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Like most women, a little black dress is probably your go-to piece when you're getting ready for a night out or when you're prepping for a dressy-ish occasion with absolutely no idea what to wear. Throwing on a pair of heels is simple, but when you venture into boots-territory, your mind may reject this noble idea. An LBD and boots? Yes! Take a stroll through inspiring boot ideas -- a new way to accessorize your dress makes it that much more versatile.
When you're looking for that extra kick to your outfit and pumps just won't cut it, opt for a pair of ankle boots. You know, the kind that hit just under your ankle and are occasionally referred to as shooties -- a shoe-plus-bootie hybrid. Let's say you're rocking a cap-sleeve little black dress with a deep-V neckline and a mini-skirt hemline. Pull on a pair of sheer black tights and step into super-saturated black, stiletto-heel ankle boots. So chic.
Just because your LBD says super-feminine-look doesn't mean you have to push the girlie factor -- you may want to reach for the opposite end of the spectrum to achieve a rough-and-tumble vibe. Envision a strapless, body-hugging LBD with a ruffled hem. Slide on a pair of nude fishnet tights and step into moto-style boots. Think black or dark gray leather, mid-calf boots with buckle detailing and a chunky heel. Swipe on some hot pink lip gloss for a punk-meets-feminine touch.
Wearing a little black dress does not mean you have to bare a lot of skin -- you can still pull off sexy with minimal coverage. Really. Start with a three-quarter-sleeve dress with a scooped neckline and flounced skirt that falls a bit above your knees. Pull on black opaque tights and you're almost done. Pop your feet into leather high-heel booties -- the kind with a shaft a couple inches above your ankles -- in a vibrant hue such as purple or cobalt blue.
If you're the type of girl who loves a fashion-forward look, a pair of knee-high boots is not smoldering enough for the likes of you. Imagine you're decked out in a satin flapper-style LBD with a hemline a few inches above your knees. Your most stunning bet -- a pair of high-heel over-the-knee boots. Opt for black matte leather, patent leather or suede -- whichever suits your fancy. That extra stretch of leather knocks your ensemble up to va-va-voom status.