A bib necklace or a statement piece is a great way to add an element of zing to your LBD look. Go for chunky accessories - tribal necklaces with colourful beads work well for the trendy fashionista while heavily embellished metallic necklaces work perfectly well for cocktail dinners. Go for bold but cut down on the Christmas tree look - over-accessorising is a no-no!Get it: Turquoise Tribal Necklace, Riddhika Jesrani at Pret-Amoda.com, 9,500 INR
If you’re feeling a little Grace Kelly, then opt for a beautiful set of pearls. If you're looking to add some drama to your outfit, then you must opt for multi-strand pearl necklaces. But if you're looking to keep it simple, just go in for pearl studs. Always chic and classy - just borrow that simple pearl string and a pair of dangly earrings from your mother's jewellery box, they'll lend an air of elegance and sophistication to your look.Get it: Pearl Necklace, Anmol Jewellers, Price on request
Bling BagFor a little glitz and glamour, complete your look with a sparkly bag. A jeweled piece of arm candy will be all you need to shine through and create a show-stopping look. We'll say the trick is to choose the right chain-link clutch bag - long, shiny and always on your side. Pick geometric shapes for maximum effect - a square, a rectangle or a Judith-Leiber-ish fun shape like a cupcake.Get it: Jewelled Party Box Clutch, Zara, 3,990 INR
Put your party shoes on and make sure they're sky-high to match your attitude. A pair of metallic stilettos is just what you need to strut in disco style. Go for T-straps or plain peep-toes so you can waltz around the room in style. Metallic strappy heels go well with black dresses - go for gold, copper or silver to accentuate your look. A little bling and some Swarovski will only add more to the look.Get it: Mary Jane Peep Toes, Nine West, 4,990 INR
A fierce bangle is all you need to give your look that much needed dose of fabulous. Stack them up with a chunky watch to add more drama to your LBD. If you're into fine jewellery, opt for a bangle studded with precious or semi-precious stones to perfect that classy cocktail look. Avant-garde designs in geometric shapes and beautifully-crafted animal-shaped jewellery are this season's best bets.Get it: Panther Bangle, Mawi, 54,000 INR (approx)
Cocktail rings are just the right after-thought you need while creating a classic LBD look. Bring in boho-chic elements to your look with an ethnic bright-coloured stone ring. If you're into minimalism but are looking to add just the right amount of opulence - go with a diamond cluster ring. Going for a quiet evening dinner with your parents, just try jadau and polki additions for that Indian touch.Get it: Stunner Gold Ring by Zariin at Pernia's Pop-Up Shop, 3,200 INR
Invest in a classic timepiece to go with every mood and occasion. A timeless watch will give your LBD an elegant touch while keeping you well on time. Big, bold and chunky watches are the trend du jour. Ceramic-strapped watches keep your entire look uber casual. Blindingly beautiful gold watches say "I'm ready to rock" while embellished contraptions add a filmy touch. Choose mother of pearl dials for simplicity and pave set diamonds for intensity.Get it: Formula 1 Lady Steel and Ceramic Pavée, Tag Heuer, 2,25,000 INR
Embellished Hair Bands
If there’s one thing Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf taught us well - it’s how to wear a hair band like it's a power tool. Sequinned, beaded and embellished, they transform your look from drab to fab in minutes. Anything and everything around you can be added to your hair band for that covetable look - feathers, beads, black net, semi-precious stones and big baubles. Fascinators also work well for this look - but only if you're looking to attract some royalty.Get it: Swarovski Embellished Head Band 26d, Deepa Gurnani at Bungalow 8, 6,400 INR
Raid grandma’s closet and dig out her hidden treasures. You are bound to find a vintage brooch with an interesting story to tell. Chanel and YSL came out with some pretty georgeous designs in the 80s so snag some great finds on eBay and Etsy. If you're looking to add a contemporary touch, go for ones that have feathers or add some precious stones to your old brooch.
Get it: Vintage Octagon Logo Brooch, Chanel at ASOS, 42,000 INR (approx)
Channel your Breakfast at Tiffany’s inspired style with a pair of retro oversized sunglasses. A perfect look for high tea with girlfriends or a day at the Derby. Retro cat-eyed glasses work wonders on a classic LBD while embellished sunnies add an air of sophistication to your look. If you're looking to stay casual, opt for wayfarers or aviators. Bright-coloured sunglasses give out a fun vibe to your outfit, so try on some neon frames.Get it: Oversized Cat Eye Sunglasses, Stella McCartney at Shop Bop, 12,000 INR (approx)
An LBD will never let a woman down! When in doubt, slip into your sexiest black classic to feel like a million bucks. Often described as iconic, classic and timeless, every fashion-conscious woman knows it’s a wardrobe must-have that has stood the test of time and has emerged victorious every fashion week. But how does one accessorise it? What should one add to a timeless classic to make it look super trendy? STRUT120 gives you the lowdown on your favourite LBD and tells you how to add the right twist with a few key accessories.