black dress

Photo: Gregor Halenda

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Think of your little black dress as the perfect blank canvas. The right accessories transform an LBD from a staple to a showstopper. Consider the suggestions above—though not all in the same outfit, of course.

How to style this one:
1. Add a statement necklace.
2. Cinch with a "notice me" belt.
3. Shoes and bags are instant changers. Try metallics, brights or graphic black-and-white.

Dress, $328;