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The LBD: Since its inception there have been a handful of songs written about it, hundreds of Pinterest boards dedicated to it, and millions of incarnations that run the gamut, style-wise. Whether you prefer yours playful or practical, every gal's got at least one hanging in her closet. That, and the change in weather, inspired us to hit up some of our favorite local blogging babes to teach us a thing or two about transforming — and upgrading — the classic wardrobe staple.
Rather than splurge on a dream-ticket dress for this season's social happenings, we asked these local ladies to up the LBD ante. With head-turning stilettos and notice-me add-ons, let's just say they not only stepped up to the plate, but hit some solid back-to-back home runs. Memorize these style plays and we guarantee you'll knock it out of the park, too!
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Admit it. At this point, you're watching Downton Abbey more for the property porn than whatever is going on in Lady Mary's bedroom. That staircase, that wainscoting, those gardens... it's almost as exciting as finding a handsome Turkish man in your boudoir.
Of course, you can see all this in the flesh with a visit to read