It's so good to have the perfect LBD sitting in your closet. No one makes good decisions when a last-minute invitation rolls in and you try to find a dress in a pinch. If you're like me, you end up settling for something so-so rather than wearing something that makes you feel fabulous.
This holiday I scored a great Black Lace Shift Dress from Leota.com that I plan to wear to loads of parties. Cut in a classic style, this shift dress is more of an investment than a splurge. It's going to look great now, and in a few years as you keep reaching for it in your closet.
For this weekend's party, I dressed it up with a big layered pearl necklace. But it's equally fun to add some arm candy with a bold bracelets or some chandelier earrings. I love the illusion lace bracelet sleeves--I could definitely see this dress with a big cuff bracelet. And for women who don't like how their arms look when exposed, this dress offers coverage without looking even the slightest bit dowdy.
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What keeps it young and fresh? The short hemline. It's not so short that it's scandalous, but it most certainly shows off the legs.
Note: the mirrored sculpture backdrop is so cool. It's in my backyard here in Brooklyn Bridge Park. This exhibition by Danish artist Jeppe Hein is park of a parkwide installation, Please Touch the Art. The Mirror Labyrinth, featuring evenly-spaced vertical elements of varying heights made from mirror-polished stainless steel that multiply the surrounding landscape. Get more details here www.brooklynbridgepark.org/places/public-art
The great thing about a LBD is that you can dress it up or down with accessories. I have a helpful video about styling a LBD here on youtube. The key is to keep re-inventing your dress with different accessories.
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