how to style a classic LBD

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Ready, Set, Fête!

Find your fit
An A-line is universally flattering, while a V-neck works best for larger busts, and a bateau style balances a pear shape.

Do the details
Embellishments, from full-on sequins to sheer panels or lace overlay, transform an LBD from staple to showstopper.

Add accessories
Edgy earrings, bold rings, and a "notice me" clutch are the finishing touches for a head-turning holiday ensemble.

From left: Sequined Dress, Michael Michael Kors, $395. Earrings, Lulu Frost. Ring, Dannijo.
Sheer-Panel Dress, BCBG Max Azria, $366.
Lace Appliqué Dress, Maggy London, $178. Choker and pin, Tina Craig x Nouvel Heritage. Ring, Noir Jewelry. Cuff, Stella & Dot.