The Little Black Dress (or LBD for short) is not only seductive, it’s timeless and completely versatile. Whether you’re wearing it on a date night, to the office or for a girl’s night out, the perfect LBD is the perfect staple piece in every wardrobe.
Read on to find out how to wear a little black dress and styling tips.
With a pair of tights
A simple pair of black tights can elevate a LBD from a dress to an elegant streamlined look. Not only will tights accentuate your legs but it can easily transform your outfit into a sophisticated ensemble.
A pair of tights also means you can wear your little black dress all year round and not just in the warmer months. Whilst black tights would be the go-to choice for a monochromatic moment, don’t be afraid to experiment with reds, pinks and patterns.
With a chunky belt
Whilst stockings can dress up a little black dress, sometimes your LBD might be too dressy for where you’re going. Adding a chunky, loose belt can ‘dress down’ your LBD moment in a very chic way.
Similarly, if your LBD is lacking in shape, you can add a fitted belt to cinch in your waist.
With a slinky scarf
If your neck area is bare and you don’t want to wear a necklace, another way to transform your LBD into a fully-blown sophisticated moment is to add a slinky, skinny scarf – preferably in chiffon. Not only does this fill out the outfit, it’s also ultra elegant.
The scarf preferably should be paired with a strapless dress or a dress with a low neckline.
With a vampy lip colour
Styling your little black dress doesn’t stop at clothing and accessories, your makeup can make a big difference too.
You can take a leaf out of Posh Spice’s style book and pair your LBD with a vampy ‘90s lip colour. Or if you’re going for a more ‘old Hollywood glamour’ moment, pair it with an eye-catching red lip colour.
With a fabulous handbag
Who said the LBD had to be the star of the show? The beauty about a little black dress is that it can be the moment if you want it to be, but it can also take a backseat to another fabulous aspect of the outfit.
A black dress is a blank canvas for a fantastic, colourful handbag to steal the limelight. For example, Fran Fine’s red Moschino heart shaped bag was the perfect complement to her little black dress.
With a pair of gloves
It doesn’t need to be a black tie event to break out the gloves. Chiffon, velvet, cotton – a pair of gloves can add a touch of glamour and sophistication to your ensemble.
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How to shop a LBD
Now you know how to style a Little Black Dress, it’s time to shop the perfect piece. Here’s some of our favourite picks.