Chasing Davies: Dressing up the LBD for the Holidays

December 9, 2009

Dressing up the LBD for the Holidays

Holiday parties and gathering call for wearing something a little extra special. But, not wanting to break the bank and stick with an old favorite - the Little Black Dress (LBD) is a fabulous staple and easy to jazz up.

A friend asked for help in this specific area. She go this adorable black dress from Gap earlier this season (it's no longer available online) and wants to jazz it up for New Year's Eve and Holiday Parties.

Here are some styling options for this LBD, and any others.

First, keeping it elegant and sophisticated - maybe for a fancier/formal event?

Keep the tights the same color - black, but add some spunk by playing with the texture. Wear something like these adorable Luxe Dotted Tights for $20 from Anthropologie:
Add some black pumps, that you already have (every girl must have a pair of black pumps). A pair as simple as these Nine West Rocha Pumps:Or something with a bit of embellishment like these Madden Girl Sabelle Pumps:

For jewelry, opt for something pearls, but updated in this fun way:
Forever21 Pearl Collar Necklace

With this necklace, a statement necklace - just pair simple pearl posts:

And there you have it...a simple, elegant, classic LBD look. Want more? Stay tuned for more LBD Holiday/Party looks!