The little black dress (or ‘LBD’ for short!) has been around for as long as needles, fabric and thread. It also likely isn’t going anywhere any time soon. Regardless of the dress code of an event, a little black dress brings with it a sense of class and put-togetherness. In most cases it’s a safe option, a sure bet that you’re not going to look like a disaster (as if that’s possible)! It’s a winning number when you’re seeking something foolproof, but glamorous. Chances are, you won’t be under or overdressed for an event in your little black dress. It can be your saving grace from those dreaded “I have nothing to wear” moments.
It’s a wardrobe staple. Far from boring, an absolute must in every woman’s wardrobe; a simple go-to outfit for every occasion. Whether you’re a knee-length, mini or full-length person, there’s always a little black dress option somewhere for you on the market. It can have sleeves or no sleeves. You can dress it up or down. You can turn it serious or sexy with ease. The little black dress can be worn with a jacket and thigh-high boots, or to an evening affair with a pair of brightly-coloured pumps and an eye-catching clutch.
What other dress can you do this much with?
We’ve assembled a list of possible, stunning looks for your every little black dress need!
Keep it simple with this versatile Reign Dress by Pasduchas. This dress is perfect for virtually any event — whether it’s an engagement dinner or a cocktail party with the girls. A dress like this with full-length sleeves, lace detail and a playful mini hemline offers a timeless silhouette that can be dressed up and down with ease. Pair it with statement earrings, a glitter clutch and a pair of matching black heels. Keep your look styled with minimal makeup and a nude lip – something that won’t overpower the dress while keeping your look stunning!
For something more playful, try our Ponti Suppa Club Dress by Wheels & Dollbaby. With a gorgeous, knee-length hemline and bodycon fit that provides a sexy v-neckline, this gorgeous little black dress is the perfect choice for a date night out with someone special. Vamp it up with a bold red lip. Draw the gaze to the décolletage with fine jewellery with a clutch to match for a touch of that famed glamour. Opt for some nude or black heels to tie the ensemble effortlessly together. Tie your hair back to bring attention to the shoulder-ties of the dress. A dress like this is perfect for that classic, glamour look.
If you want to keep it simple, try the Remind Dress by Sandro. This little black dress is the perfect choice for an ensemble that can look flattering on any and every body type. With a mini-hemline, a sleeveless cut and a classic crew neckline, this dress is the perfect choice for a glamorous yet minimalist look. Pair it with matching flats or sandals and let your hair down. Add some earrings and a nude lip, coordinating with a small over-the-shoulder bag and you’re ready to go! Make your mark without going the full nine yards in a little black dress like this one!
The little black dress doesn’t have to be plain jane. It can come in many different shapes and fits. The Wild Heart Dress by Thurley is a perfect example! Embellished with gorgeous, gunmetal-silver sequins and edgy cut-outs, this midi-length dress is everything we love about Thurley and more. A dress like this doesn’t require much addition to make it pop so keep your accessories understated and as minimal as possible! Go for a simple pair of black heels and a matching pod clutch with a bold red lip and smoky eye for a sexy, and dramatic look!
Who said a little black dress had to strictly be a dress? The Ministry of Style provides us a perfect example of the many ways this trend can be worn with their Roamer Playsuit. Full-length lace sleeves, a deep v-neckline and intricate lace detail paired on a mini hemline provide a twist to the familiar little black dress we know and love. A look like this is versatile and easy to wear to a number of events. Style yours up for a cocktail party or a dinner out with the girls. Go for some suede heels and a matching nude clutch with a pair of statement earrings. Let your hair down and go for a gorgeous blush-lip.
The Frilling Around Flare Midi dress by Grace & Hart is the perfect selection for a day out at the races. A dress like this is just waiting to be styled up with a personal touch. Options for accessorising include an eye-catching fascinator, a nude pod clutch,and a pair of matching heels. Make your look bold with a dark lip and smoky eye, but keep things simple. You don’t want to detract too much from the intricacies of the dress itself. This midi-length dress comes with intricate lace, thin spaghetti sleeves and a cinched waist for that timeless, hourglass silhouette we all know and love!
Needlessly indulgent dresses such as the Brandy Black Dress by Elle Zeitoune are the kind of gowns we only get to wear once or twice. Perfect for red carpet events, galas or even award shows, dresses like this are the ones we see in store windows and sigh with longing. This little black dress provides an asymmetrical hemline that can be adapted for a number of looks depending on the occasion. Make a statement with a gorgeous pair of heels or keep it simple with black heels. Add a bold lip and smoky eye with your hair down and accessorise to a minimal to truly complete a breathtaking little black dress!