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Update Your LBD With These 5 Easy Tricks

A little black dress is traditional, but it doesn’t have to be ordinary. Try incorporating one of these 5 easy style tricks the next time you break out your go-to LBD.

1. An Embellished Collar
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Even if your go-to LBD doesn’t have a collar, you can easily create a detachable one. Try this ready-made DKNY Embellished Silk-Blend Twill Collar ($95) or get crafty and pile on the sequins and rhinestones yourself for a glam effect. Seen here: Kiernan Shipka in a Miu Miu dress at the premiere of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire in Los Angeles.

2. Statement Necklace
necklace

In a hurry but still want to jazz your traditional black dress up a bit? Simply add a statement necklace. A LBD is slimming enough, but an eye-catching necklace concentrates the focus on your face rather than your trouble spots. Take a cue from Georgia May Jagger, who doubled up on two Thomas Sabo necklaces at the jewelry line’s collection launch in London.

3. Colorful or Printed Coat

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REX USA

Even Arizona nights get cold. Instead of wearing your usual dark monochromatic outerwear, opt for an eye-popping print or bright contrasting color. Here, Alicia Vikander wears an emerald Minimarket Starship Coat ($515).

4. Layered Button Down

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Shanae Nae, BFAnyc.com

Stay warm and put a playful twist on the classic LBD by wearing a button-down underneath. Atlanta de Cadenet Taylor dresses up her figure-flattering LBD by layering a cute heart-shaped button-down underneath.

5. Cinch It Together

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David M.Benett for Getty Images, Centrepoint

There’s no better time of year for metallic than the holidays. Show off your curves by cinching your LBD with a classic metallic belt. Michelle Dockery knows how to work the look in her Stella McCartney gown.

Source: Who What Wear

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