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5 Non-Boring Ways to Style Your Little Black Dress

Your trusty LBD is timeless for a reason.
5 Non-Boring Ways to Style Your Little Black Dress
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Your trusty LBD is timeless for a reason.

The little black dress is timeless for a reason—it goes with everything, you can wear it anywhere, and it never goes out of style. Still, we certainly won't blame you if you start to feel that your go-to frock is becoming a little boring. Before you buy anything new, know that there are ways to keep the LBD fresh: just ask your favorite ultra-chic street style stars! You just need a quick, easy layering masterclass, that's all.


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Topshop Micro-pleated midi dress, P2295, SM Mega Fashion Hall

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Marc Jacobs Cropped button-down top, P19450, Greenbelt 5; Uniqlo Smart Ankle Length Pants, P1490, SM Aura

Margaret Zhang, a.k.a. the kween of Masterful Layering, styles her LBD under a cropped white button-down and over a pair of checked trousers. Now this is how you get the most out of your clothes!

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Miss Selfridge Denim miniskirt, P1799, SM Aura; Mango Ankle-strap midi pumps, P2995, PowerPlant Mall

We absolutely looove playing with lengths. The perfect opportunity: throw a high-waisted cutoff denim mini over your staple dress, then step out in ladylike low-heeled pumps. 

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BCBG Max Azria Button-front pinafore, Shangri-la Plaza East Wing; Zara Corset belt, P995, Greenbelt 5

Make like Linda Tol and layer a partly-unbuttoned pinafore dress over your LBD. Cinch with a lace-up corset belt—so Prada Fall-Winter 2016!

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Mango Pleated midi skirt, P2995, PowerPlant Mall; H&M Flat knotted mules, P3990, SM Mega Fashion Hall

Tossing a white pleated midi underneath your black dress creates texture, contrast, and a sweet little ruffle-hem detail we can't resist. Pair with blush-hued knotted slides for boudoir ballerina chic!

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Bershka Zippered slip-on sneakers, P1790, SM Aura; Zara Sheer floral top, P1995, Greenbelt 5


Layering a high-necked top under a dress has definitely been done before, so up your details by choosing a sheer, flare-sleeved, floral version that's sure to turn heads. Feeling a bit too granny-esque? Zippered sneaks equal street-style cool.