Never underestimate the power of a LBD. Leighton Meester, the face of Herbal Essence, stepped out for a promotional appearance in Madrid and proved that a LBD is anything but boring. Opting for a black Versus dress, a departure from her usual edgy ensembles, the Gossip Girl star expertly displayed how to turn a simplistic noir number into a sumptuous look. While the velvety pleated frock was a plush mix of dimension and texture, it was all the little extras that made this look sizzle. Always sporting the latest fancy footwear, the starlet expertly paired the ladylike silhouette with a pair of peacock-hued metallic Pierre Hardy soles. A fierce cocktail ring, neon nails and a head of luscious locks—not surprising considering she models her mane for the brand—were the perfect finishing touches. If this doesn’t inspire you to step out of your holiday party style rut and spice up the LBD in your closet than we don’t know what will.