A little black dress can always be counted on to deliver a best-dressed look with hardly any extra effort. But for the holidays, making a LBD stand out in a sea of sparkle can be tricky, so we turned to the A-list set to show us how to shine like a star.
1. Gigi Hadid
The super of the moment nailed the badass, tough girl look by pairing her LBD with thigh-high boots and a leather jacket.
2. Tessa Thompson
The Creed starlet goes for broke in an unexpected, leather and tulle creation. Don’t be afraid to mix contrasting fabrics—it can yield a fabulous affect.
3. Zoe Saldana
Trade micro-minis and deep plunges for the off-the-shoulder trend, which is one of the newest ways to show skin.
4. Alexa Chung
The ‘70s movement isn’t going anywhere; so take that look to your next party with a midi style with boots.
5. Kate Winslet
As Winslet demonstrates, you can never go wrong with a fit and flare mini dress. Wear with pumps for the ultimate classic look.
6. Kiernan Shipka
The Mad Men actress marries mod and prep with a collared, long sleeve style with flecks of white. This is perfect for you next office soiree.
7. Jennifer Lawrence
Lawrence marries seasons by injecting strategically placed dark blooms into her sheer, black lace ensemble. A sexy sandal is the perfect accouterment.
8. Emma Stone
Stone aces geometry with a black and white sheath dress that is perfectly modest. For some much needed edge, add a cut-out bootie.
9. Lily James
James indulges her fanciful side in a black, ruffled number that is equal parts sweet and subversive.
10. Camilla Belle
Let’s be honest, we love stripes! Belle’s use of them is perfectly sporty and pretty.
11. Cara Delevingne
The model is totally coquettish in a spaghetti-strap, empire waist mini. Add a choker and bow sandals to mix motifs.
12. Gwen Stefani
Though largely considered a summer fabric, there is something ultra-sexy about black lace. Stefani continues the vibe head to toe with fishnet tights and two-toned pumps.