Five Ways to Dress Up Your Black Dress

The little black dress

How will you make your Little Black Dress feel new again? We've got five fabulous ideas. The parties keep coming and your wardrobe may seem like it is not up to the test. But with our ideas (all under $100 thank you very much), you'll look sharp as ever as you ring in the new year or attend all those final bashes of 2011.

We're working with the assumption that you all have a sheath-like dress in the closet. A good example is this one from Theory($295). It goes anywhere and can be reinvented time and again with the right accessories. If you don't have one well now is the time to hit the sales and stock up on this wardrobe staple.

leapoard heels

Now, let's assume you've had one and it still is in terrific shape, but it is simply uninspiring. A sexy new heel can make a big difference. This one by Steve Madden ($99) will show off your legs and brings into play one of the key trends of the season--animal prints.

feather belt

Belt it! Bring attention to your slim waist, or create the illusion of one with a belt that demands attentions. We like this one from

White House Black Market

($48). The feathers add a bit of whimsy that is party perfect.


If you want to draw attention up towards your face, or away from a stain on your top! We love adding a scarf with a touch of sparkle. This sophisticated Sequin Scarf ($70) in Ombre by Talbots is the perfect item to add to your closet for an party emergency.

patterned hose

We admire all those women who kept up with the workouts over the holidays. For them, and for all the fashionistas out there with shapely legs--we say go for chic patterned tights. Rather than buying a new black dress with lace or brocade, simply don a pair of textured tights like this Lace Baroque pair by Wolford($36).

statement necklace

A statement necklace like this one from Anthropologie($58) will turn up the dazzle component of any dress. We love the mixed metals and the price.

Now repeat after me, "I will not add all five of these items at once!" Pick one new accessory, work it and cheers! Have a great time at your party.

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