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December 5, 2011

5 Ways To Transform your Little Black Dress for the Holidays

It's the most wonderful time of the year and everyone, everywhere is looking to celebrate! If your anything like me it is very likely that you will attend your fair share of holiday parties during this season. Company parties, charity events, and special times with friends one important thing always comes to mind..WHAT WILL I WEAR?

Now I know how this dreaded question can have the tendency to take over our lives, and with most events taking place within weeks, even days of each other shopping for hours on end for the perfect dress is far too bothersome. There is an answer to this question and it the little black dress. Now, if you are a mom who does not own a little black dress...shame on you! You can however redeem yourself by making an investment in this wardrobe staple and then and only then will you be set for the remainder of the holiday season now and forever after. For those of us who already have 1, 2, or even 7 lbds this blog is for you!

5 Ways to transform your little black dress for the holidays.

Go Casual- If you are attending a dinner with friends or a party at someone's home the dress is most often business attire or casual. Great casual wear include pairing your lbd with a structured yet feminine jean jacket and boots.  Boyfriend blazers with a belt or a v-necked sweater would make a great casual look as well. Faur fur vests or a feminine motorcycle jacket are also great additions to a lbd to keep a modern casual look.

Company Parties- Nothing says professional like a great black dress, it is the ultimate fashion statement! A polished look at company parties can be just as important as the clothing you wear to work day to day and whether you are attending the party as the company CEO or the spouse of an employee, dressing to impress is always a formula for success! Consider pairing your dress with a festive colored cardigan in reds, greens, or golds..(refrain from overly decorated sweaters with ornaments, lights, and reindeer). Another great addition would be to add a brooch, scarf or bolero and small or medium sized accessories with just the right amount of bling. Black pumps and colorful tights can also add a subtle yet charming touch.

Charity Events- Most charity events are gala or reception style. This means long dresses, lots of bling and stilletoes. Don't fret the lbd still fits the bill, just add large accessories as statement pieces which will provide lots of glitz and glam! Stilletoes with lots of sparkle and shine along with a great heel can dress your lbd while a small clutch, ring, and lots of bracelets can be the finishing touch.

School Events- School plays, recitals, and Christmas programs can take over your life during this time of year. Just as important as the kids understanding their lines is what you will wear to the event. There is nothing worse than being the mom with the christmas sweater that lights up and the earrings to match Pair your dress with a wrap sweater, belt, and boots or wear it patterned tights, heels, and a chunky statement necklace. 

Dinner Parties- Last but not least there are generally a lot of dinner parties around this time of year. These parties may be held at home or out at a restaurant. For parties held at restaurants this maybe a great time to dress up just a little more than casual. Pair your lbd with a capelet or poncho style wrap and boots to get this season's latest look. Not only will you look pulled together but it will give that lbd just the boost it needs to go from boring to breathtaking. 

These are all some great ways to make that little black dress work in your favor during the holiday season. This is a great way to stretch your dollar and get the most use out of your dress which is generally important to most moms around this time of year. For the next couple of weeks you will no longer have to fret about party invitations you receive because you already know what you will wear! Now comes the hard part, fitting in the same dress while drinking hot coco and eating chocolate chip cookies...then again maybe that is just for me! 

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