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It seems simple enough: wearing a timeless black dress. You can accessorize it with kind of anything. But because black dresses are so ubiquitous, we're looking to shake things up. Here, five new ideas to add oomph to your LBDs.

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With a Moto Jacket and Brogues

There's nothing the moto jacket can't do—especially when it comes to toughening up a sweet lace dress. But don't automatically grab your buckled boots. A pointed brogue makes a more modern statement.

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With a Brown Shawl and Gold Accents

Color rules are for grandmas. Today, you can (and should) pair black with brown. Just look at how effortless this knit shawl drapes over a tube dress. Then keep the color family warm with some gold jewelry.

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With a White Blouse and Knee-High Boots

It's not always what's on top that matters. Sometimes you can sneak a layer underneath. Treat your sturdy knit dresses like jumpers and wear them over silky white blouses. Tall boots finish off the schoolgirl-chic look.

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With a Tennis Sweater and Sneakers

What up, weekend? Your LBD can also be your brunch go-to when paired with a sporty sweater and sneaks. If you're worried about it looking too costumey, stick with a palette of simple black and white.

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With Brown Over-the-Knee Boots

Maybe you've bought them and you don't know how to wear them. Maybe you haven't quite pulled the trigger on purchasing them. But over-the-knee boots are huge right now. Make them the star of the show by pairing with a simple black dress. (Baby bump optional.)

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