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5 Accessories to take your LBD from day to night

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Must-have accessories for a night out

Every woman should have a little black dress that's perfect for multiple occasions -- from office meetings to cocktail parties and everything in between. To take your LBD from day to night, you just need to add a little glamor and glitz with the right accessories.

Little black dress accessories

1. Necklace (Coldwater Creek, $30), 2. Clutch (Overstock, $32), 3. Heels (ASOS, $93),
4. Barrette (Nordstrom, $38), 5. Gloves (Buy.com, $20)

1Statement necklace

Start with jewelry, particularly a necklace. A pearl necklace is classic, sophisticated and understated. For some real glam, add a statement necklace in a bold color.

Jewelry doesn't have to be expensive to be beautiful. Fashion or costume jewelry is affordable and impressive. Look for a necklace with faux stones in bright colors such as turquoise or coral, which offer a nice contrast to your LBD.

2Beaded clutch

No evening outfit is complete without the right handbag. Don't go too small: A bag that can't hold more than a lipstick is useless. Your evening clutch should be big enough to carry a small wallet, your compact and a few other essentials. A metallic bag -- or a black bag embellished with crystals or beads -- is a fabulous choice for evening.

3Strappy heels

Traditional black pumps are well-suited for the office, but when you head out on the town, turn up the heat with sexy footwear. Try sandals with delicate straps and sky-high heels or peeptoe slingbacks. Sultry over-the-knee boots will get you noticed as well.

4Hair accessories

Add some glitz to your hair with beaded or crystal-encrusted headbands, combs and barrettes. In cool weather, a headwrap sizzles while keeping you warm.

5Evening gloves

Go Old-Hollywood glam with a pair of elbow-length evening gloves. If you aren't comfortable wearing gloves, though, don't. You have to be confident and comfortable in your gloves to wear them with elegance and style.

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