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Accessorizing Your Little Black Dress with
Shoes and Jewelry to Fit a Formal or Casual Occassion

At least nine of out ten women admit they have at least one little black dress in their closet they turn to quite often. Many women have several of these classic go-to garments in their wardrobe. The most appealing thing about the little black dress is a woman can utilize it to look great at any event. Whether the event is formal or casual, a timeless little black dress can easily be adapted to fit the occasion by using the perfect accessories.

Choose Simple Jewelry for Casual Events

Most plus size women will claim a black dress makes them feel twenty pounds lighter. The truth is, black is likely the most slimming color available in fashion. However, many people have no idea how to take an elegant black dress and turn it into an outfit appropriate for a regular party or casual event. Learning to accessorize according to your special event is key to transforming a black dress into an all-around outfit for any celebration.  To make your dress look more casual, be sure to stick with simple accessory options. Choosing something trendy like silver charm bracelets, a beaded plastic necklace or a trendy pendant is wise if you’re trying to obtain a casual and unique style.

How to Dress Up a LBD with Classic Accessories

One mistake many women make is assuming you must shop Chanel in order to dress up an outfit with accessories. The truth is, you can make an outfit look like a million dollars even if you can only afford earrings from Claire’s bargain costume accessory outlet. It’s not essential for a lady to spend thousands on diamond jewelry from the hottest fashion designer in the industry to have good style. Instead, a little creative flair can go a long way! If you want to look graceful and classic for an evening event, consider grabbing your favorite set of pearls (even if they are faux pearl beads). Pair them with fancy gloves to really bring your little black dress to a more elegant level of style. For a business cocktail event that is not quite casual yet not quite “black-tie”, you may want to consider pairing your dress with a beautiful neck scarf. Vintage scarves are a hot trend in Hollywood and will not only keep your outfit appropriate but do so for a small cost.

Shoes Set the Tone of Your Outfit: Evening Heels vs. Casual Sandals

Shoes are the ultimate accessory! Picking the right shoe can make or break your outfit. The good news is almost any shoe on Earth will go with the perfect little black dress. Of course, if you want to glam up your dress, a sexy pair of high heels is the best option. Be daring by choosing heels in a bold color like red, silver or yellow. For a more casual event, think about pairing your little black dress with a nice pair of slide shoes, sandals or other low-heel or kitten-heel options.

Finish Off Your Outfit with the Right Purse

While your purse is likely the last thing you’ll choose after dressing yourself, consider putting some thought into it. When you utilize an elegant purse clutch, your little black dress will instantly go from drab to fab. For a casual occasion, consider tagging along a purse with color and texture. A simple denim bag can help a black dress become casual in a matter of seconds!

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