Mixing It Up With Your LBD
The LBD or little black dress is considered a staple of any woman’s wardrobe. It is the go-to clothing option for formal events where you just cannot seem to find the right dress. Even with recent fashion trends advocating for the inclusion of the little white and little grey dresses, black still manages to dominate the fashion stakes.
The LBD is a popular for several reasons including the fact that it hides weight problems easily, looks flattering on most body shapes, is elegant and is a classic look that will endure for generations. This is why fashion experts always recommend that when a woman buys her LBD, she picks it from a reputable store or brand that uses quality material and stitching that will last for ages.
The LBD is just as described, a short dress of about knee length, made with plain black material. Embellishments are discouraged so that the wearer has more flexibility in how she can dress up the look and appear different each time she wears the dress. When looking to spruce up your look there are simple ways to go about it without straining your bank balance, especially if you think you may have worn your LBD a few too many times.
- Belt up
Belts are a great way to dress up plain black LBDs, especially if you have one that is a lovely color. It can be any size as long as it is differently colored. It will add a little pop to your look and can be a good way to draw attention to your tiny waist if you have it. A large glittery buckle or bow on the belt will also add flavor.
- Luxe it up
When the event is particularly formal and your LBD could go either way, you can make it more tasteful by wearing beautiful gloves, or a glittery shawl. Statement jewelry like layered pearls and chandelier earrings can also add that touch of class you desire.
- Go casual
Even with a formal looking LBD, there is much you can do to make it the ideal outfit for a more causal affair. Wearing a jeans or leather jacket over the dress is a good way to go. Fedoras are another lovely fashion accessory that is very much in vogue. If your dress is short enough and weather allows, also consider pairing your LBD with colorful tights or stockings.
- Coordinate color
LBDs are designed to be plain so adding color to your choice of accessories and footwear can go a long way to change the normal look. Many women tend to stick to black shoes but dare to go bold with something more colorful like yellow, red or even polka dot. Ensure that whatever color of shoe you use will complement other embellishments like stockings, sashes or scarves.
Your footwear can really set the tone for you look. Wearing high heels usually denotes a formal event, while thigh high boots and flats indicate a desire to look casual. Remember that you can add more pizzazz to your choice of footwear by allowing your toes to shine with an interesting choice of nail polish color. Opt for peep toes or strappy sandals that let you show off your choice.
Your choice of accessories also has a strong influence on your appearance. As mentioned, classy choices like stringy pearls will allow you to class up your look. Mix it up with other large jewelry choices like costume pieces. From brooches to chunky chains and bracelets, there are a myriad of ways you can use your jewelry to mix it up.
Varying your hairstyles is another way to change how you look in the same old LBD. You can put your hair or let it flow loose in a range of styles. Be sure to also try your hand at hair accessories like hair wraps, glittery clips and bows. Your choice of hairstyle can also help dress up or down the outfit.