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A 6-Step Guide To Accessorizing The Little Black Dress

Can't think of ways to accessorize your little black dress for that dinner date, wedding or birthday party? Find a simple 6-step guide here.

Titilayo Olurin

Whether you are attending a wedding, birthday party, dinner date or hanging out with friends, the little black dress (LBD) will serve you well.

Not only is it elegant, but it is also a timeless fashion piece that every woman should own.

There are so many different things you can do to glam up the LBD, making it more colourful and attractive.

With the right accessories, your little black dress can be worn repeatedly and to various events or occasions.

You probably have one in your closet right now and are at a loss for what to do with it or how best to rock it. Here, find a simple six-step guide on how to accessorize your LBD.

1. Add Sparkle to Your LBD with Great Jewellery

LBD and jewellery
LBD and jewellery

When it comes to the little black dress, your choices of jewellery pieces are limitless. From pearls to diamonds and studs to hoops, there is a variety of jewellery pieces you can rock with your LBD. Any colour - except dark ones, like brown or navy blue - will go with your dress. You should note, though, that your choices depend on the event or occasion.

For a casual event, like lunch with friends, you can dress down with a shell necklace or dangling earrings. If you are dressing for a smart casual event, like a dinner date, you should try pendant necklaces and wearable chain bracelets. You could throw in some minimalistic metal rings, too. When dressing up for a more formal event, like a wedding, you need some glitz and sparkle or tasteful costume jewellery.

2. Pair Your LBD with a Clutch

Black dress and clutch
Black dress and clutch

You'll need something small to go with your LBD when out for an event, and a clutch is your best bet. It is as handy as it is stylish. Because this small-sized purse can hold all your essentials, it makes for the perfect accessory for your dress.

Silver is a great choice for your LBD. So is gold. But you may also go with bold, bright colours for some pop-up or you can keep things simple with a black clutch. You may also decide to go with alligator skin texture or animal prints when choosing a clutch for your LBD. Whatever you choose, pairing your clutch with your dress is the way to go.

3. Invest in Chic Footwear

LBD and heels
LBD and heels

You know what they say about black? It goes with almost everything, and with the little black dress, you can achieve as many looks as you desire. With your choice of footwear, as with all other accessories, you can style your dress up to create a formal look or style down for a more casual look.

If you haven't already, invest in nice footwear for your LBD. There are so many choices to make. Pumps and stilettos go best with the little black dress for a formal look. When creating a casual look, go for flats and boots. Yes, you can absolutely pair your LBD with flats and boots! And while you are at it, be trendy and chic. Invest in animal prints and colours.

4. Switch Up Your Style with a Belt

LBD and belt
LBD and belt

The slimming effect that a belt gives makes this LBD accessory popular among women. Whether you choose to experiment with colours or you go for a simple thin leather buckle waistband, you can never go wrong with a belt. You can also go for silver, sparkly diamonds or gold.

What is more? You can wear a belt on any kind of LBD, whether a-line, flare or the shirt style, and you can choose from many different belt types and sizes to switch up your style and for unique effects.

5. Play Around with Scarves and Wraps

LBD and scarf
LBD and scarf

Scarves and wraps are a great choice for accessorizing your little black dress. They can change the style of your dress while attracting attention to your neckline.

You may either go for bold colours or dark colours. You may also choose between silk and cotton. Scarves with animal print, too, can make all the difference, adding colour and patterns to your black dress.

6. Go Trendy and Stylish with Jackets and Sweaters

LBD and sweater
LBD and sweater

Jackets, blazers and sweaters come in handy when styling the LBD. With jackets, you can achieve different looks, from chic and sophisticated to stylish and trendy.

For a sophisticated look, throw a jacket or blazer over your LBD. To create a cool, street style, try a leather or denim jacket. To achieve a casual look, wear a sweater. This works best if your dress is sleeveless, as you can wear the sweater underneath it. You can also throw the sweater over the dress if it is button down.

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