Little Black Dress Accessories

What goes with a little black dress? Glad you asked.
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LBB (Little Black Bag)

Quilted leather and gold plating make this party-sized purse a festive find. Lauren Merkin Iris quilted lambskin bag, $350; bloomingdales.com
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Rocker Chic

Toughen up a prim and proper dress with edgy heels. Tory Burch Geoff gladiator heels, $325; toryburch.com
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Heavy Metal

Throw a dose of trendy metallic in the mix with this envelope clutch. Diane von Furstenberg Bonnie foldover clutch, $410; dvf.com
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Match Made

Forget the standard black pump-your LBD can take so much more than that. A bright color and luxe fabric is a great match. Badgley Mischka Fuller satin heels, $185; piperlime.com
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Pearls, Please

The classic strand of pearls has been updated with hardware and layering. Banana Republic Gracie modern pearl necklace, $45; bananarepublic.com
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A Ring Thing

Cocktail hour was made for cocktail rings. Choose a bauble with lots of shine and forgo other accessories. Alexis Bittar Champagne Dust Lucite and Swarovski crystal ring, $225; nordstrom.com
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Seasoned Shine

Worried about overdosing on sparkle? Pick your sequins in sophisticated hues like midnight navy for finessed flash. Anya Hindmarch glitter clutch, $395; saksfifthavenue.com
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A Shoe Thing

Add an extra dose of sex appeal to a simple black shift with strap-happy stilettos. Boutique 9 synthetic heels, $150; ninewest.com
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Bling Blooms

Give everyday studs a break! Try different shapes when accessorizing your LBD. Kate Spade crystal earrings, $65; katespade.com
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Party Pack

Keep evening bags glamorous and small (pack wisely-what more do you need than cell phone, keys and credit card?) BCBG matte sequin foldover clutch, $108; bcbg.com
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Make a Shape

Fake an hourglass shape by cinching the waist of a babydoll-style dress with a belt. Extra fashion points if it’s studded and metallic like this pick. Talbots studded belt, $39; talbots.com
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Personalize It

Make your LBD one-of-a-kind. Affix a brooch (or two, or three) to a shoulder strap or waistband to add extra pizazz to a dress. Chico’s Eloise glass stone pin, $28; chicos.com
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Sensational Seasonal

Winterize your LBD with feminine booties. Warmer than strappy sandals, they’ll pair with opaque tights to take your frock into the holiday party circuit. White House Black Market suede rosette bootie, $128; whitehouseblackmarket.com
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Armed & Dangerous

Move over, diamond tennis bracelet. The new arm candy is thick with sparkle and heavy on shine. Kenneth Jay Lane stretch bracelet with Swarovski crystals, $150; neimanmarcus.com *Still shopping for the perfect little black dress? Check out MORE’s top 14.*
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First Published Thu, 2010-09-16 09:31

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