How to Get the Most Out of Your LBD!

Sue Castellino , 02 Feb 2011
LBD
LBD

Vogue_Blogger_Badges_1-1There is a preconceived notion about fashion and its people. It’s sometimes looked upon as frivolous, vain, jaded, and cold-hearted and I’ve heard it a few times – Bitchy. That’s why, whenever there is a ‘fashion for a cause’ story to be told, I like to spread it around. Once such story is The Uniform Project. It was started in 2009 by Sheena Matheiken. She decided to wear the same Little Black Dress for a whole year to raise funds for Akanksha (NGO that helps in the education of underprivileged children). I know I could never go a whole year, so it got me thinking of ways to really make the most of your LBD. I’ve put together some simple layering collages, tricks I’ve learnt from my few years in fashion.

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Uniform Project Sheena Matheiken
Uniform Project Sheena Matheiken

1. Accessorize!

Make the focus of your outfit the accessories. Team up your LBD with big chunky bangles or a statement neck piece. I would say to go all out and do all your accessories together, but make sure they have similarities, like colour or design.

Accesorize
Accesorize

2. Layer with a Blouse

Highlight your upper half in your LBD, with interesting tops/blouses/t-shirts/corsets. The trick to this layering technique is to keep everything else black. Thus giving importance to the blouse or t-shirt that you’re wearing. The LBD in this case acts like a skirt.

Layer with a Blouse
Layer with a Blouse

3. Layering with Pants

This is sometime a little tricky to do, depending on what type of LBD you have. If you have a slim one, it’s easy to tuck into high waist pants. If you have one that has volume, wear slim jeans or trousers underneath. I personally like to keep this look casual, and team it up with an interesting scarf and funky heels.

Layer with Pants
Layer with Pants
BTW! The Uniform Project is still on even today, so make a donation. Or better yet, ask Akanksha how you can help!

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