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Keep your bun sorta loose so you don't look too "done."
Choose shoes that echo the details of your dress without being too matchy-matchy.
Neutral accessories would work, too, but they're way less exciting.
Pair wide stripes with ladylike pearls for a look that's very Hitchcock heroine.
Embrace the '60s secretary thing with a pencil dress and a pair of seamed tights.
Invest in a good belt and you can make pretty much any sweater dress party-ready.
A McQueen-y looking minaudiere adds polish to a simple black dress.
To stand apart from the pack of sequin dresses, cinch yours with a ladylike bow belt.
With a giant peplum or oversize bow as a focal point, all you really need is a good, strong lipstick.
Accessorize a leather dress with something a little more country club prim, like houndstooth.
Headbands work so well with the schoolgirl vibe of a drop waist jumper.
With your shortest, swingiest dresses, wear metallic brogues instead of super-high stilettos.
Anything romantic or '20s-inspired looks great with tassel jewelry.
The right shoe can even turn your plaid family-dinner-dress into a party one.