on!

Take that LBD and make what’s old new again. Throw on an oversized slouchy sweater to make this somewhat sophisticated dress into a more downtown casual look. Layering is all the rage so why not even pop on your crisp white button down underneath (yes! I said "underneath"!) to give the LBD a totally new look. Wrap up this look with a fur vest or get real crazy and throw on a denim shirt half buttoned and tied up!

Layering That LBD

Find ways to layer your LBD here!
BCBG Max Azria Navy Denim Jacket Sz XS Retail Price: $230 Michael's Price: $80 65% OFF
Prada Light Blue Cotton Button Down Top Sz 38 Michael's Price: $50
Michael Kors Burgundy Wool Bolero Sz Large Retail Price: $695 Michael's Price: $170 76% OFF

3.Get your bling on…

I always say, that even in sweats, as long as you have jewels on, you look like a million bucks. This rule applies across the board. While the LBD can speak for itself, throw on that statement necklace, stack of killer bangles or outrageous pair of earrings that clash with just about every other outfit. The sparkle and weight of accessories can spice up your look from day to night and quickly take you from NYC to Paris. Ooh La La!

Pile the Bling on your LBD
Here is some of our best bling!
Burberry Yellow Amber Stone Bronze Necklace Michael's Price: $300
Blue Quartz Diamond Accent gold Backed Ring Michael's Price: $275
David Yurman Sterling Silver 18K Gold Bracelet Retail Price: $1,700 Michael's Price: $685 60% OFF

4.Leather lace up

Who says leather is just for biker chicks? Throw on a moto jacket and let the “it” pieces elevate that LBD from glamour girl to badass in 2 seconds! The leather jacket is probably one of the best fashion investments you’ll ever make! It quickly transforms your look and will make them (all of them!) turn their heads. Make sure to paint your pout with the brightest red possible to complete the look.

Add an Edge to your LBD with Leather
Love our Leather!
Barbara Bui Limited Edition Runway 2012 Black Suede Leather Jacket Sz 38 Retail Price: $2,000 Michael's Price: $450 78% OFF
Alexander Wang White Black Leather Jacket Sz XS Retail Price: $2,045 Michael's Price: $455 78% OFF
Barbara Bui Limited Edition Runway 2012 Gold Lamb Leather Jacket Sz 6 Retail Price: $3,285 Michael's Price: $460 86% OFF

5.Belt it

Cinch that waist and add a pop of color with a belt.  Use an extra wide leather waist cincher (pictured above) or a metallic chain belt from Miss Coco herself. Using a belt will break-up that black and create a flattering new look you never thought possible. A belt can create an illusion of a 2 piece outfit or it may just show off those curves that you have been working so hard on creating all summer. 
Style your LBD with a chic Belt

Cinch that waist with some of the best belts around!
Dolce & Gabbana Black Patent Leather Gold Hardware Belt Retail Price: $495 Michael's Price: $100 80% OFF
Ralph Lauren Black Suede Crystal Belt Retail Price: $595 Michael's Price: $145 76% OFF
Hermes Black Tan Leather Gold Buckle Belt Retail Price: $910 Michael's Price: $375 59% OFF

Show us some love!  We would love to know how you style your LBD…  Drop us a note in the comments below! 

Check out some more LBD inspiration at the links below!

http://www.instyle.com/how-tos/12-celebrity-best-little-black-dress#1117441

http://www.glamour.com/gallery/10-easy-ways-to-update-your-little-black-dress

 

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