How To Layer Your LBDs This Winter

If your little black dress is the MVP of your wardrobe, why bench it for an entire season? If you think LBDs don't quite cover your winter wardrobe needs, read on—we've styled three looks that you can wear outdoors without fearing hypothermia. Promise, our easy (but still chic!) layering tricks will keep your wardrobe favorites in heavy rotation all season long. The versatility you loved about your LBD in spring and summer is still alive and well, and so ready to take you out on a power dinner, to a party, or, of course, a sexy date. Here's how to make sure your little black dress has your back–always.
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Layering up a strapless LBD adds instant sophistication. This look works well if you're having a desk-to-drinks-to-power-dinner sort of marathon day. Impress a client and snag some boss brownie points, all while giving one of your prized LBDs a little unexpected action.
Strapless Dress, $79.90, available at Zara. Boyfriend Blazer, $130, available at Topshop. Shimmery Tight, $14, available at Urban Outfitters. 525 America Infinity Scarf, $158, available at Bloomingdales. Square Deco Ring, $30, available at Topshop. Fabio Rusconi Olivia-S shoe, $189.90 (originally $265), available at Lori's Shoes.
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The words "glam" and "layering" don't often appear in the same sentence (or outfit!), but we're challenging that. If you're looking to glam up a simple LBD for a special night, don't forget that everything counts. Your leg-wear and shoes offer just as much opportunity to sparkle as your accessories–just keep your glitz in moderation and the look will stay chic.
Open Back Bodycon Dress, $58.94, available at Miss Selfridge. Steve Madden Banngg Platform Boot, $229.95, available at Nordstrom. Tinsel Drape Batwing Coat, $136, available at Topshop. Lurex Chevron Tights, $14, available at Urban Outfitters. Borbonese cuff, $190, available at Luisavaroma.
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You've always trusted your LBDs on date night, but once the temperature hits, well... winter, they might start to betray you. Fortify them with a few winter-worthy extras, and you'll be flirt-ready once again. A bright blazer is one of our favorite ways to keep a layered LBD outfit from looking too one-note. What are some of your favorite layering tricks?
Sleeveless Skater Dress, $95, available at Topshop. ASOS PETITE Exclusive Cropped Blazer, $80.87, available at ASOS. House of Harlow 1960 Orlina Clutch, $255, available at Shopbop. Gucci' Suede platform pumps, $770, available at Net-A-Porter. Black Spot Wool Tights, $24, available at Topshop.
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