How To: Dress Up Your LBD

Alright ladies let’s be honest, you can’t always buy a new dress every time you’re heading out on the town. Whether it’s a budgetary issue, a lack of closest space, or because you just can’t find what you’re looking for, sometimes you have to reach for your tried and true LBD and go from there.

In those situations, statement accessories are your best friend! A pair of statement heels or a bold clutch is a great way to update your favourite LBD and will make you feel like you’re wearing something more exciting than a basic black dress (not that there’s anything wrong with a LBD).

Here are some of our ‘Girl in Focus’ Jamie Dunlop Khau’s top statement accessories picks, all available at Coquitlam Centre.

Statement Heels

Statement heels are a great way to add a little sparkle to your look without going totally full-on. Select an ankle boot as opposed to a pump to add some 'edge' to your look - plus these are great post-holiday with jeans.

Roxy Earle Statement Heel Boot available at Le Chateau $110*; Faux Leather Clutch available at Le Chateau $49.95*; Earrings available at H&M $9.99*.

Statement Clutch

A statement clutch, whether it's bejewelled or boldly coloured, pulls the eye away from your LBD (again not that there's anything wrong with your LBD).

Statement Clutch available at Town Shoes $69.99*; Roxy Carle Pumps available at Le Chateau $90*.

Statement Earrings

Long statement earrings help to elongate your neck and draw the eye to your face - and who doesn't want that?

Design Lab by Lord & Taylor Statement Earrings available at Hudson's Bay $22*; Shoulder Bag available at H&M $29.99*; T-Strap Block Heel Sandals available at Le Chateau $79.95*.

Statement Necklace

Much like a statement earring, a statement necklace draws the eye to your face but then it draws it down to your decolletage...When adding a statement necklace to your LBD, ensure that it follows the neckline of the dress especially if you're looking to top a higher-necked dress.

Statement Necklace available at Le Chateau $35*; Shoulder Bag available at Le Chateau $59.95*; Treycey Patent Pumps available at Aldo $85*.

Statement Bracelets

Looking for something a little different? Try an armful of bracelets. Make sure to pair them with a top handle handbag or a clutch as opposed to a shoulder bag.

Pearl Bracelet available at RW&CO. $29.00*; Gold Chain Bracelet available at H&H $12.99*; Gold Cuff available at H&M $6.99*; Top Handle Bag available at Le Chateau $59.95*; Lord & Taylor Mules available at Hudson's Bay $89*.

LBD

This LBD from Dynamite features peek-a-boo cutouts, crossed spaghetti straps and a slim silhouette and is a perfect blank slate for styling.

Black dress available at Dynamite $39.95*.

How do you style your LBD?

*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change. Please see stores for details.