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THE STYLE GUIDE – THE LBD

Since being popularised by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the little black dress (or LBD) has been a staple item in many women’s closets. But, as with so many classics, the LBD can seem dated

Since being popularised by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the little black dress (or LBD) has been a staple item in many women’s closets. But, as with so many classics, the LBD can seem dated and frumpy if not styled correctly. Here are some chic, modern ways to update this traditional garment.

 

1BOMBS AWAY

Bomber jackets have been everywhere this season, and they’re the perfect thing to throw on when the evening turns chilly. But there’s no need to limit this item to casual wear with jeans – pairing an LBD with a printed silk bomber jacket will give your outfit a cool, dressed-down aura.

WE LOVE  This embroidered bomber will leave you feeling pretty in pink.

 

 

 

2BOOT IT

Dainty heels or pointed d’Orsay flats are the obvious choice for chic shoes to pair with an LBD. But to add a punk-inspired element of edginess to this demure classic, why not try a wild statement shoe such as a combat boot, a chunky heel, or a bright metallic?

WE LOVE –  These gold booties from Jeffrey Campbell will leave everyone in awe.

 

3SWANNING AROUND

Forget delicate strings of pearls or Tiffany diamonds – to give your LBD a modern twist, choose bold graphic jewellery. Whether it is a pair of geometric stud earrings, a colourful bangle, or a giant ring, your bling should draw every eye in the room.

WE LOVE –  You can be as elegant as a swan in this handmade, Swarovski-studded Tatty Devine necklace.

 

NMV34JT_muasdDITCH THE CLUTCH

Having to juggle a clutch bag all night is annoying, and ruins the effortless appearance of your LBD. Go hands-free and carefree with a crossbody bag – big enough to store all your evening necessities, small enough to be easy to manage.

WE LOVE –   This fringed, pastel blue Rebecca Minkoff crossbody will instantly update any look.

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Cassie Doney is a writer based in the UK, too bad her accent can't be heard through her writing but we promise you, it's there and we love it. She loves to write and speaks her mind.

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