Four ways to rock your little black dress

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From Coco Chanel in the '20s to Posh Spice in the '90s, the Little Black Dress (LBD) is probably the most iconic fashion item in the world. Every woman owns one, and if you don't, you're really missing out because you should really invest in one.

The LBD is a timeless closet staple that can be styled up or dressed down. In the words of German Fashion Designer and Creative Director of Chanel and Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, "one is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a Little Black Dress'". Proving that the LBD is perfect for any occasion, here are four different looks for four different occasions and four different ways to rock your LBD.

lbd0102"Chanel’s little black dress" (CC BY 2.0) by torbakhopper

Cocktails with friends

Off to the bar with your girls? It's time to dress up your LBD for a casual but stylish look. Grab a pair of sexy stilettos or a pair of heeled ankle boots, and a mini bag that has just enough room for your phone, lipstick, and a bit of cash. Try a sleek, low ponytail with a smokey eye and a nude lipstick. To complete this look, throw on a leather jacket for when the temperature cools down and you're dashing for your Uber.

Get yourself in the mood by mixing your own cocktails at home before you head out to the bar. Martini, anyone?

Night at the Casino

A night out at the casino is a luxurious affair, and you'll want an outfit to match. Pair your LBD with simple, classy heels (you can't go wrong with plain black), and a minimal clutch. Keep your makeup subtle but go for a killer red lip. Channel your inner Bond girl and find yourself on Pinterest to discover a tutorial for a glamorous updo that will show off your dazzling statement necklace.

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First Date

So you've been asked out on a first date. Dress down your LBD with a pair of ballet flats (another closet staple) and a cute cardigan. A tousled, curly hair-do will give off that I-woke-up-like-this vibe, and simple, natural looking makeup with a winged eyeliner will add a hint of sass.

If you're feeling a little flustered, brush up on some conversation starters before you head out.

Club Night

It's club night - time to up the glam! Pair your LBD with a pair of heels that make you feel completely fabulous (don't forget you will be on your feet all night, so maybe slip a pair of flats into your bag for later). Grab a bold necklace, the glitzier the better, and perhaps some sparkly rings and bracelets to match. When it comes to your makeup, stray from the norm; try something a bit different. If you're feeling a little daring, glitter lips will truly steal the show.

While you're getting ready, stick on a playlist of your favourite club anthems to get you in the dancing mood.