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Celebrity-Approved Ways to Breathe Some New Life Into Your LBD

For an instant mood-booster, slip into something a little more glam

While you’re likely très familiar with the little black dress (LBD), it probably doesn’t feel like that these days. Like most of the world, you’ve probably traded in your statement dresses and Insta-worthy lewks for sweatsuits and PJs. Look: It is what it is. BUT, fear not for your once-adventurous self—because there are still tons of ways to inject some fun into your everyday ’fits. Here are some celeb-inspired at-home lewks that you can recreate for remote date nights, Zoom birthday parties or random weeknight photoshoots. Go ahead and dust off your fave LBD, or use this as an opportunity to find a new one….

The most valuable layer

If there’s anything we’ve learned over the last year, it’s that the right layers can make any ’fit look brand-new. (Hands up if you were also a chronic outfit-repeater on Zoom this past year!) Singer Jhene Aiko proves our point with the above look, pairing a leopard print blouse with this *red-hot* babydoll dress. Spice up a sleeveless LBD by layering with a top or blouse of your choice…for style AND warmth.

This coat is the GOAT

Another one that’s perfect for colder temps (and cuddle season), teddy coats truly are the greatest fashion invention of all time, and Ashley Graham has reminded us that. Paired here with a black bandage mini dress, you can practically feel how comfy she must be in it! Whether you’re travelling to distance-visit with someone in your bubble, or wanna be extra cozy from the couch, this look is the one. Swap Ashley’s kitten heels out for fluffy boot slippers and you’ve got yourself a winner.

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Accessorize, baby!

There’s nothing like a bold, bright headband with a simple black dress. Exhibit A: Bridgerton’s Nicola Coughlan looking as glowy as ever. Boxy shift dresses are particularly perfect for wearing at home because they’re obvs comfy AF and can easily be dressed up or down. This winter, make like Lady Featherington and glam up your coolest black dresses with some statement hair accessories and a shimmery makeup look.

The knit is it

Don’t start ditching your fave knits for your LBDs, now! While you might want to dress up to feel good in a form-fitting LBD this winter, comfort will almost always end up being the motive. Especially when you’re at home. Listen, ain’t no shame in throwing a cute knit cardi over your ’fit like Dua Lipa does above! It even looks chic with the right styling. Pro-tip: Keep a cute knit within arms’ reach at all times no matter what you’re wearing.

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All about the boots

Talk about upping the heat with a shirt-dress and boots combo! Kourtney Kardashian is definitely serving a case of business on the top (for work calls) and party on the bottom (for after-work Zoom drinks, ofc) with this fiery ensemble. And the best part about this one? It’s super easy to recreate. Just pair a shift or shirt dress with tall boots of your choice. Or better yet, go for thigh-high socks ’cause these days we’re all about equal parts gorge and comfy.

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