How to Wear a Little Black Dress

There's never one way to wear a wardrobe staple. See all the different looks you can create with a trusty little black dress

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Office Happy Hour

Sharon Yi, Associate Editor

Where are you going in your LBD? This is the outfit I’d wear to go to an office happy hour at a swanky lounge.

Why do you love this LBD? This is the perfect LBD because it’s a blank slate. Depending on how you accessorize, you can make this dress office or bar-appropriate.

How did you accessorize your look? Since the dress cut is so simple, I wanted to add a ton of glitz in the form of arm swag, understated — but matching — gold earrings, and gold-tipped heels. The pearl collar necklace adds a touch of softness to counteract the boxy, boldness of the structured handbag and the dress cut.

What type of hair and makeup complete this look? I wanted to go dark on my eyes to make my look more nighttime chic. As for the hair, I’m a sucker for long waves, which I personally think go with everything — but if I don’t have time to curl, I also like the simple, textured pony which I think complements the easy, yet put-together look.