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23 Ways To Glam Up Your Little Black Dress

If you’re planning to wear that trusty LBD on New Year’s Eve, you’re going to have to add a little sparkle. Time to get out the Bedazzler.

1. Embellish your shoes with crystals.

Get the full tutorial here.

2. Make your own glittery shoe clips.

Get the directions here.

3. Cut out the back.

You’ll need some actual sewing skills to make this.

4. Recycle a gold necklace by sewing it to the neckline of your LBD.

Here’s a good DIY.

5. Put a sparkly ethereal accessory in your hair.

Get the directions for this Rodarte-inspired hair barrette here.

6. If your dress has a collar, add collar clips.

You can usually find them on Etsy, or make your own.

Collar clips tutorial from Refinery 29.

7. If your dress doesn’t have a collar, put one on.

Learn how to make a beaded one here. Romwe also has some.

9. Add a bow belt.

Click through for the directions on how to make this.

This embellished belt is from Club Monaco.

10. Or add a glitter belt.

Did your LBD come with belt loops and an LBB (Little Black Belt)? Replace it with this DIY glitter cincher.

11. Embellish the ankle straps of your shoes.

Get the tutorial here.

12. Wear a statement necklace.

The gaudier, the better. This one is $25.

13. Get yourself some sparkly tights.

Learn how to make DIY glitter tights here.

14. Sew a sequin trim to a collarless jacket.

15. Add rope and tassels to the straps of your dress.

16. Add iron-on rhinestones to the waist.

17. Take an old sequined shirt or scarf you don’t want, and use the fabric to embellish the sleeves.

18. Wear a glittery crown headband.

New Year’s Eve is probably the only time of year you can get away with actually wearing this.

19. Turn your wedge boots into DISCO wedge boots.

20. Add a masquerade mask.

Learn how to make this here.

21. Wear a rhinestone cuff.

Learn how to make this here.

Here’s a tutorial for a lucite cuff.

22. Embellish the hem with a ribbon.

Try a velveteen, satin, or metallic ribbon.

23. Make a totally glam glitter clutch bag.

Get the tutorial here.

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