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A Week of the Little Black Dress

Updated 5:48 PM EST, Wed, Dec 30, 2009

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One Little Black Dress: Five Different Ways

Elle's Creative Director Joe Zee stopped by our studio to offer a modern take on the Little Black Dress -- make that several takes. This versatile wardrobe staple can carry you from day to night...if you know how to accessorize. We took one LBD (shopping info below) and got five looks out of it -- that's a whole workweek of style.

The Little Black Dress: Bebe Brushed Satin Sleeveless Pencil Dress, $119 at Bebe

Look 1: Black Tie

Pair With: H&M Sequined Jacket, $29.95; Banana Republic Beaded Clutch, $130, Noir Cocktail Ring, $60, R.J. Graziano Black Chandelier Earring, $65, Badgley Mischka Ruffle Detail Shoe, $190

Look 2:  Weekend

Pair With: J. Crew Ryder Satchel, $298; J. Crew Crystal Pyramid Neckace, $295, Gap Distressed Denim Jacket, $69.50, Hue Ribbed Gray Tights, $7, Joan David Suede Boots, $379

Look 3 : Girl's Night Out

Pair With: Topshop Faux Fur Cropped Jacket, $170; H&M Studded Clutch, $19.95; Fenton Fallon Bangles, $30-$75, Fenton Fallon Draped Necklace, $245, Noir Cocktail RIng, $75; Guess Strappy Platforms, $99

Look 4: Work

Pair With: Anne Klein Tweed Jacket, $450; Anne Klein Pearl & Gold Necklace, $40; Jimmy Choo for H&M Leather Bag, $299; Maria Sharapova by Cole Haan Air Milano Short Boot, $248

Look 5: Casual Dinner

Pair With: Express Gray Leather Jacket, $118; Express Purple Cardigan, $69.50; R.J. Graziano Choker, $45.00; American Eagle by Payless Black Roxie Large Shopper, $19.99

First Published: Dec 30, 2009 5:47 PM EST

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