GRAMMY Glam Squad: The Little Black Dress

(The Recording Academy has formed the GRAMMY Glam Squad, a diverse group of online influencers who will lead the discussion on beauty, fashion and lifestyle during GRAMMY Week in February. The squad will provide exclusive VIP access to select events, including the highly anticipated red carpet for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Stay tuned here for more tips on how to be inspired, be connected and be noticed.)

The LBD, aka Little Black Dress, is sophisticated and classically chic but sometimes that just isn't adventurous enough. Though no wardrobe is quite complete without a LBD, that doesn't mean it has to be boring.

When thinking of how to glam up your favorite LBD, the first thing that comes to mind is bling. Red carpets, parties and photo shoots are not complete without the bling glitterati and their coordinated accessories. I have a huge penchant for bling and find it instantly propels a standard black dress into the glamorous stratosphere!

If bling isn't your thing, then you can opt to add accessories to your hairdo. I have tried everything from flowers to brightly colored fascinators, which were all equally fun.

Here are a few more tips to glam up your LBD:

Jazzy tights: By jazzy I mean funky, patterned colored tights (you name it, they print it). This can be a very daring move, but if executed right it can lead to legendary style status. I am especially fond of pink or purple tights teamed with an LBD.

Lipstick: Lipstick is an LBD's best friend. Go for bright colors that pop for an extra glam effect. Personally, I love bright pink or bright orange. As an added plus, they also make your teeth look whiter!

Bag it: A bold and sexy clutch bag can do wonders to glam up an LBD, especially if teamed with impeccably painted nails.

The LBD as an individual piece is definitely still alive, it's just fun to keep it up-to-date, adventurous and, of course, glamorous!

What are your favorite tips for adding glam to your LBD? Let me know by commenting below. And check back soon for more tips on beauty, fashion and lifestyle from my fellow GRAMMY Glam Squad members, and don't forget to catch all the glitz and glamour yourself by tuning in to the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, live from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 12 on CBS at 8 p.m. ET/PT.


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