Ways to Wear: The Little Black Dress

Audrey Hepburn immortalized the little black dress in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and it’s been synonymous with chic versatility ever since. Simplicity keeps the style classic, so accessorizing is key to personalization. Metallics, fur, or jewel tones give the LBD a totally different feel, no matter the silhouette you choose.

Ways to Wear: The Little Black Dress

1. Jewel Tones. Accessories in saturated hues lend an air of timeless sophistication. Simple magenta satin pumps make a cummerbund-waisted dress cocktail-party worthy, and a royal purple geometric clutch complements its artistic design.

2. Golden Metallics. A copper, rose gold, and peach color palette give a long-sleeved fitted jersey dress an effortless earthiness, but metallic materials and rhinestones make the accessories anything but boho. Plus, the visual depth is genius with an eclectic texture mix of a wool scarf, metal bangles, a leather clutch, and rhinestoned pumps.

3. All-Black Glam. The flirty A-line shape and gorgeous gathering center stage on this irresistible taffeta number. Black patent pumps and a feathered clutch are the only accessories needed when the dress is this interesting, but fab chandelier earrings would instantly amp up the dazzle factor.

4. Old Hollywood. Complement a gathered-front, knee-length silhouette with a sumptuous cream fur stole, a ladylike pearl bracelet, and a flower clutch. Mesh cage heels make for a fresh take on the bootie. With such classically elegant detailing and luxe fabrics, you’ll wonder why Katharine Hepburn ever ditched her skirt.

5. Festive Silver Sparkle. Monochromatic silver accessories make a simple, one-shoulder satin variety perfect for winter. Jeweled silver booties are totally modern, while a silver cuff (or three) and foldover clutch keep the ensemble classic.

Shop It
Alexander Wang one shoulder dress
$731 – boutique1.com

Black cocktail dress
£650 – suzannah.com

Love Moschino sheath dress
$429 – my-wardrobe.com

MaxMara long sleeve dress
£285 – houseoffraser.co.uk

MbyM little black dress
€27 – welikefashion.com

Christian Louboutin high heels
$775 – footcandyshoes.com

Ted Baker high heels
$150 – frockaholics.com

Christian louboutin pumps
christianlouboutin.com

Anya Hindmarch silver clutch
£350 – harrods.com

Deepa Gurnani foldover clutch
$298 – winknyc.com

Snakeskin clutch
$210 – reissonline.com

Sondra Roberts box clutch
$98 – nordstrom.com

Feather clutch
£20 – bankfashion.co.uk

Giuseppe Zanotti sparkle jewelry
$595 – giuseppezanottidesign.com

Natasha Collis sterling silver bangle
£355 – brownsfashion.com

Alexis Bittar gold earrings
$270 – stylebop.com

Mezi silver bangle bracelet
$189 – frockaholics.com

Lucite earrings
$125 – alexisbittar.com

Fine jewelry
$36 – jcpenney.com

Ganni wool scarve
€94 – youheshe.com

clarissa faux fur stole
£22 – coast-stores.com

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