We love a little black dress (aka LBD) as much as anyone. But this holiday season, why not stand out with a different neutral, or (gasp!) some color? Other solid dresses are just as versatile, and can be a little more fun. Yes, a colored dress is more memorable than a LBD, but don't you want to be remembered this season?
Once you've chosen your LCD (little colored dress), go for it with your accessories. A basic dress is a blank canvas, so accessorize based on your mood and the occasion. Heading to the office party? Add some FUN. Want all eyes on you? Try a little DRAMA. Just want to enjoy the season? Throw in some SPARKLE. Not sure? Check out these three dresses and how we added FUN, DRAMA, and SPARKLE - chances are you have some of this in your closet already.
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FUN = COLOR + WHIMSY
Heading to the after-hours office party? Show off your personality with a colored (aka non-neutral) shoe, quirky clutch, or both!
LRD accessories (click to shop): Metal Cuff by Marc by Marc Jacobs, from Piperlime, $198 | Multi-strand Necklace by Michael Kors, $195 | Applique Wristlet by DVF, from Piperlime, $115 | Wide-strap Sandal by Zara, $99.90
LBD accessories (click to shop): Yellow Earrings by Lulu Frost, from Moda Operandi, $200 | Pearl Bracelet by J. Crew, $65 | Metallic Wristlet by Jonathan Adler, $198 | Suede Pumps by Schutz, from Piperlime, $228
DRAMA = STATEMENT + CONTRAST
In the mood to get some attention? Be dramatic (in an un-annoying kind of way) with a bold shoe and statement-making jewels.
LRD accessories (click to shop): Crystal Earrings by J. Crew, $78 | Cage Bangle by K/ller Collection, from Of a Kind, $325 | Foldover Clutch by Clare Vivier, $210 | Two-tone Sandals by Reiss, $395
LPD accessories (click to shop): Necklace by Stella & Dot, $198 | Double Ring by AllSaints, $85 | Clutch by ZAC Zac Posen, from Neiman Marcus, $250 | Printed Pumps by Jeffery Campbell, from Nasty Gal, $162
SPARKLE = METAL + SHINE
Heading out to enjoy the festivities, and want to embrace the holiday spirit? Sparkle in metallic, sequined or beaded shoes and bags, then top it off with jewelry that reflects the light - you’ll definitely catch some attention!
LRD accessories (click to shop): Floral Earrings by BCBG, $48 | Floral Ring by Kate Spade New York, from Piperlime, $78 | Long Box Clutch by Banana Republic, $120 | Strappy Metallic Pumps by J. Crew, $278