Celebs Who Love LBDs

What goes with a red carpet and flashbulbs galore? A little black dress, of course.
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Faith Hill

Correctly placed cut-outs can be chic and sleek. See Faith’s sexy shoulder slits as evidence.

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Angelina Jolie

With a simple cut and color, fabric takes center stage. Experiment with otherwise hard-to-wear picks like velvet.

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Courteney Cox

Make your LBD stand out from the crowd with unique touches, like Courteney’s bell sleeves.

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Debra Messing

When it doubt, pick proper-yet-playful. This option gives plenty of coverage, but stays flirty with a sheer neck detail.

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Diane Lane

Genius construction, like the barely-noticeable gather at Diane’s waist, makes for a figure-flattering silhouette.

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Gwen Stefani

A sexy place to flash a little skin? Your shoulders. Leave ‘em bare with a halter neck.

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Helen Mirren

Re-purpose a cocktail frock by pairing it with a cardigan.

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Jennifer Aniston

A plunging neckline gives this simple shift a dose of sex-appeal (those legs don’t hurt, either.)

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Julia Louis Dreyfus

The tiniest of cap sleeves gives this would-be simple shape a lot of style points.

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Long-sleeved black runs the risk of looking too school marm-ish. Keep the look light by using plenty of sheer, feather-weight fabrics.

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Patricia Heaton

The sitcom mom gives the one-shoulder trend a twirl-literally.

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Sandra Bullock

Even the most classic of choices looks relaxed with some carefully placed flounces and and frills. We love the casual feel that Sandy’s neckline puts off.

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Sheryl Crow

If you prefer bright to black, inject your LBD with color. Try a bright under-layer or a playful pop via rosettes or ruffles.

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Tilda Swinton

Certain frocks, like the classic shirt-dress, work at the office or a cocktail party. Note Tilda’s tricks: satin adds glam and an attention-grabbing necklace kicks things up a notch.

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Tory Burch

Shine lovers rejoice! Recent trends brought sparkle out of the cabaret and into cocktail hour. A simple shape gets loads of pizazz when done up in sequins.

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Vera Wang

Designer knows best. Mimic your favorite shape, like this oversized shirt look, in a luxe fabric.



Make anything as chic as a little black dress with tips for making inexpensive clothes look pricey.

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First Published Tue, 2010-09-07 15:23

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