Love that LBD: Little black dress

A style essential introduced by Coco Chanel in the 1920s, the classic little black dress (LBD) is a favourite with all glamorous women. Here are a few tips on how to wear the LBD with fashionable flair.

Take a cue from Nargis Fakhri who jazzed up an LBD in checks with a solid gold ring, cuff and clutch. Her simple peep toes complete the look

1. Brighten up  
Add a dash of of colour to your LBD by accessorising with a colourful handbag. Purses in shades of red, neon green or gold will break the monotony. Or else, stick to a nude clutch. 

2. Add a sparkle
A simple black dress can be the perfect contrast for your glittering baubles. A brooch, chandelier earrings or a dazzling bracelet can work wonders. How about experimenting with a string of pearls?

3. Hair and there
A slick hairdo matches the elegance of an LBD. You can also sport an updo leaving a few strands loose to soften your facial features.

4. Nail it
Relive the teenager in you by painting your nails in bright colours. Bubblegum pink, hot red, coral, green and even turquoise are colours that can draw attention to your persona.

5. Keep it light
While most of us love black, the colour can have a very over-powering effect on some. If you have a pale complexion, opt for a black dress that has a low neckline. Likewise, a busty woman should avoid a high neck.

6. The perfect step
Simple black flats work well for daily wear. You can also don slingbacks or pumps. If you want a dash of bling, sport stilettoes in gold or silver. A pair of red or white heels is also a good option.

7. Belt it out
You can wear a bright colourful belt with a black dress. A belt in black colour will highlight your waist in a
subtle way.

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