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41 Ways to Wear Your LBD

A little black dress is a wardrobe staple every woman should own. It's a blank canvas to show off your personal style. Whether you prefer to keep it simple or jazz it up with accessories, we're here to help you get inspired. We asked style bloggers from around the country to show off their favorite way to style their LBD.

LBD with Brown Accessories

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My name is Livia, and I am the author of Love Always, Liv. I like mixing up things, so I took the LBD I usually wear to date nights into daytime. I paired it with some cute sandals and a tote, which creates the perfect look for a shopping stroll.

LBD with Nude Heels

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I am Caitlin Fore, and I write the blog Gussied Up. My favorite LBD is one I found at Target years ago. I just bought clog style sandals and am excited to wear them together. It's a great piece to wear to weddings and semi-formal events.

LBD with Converse Sneakers

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My name is Katie Dosen, and I write the blog To Live for Style. Don't get me wrong—I love dressing up a LBD, but it's fun switching things up a bit by having a more relaxed look. I found this LBD at Forever21, and it's now a staple in my wardrobe. It's so versatile you could match it with diamonds or tennis shoes!

LBD with a Leather Jacket

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I'm Maya. When I'm not blogging at Charmingly Styled or tweeting the deets, you can find me exploring Chicago with my boyfriend and a latte in hand. One of my favorite ways to style my LBD is with a leather jacket. I love the tough vibe.

LBD Maxi Style

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My name is Sarah, and I write B8sics. My long black maxi is my favorite LBD, because I can wear it to work with a blazer or nice scarf. I can also tie it up short and wear it with a belt and tights.

LBD with Details

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I'm Jill, a Chicago teacher by day and writer of the fashion blog Hot Pink Style by night. When it comes to my LBD dress choices, they must have a fun detail that sets them apart like the lace panel in the one pictured. Make your LBD casual with flat sandals and a belt in a neutral shade of tan, and don't forget a statement bag. Since black goes with everything, pick your most statement-worthy arm candy!

LBD with Denim

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My name is April. I blog at Knocked Up Fabulous. As much as I love wearing an LBD at night, these gems work perfectly during the daytime, too. I'm wearing mine with a denim vest and neutral-colored sandals, which is perfect for a casual summer day!

Effortless LBD

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I'm Meggan, blogger at Somewhere Lately. I paired this LBD with some sandals and sunglasses for an effortless summer look. It's perfect because you can take this look from day to night just by switching out the accessories.

LBD with a Denim Jacket

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My name is Anna Carolina Torres. I live in Madison, Wisconsin, and my blog is Blog Da Carols. My favorite way to style my LBD is by adding a second piece (preferably a jean jacket), and lots of accessories! A LBD doesn't need to have too much going on. It's a piece that does all the talking! That's why I love giving myself the challenge of mixing it up with other pieces.

LBD with a Statement Necklace

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I'm Cait, founder and editor of Chicago-based lifestyle blog Pretty & Fun. A little black dress is always a staple item in my wardrobe—nothing feels more classic! I love to add in color with a statement necklace and a red lip to keep things from feeling plain.

LDB with Pops of Pink

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I'm Becky, a wife, mama, teacher, blogger at ByBMG, thrifter, and DIYer from Iowa. I try to have a fun wardrobe without breaking the bank. Many of my clothes are found at Goodwill or thrift shops and thrift sites. This is my thrifted Gap LBD. I love the classic look of it, but I like to add some character with colorful accessories. The shoes are a thrift store find, too.

Red Carpet LBD

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I'm Sarah, the founder of Sarah Scoop. I absolutely love a good LBD (I wore this one to the AMAs.) I styled my LBD by adding fun accessories. My thought was the more bling, the better. I also added a fun pair of strappy heels.

Remix Your LBD

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I'm Valerie, a Chicago gal—corporate communications guru by day and blogger at The Style Files and bargain shopper by night. Here are a few ways I remix my LBD. I think that women don't have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. An LBD is the perfect wardrobe staple to take you from cubicle to cocktails. It's all about layering and adding pops of color and fun accessories!

LBD with Houndstooth

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Hi, I'm Jen of Fashionably Employed. Meticulous about making investments in my closet, I am still in search of the perfect LBD (although I think I may have found it). In the meantime, I sported my faux-LBD, pairing this classic shirt and skirt creating the same illustrious appeal of an LBD. I let the chic simplicity of all-black attire shine and topped it off with a little attitude from the shoes.

LBD with Turquoise Heels

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Hey there! My name is Lisa, and I am half of the blog Sisters Marie. My favorite way to wear an LBD is to dress it down so it can be worn any night of the week. Add a denim jacket and you have a great look for a lunch or dinner date, and it's not so formal. Don't forget a fun pop of color in your shoes!

LBD with Baby Bump

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My name is Lindsey Hutter of the blog Caviar Taste Tuna Fish Wallet. These days I've been styling my LBD with my favorite accessory, my baby bump. I am currently 9 months pregnant and having a blast exploring new ways to style my ever-changing body. Lucky for me, an LBD never goes out of style. I love giving my LBD an edge with leather and a pop of color.

LBD with Leopard Print

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I am Jana from Jana Style. My favorite LBD is a cotton, high-waisted tank dress that can be worn casually or dressed up. I love to pair it with a statement piece, such as a bright bauble necklace, statement bag, or this fun leopard-print jacket. I love the mix of classic and trendy.

LBD with Vintage Accessories

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My name is Ruby Trosclair, writer of fashion and style blog, Lipstickzngunz. Because the little black dress is a classic piece, I like to wear it as a classic. This LBD from H&M paired up with classic Chanel Vintage and Zara pumps makes this look timeless.

LBD with a Pop of Color

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I'm Lilly, the founder and lead stylist at Adopted Style. Every LBD requires a pop of color, in my opinion. Whether this is a great pair of earrings, fun shoes, or a belt to cinch the waist, add something unexpected.

LBD with a Floppy Hat

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I'm Katelyn, DC staffer and blogger at Katalina Girl. I love an LBD, because black is sexy, professional, casual, and sleek all in one. It can take you anywhere! My style is relatively casual so I like to keep things simple. I also love the boho look so a floppy hat and gladiator sandals finish off my look.

LBD with Red Heels

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My name is Dawn. I blog at Life in the Sack. My favorite way to wear my little black dress is with pops of a bright color. I love to see my shoes and lips stand out against the dress. Let jewelry bring the final look together.

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