The secret to styling a Little Black Dress

How to wear the wardrobe style all year round and at any occasion.

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.

SHOP: High Heel Jungle Mercury Tights


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.

SHOP: Rubi Way Out West Buckle Belt


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. 

SHOP: Black Pepper Classic Chiffon Scarf


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.

SHOP: Revlon Super Lustrous™ Glass Shine Lipstick Black Cherry


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.

SHOP: Sportsgirl Heart-Shaped Crossbody


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.

SHOP: Dents Satin Opera Gloves

Princess Diana little black dress

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.

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