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One dress, Five ways

We show you ways to wear the same LBD to different events with a new twist everytime

fashion and trends Updated: May 20, 2012 07:54 IST
Surabhi Chauhan

We show you ways to wear the same LBD to different events with a new twist everytime


A black dress is easy to wear for an official meeting or a corporate job interview. Keep in mind that the dress should not be too distracting — no frills or embellishments, please! Pair with a summer jacket or blazer and a good quality handbag in a matching tone.

Keep accessories simple — a chain necklace, a ring.

Blazer - Rs3,995 from Van Heusen, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.

Heels - Rs3,690 from Zara DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj.

Handbag - Rs 5,795 from Hidesign.

Watch - Rs 6,900 from CK, Johnson Watch Co. Connaught Place.

Necklace - Rs 1,250 from Dang, 24/3 Hauz Khas Village.


Lunch date with family or friends and want to make a memorable impression without spending money on a new sun-dress? Try wearing your black dress with the season’s new accessories. An obi-belt in jute, a designer handbag, or a pair of comfortable wedges and sunglasses will complete the look. Go for brown-tint lenses to add that oomph.

Wedges - Rs 3,990 from Vanilla Moon, Emporio mall, Vasant Kunj.

Tote bag - Rs 11,000 from Ritu Kumar Label, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj.

Obi belt - Rs 990 from Zara, Select Citywalk, Saket.

Necklace and earrings - Rs 1,900 from Dang 24/3 Hauz Khas Village.

Sunglasses - Rs 5,690 from Sunglass Hut, DLF place, Saket.


Didn’t think you could wear your black dress to holiday? Think again. The mix of the form fitting black dress with sporty elements like sneakers, backpack or tote and summer shades is a great way to make a unique fashion statement. Add a watch and hat and the look becomes practical to wear.

Sneakers - Rs 1,999 from Vans, Ambience Mall, Vasant Kunj.

Backpack bag - Rs 7,750 and Hat - Rs 3,000 from Lacoste, South Extn-II.

Wristband - Rs 400 and earrings - Rs 350 from Claire’s DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj.

Watch - Rs 8,350 from Swatch, Select Citywalk, Saket.

Shades - Rs 6,690 from Sunglass Hut.


The most common place to spot LBDs is at events such as a formal get together, art show opening, cocktail and dinner. A good LBD brings elegance and a clean look but also a common feel to it, so pair it with statement accessories such as gold cuffs, silk stole, tribal print clutch bag, bold coloured lipstick and updo to stand out.

Embroidered Wedges - Rs 6,400 and matching clutch bag - Rs 3,200 from Aldo, Select Citywalk, Saket.

Cuff R750, gold bangles - Rs 1,450 and Cocktail ring - Rs 450 from Dang 24/3 Hauz Khas Village.

Silk double tone stole Rs 550 from Ahujasons, South Extn-II.


A black dress can also be fun and flirtatious for a night out. Here we pair the LBD with bold bright accessories like a chunky necklace, embellished sling bag and pop pink heels to get you in the dancing mood. Try a 70s disco hairdo with big curls worn with a glitter head band, and that could be your ticket to the hottest party.

Strappy heels - Rs 7,800 from Aldo, DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj.

Bag - Rs 3,999 from FCUK, Select Citywalk, Saket.

Heart necklace - Rs 2,500 and candy pop bracelet - Rs 2,500 from www.

Headband - Rs 350 from Claire’s DLF Promenade, Vasant Kunj.

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Model: Angelique raina

Makeup: Sonam kapoor

Hair stylist: Arvind sharma

Photos: Raajessh kashyap

Stylist: Surabhi chauhan

It is safe to say that a black dress or LBD (Little Black Dress) has been the most common fashion statement for women while dressing up. It is considered to be a safe option and hence we keep opting for our favourite LBD when going for an evening event.

It would be a waste to let go of a good dress by just keeping it for a few events. So we suggest ways to wear the same dress in different ways by pairing it with this season’s latest accessories which are very much available in the city.