What to do with the LBD

Courtney Charbonneau

Fri April 24, 2015 11:11am

For those of you who may not know what an LBD is, allow this short article to fill you in on one of the most useful pieces you can have in your closet — a little black dress.
When I started paying attention to fashion trends, I never thought one item could be so versatile. Day, night, casual, fancy; just about any situation can be paired with an LBD. It’s simply a fashion lifesaver.
Let’s start with casual wear. If you have brunch plans with your friends, throw on your LBD and some adorable flats and you’ve got yourself a simple, casual outfit. If you enjoy playing your outfits up with accessories, this is the perfect time to use those staple necklaces to add color or attention to a boring neckline.
LBDs are great for date night too whether it’s a first date or a date night with your loved one. If you’re just planning on a more laid back atmosphere, you can easily pair your LBD with wedges and your favorite lipstick or gloss. There’s no need to go overboard with the LBD. It’s meant to stay simple so you can play with and add accessories, shoes and makeup however you see fit.
It can even work well for the office. You may want to put on a pair of leggings or stockings, but if the length is appropriate, go for it! I recommend a long, thin necklace for office wear. You can find very affordable ones at stores like H & M, Forever 21 or Aldo.
From the office to happy hour on a Friday night the LBD is your best friend. If you wore your hair up all day at your desk, let it down, freshen up your makeup and you’re ready to go relax with a cocktail and good company.
Let’s get a little fancy now. Let’s say you’re on a tight budget and can’t necessarily afford an upscale dress; don’t worry. The amazing thing about LBDs is that you can spend less than $20 and make it look like $1,000. Pumps are a go-to shoe for this type of outfit. If you wear your hair up, I recommend wearing sparkly stud earrings. If you decide to wear your hair down, I recommend choosing dangling earrings to add a little shine.
The LBD is one of my favorite things in the fashion world. You can really show off your personality any which way you want. From punk to girly-girl, anybody can wear an LBD and feel confident.