I don't normally go gaga over black frocks, but add some oversized bows and it instantaneously takes it from drab to darling. This Blumarine Sleeveless Dress with Twisted Straps, $1,145, is not your average LBD and it's all thanks to those two bows perched on the thin twisted straps. They demand all the attention and rightfully so. I also adore the pleated bodice and the beaded velvet accents.

I can see myself wearing this pre-Fall piece to a chi-chi cocktail soiree. I would pair it with a hot pair of silver peep-toe pumps and let the bows be the only other accessory. Even the shiniest bling wouldn't be able to handle the competition!