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.

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2. Make your own glittery shoe clips.

Get the directions here.

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3. Cut out the back.

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

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

Here’s a good DIY.

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5. Put a sparkly ethereal accessory in your hair.

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

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Learn how to make this headpiece here.

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

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

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Collar clips tutorial from Refinery 29.

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

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

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8. Wear fancy gloves.

From PS I Made This.

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9. Add a bow belt.

Click through for the directions on how to make this.

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This embellished belt is from Club Monaco.

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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.

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11. Embellish the ankle straps of your shoes.

Get the tutorial here.

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12. Wear a statement necklace.

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

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13. Get yourself some sparkly tights.

Learn how to make DIY glitter tights here.

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14. Sew a sequin trim to a collarless jacket.

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

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16. Add iron-on rhinestones to the waist.

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

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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.

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19. Turn your wedge boots into DISCO wedge boots.

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20. Add a masquerade mask.

Learn how to make this here.

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21. Wear a rhinestone cuff.

Learn how to make this here.

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Here’s a tutorial for a lucite cuff.

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22. Embellish the hem with a ribbon.

Try a velveteen, satin, or metallic ribbon.

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23. Make a totally glam glitter clutch bag.

Get the tutorial here.

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