Owning the “Little Black Dress” and making it your go-to style is commonplace by now. It is arguably the most crucial article of clothing a woman can own. It's versatile and, depending on its fabric, season-less. The little black dress comes in many styles—cap sleeves, one shoulder, spaghetti straps, long sleeves, short sleeves, strapless. What is fresh and limitless is new ways to wear it, with a bit of imagination and experimentation, it can be worn in different ways, providing you endless options for dressing each frock up or down and real value for your money.
With a few key pieces in your closet and your signature style, finding the right way to wear your LBD for any occasion is a snap. Here are 16 cool ways to take your LBD beyond basic.
Audrey Hepburn Style: Audrey Hepburn rocked the LBD with layers of pearls in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. Be inspired by this classic beauty, pair your LBD with a fabulous set of pearls. This is perfect for any fancy occasion including formals or fancy dinners.
Casual Spin: Going out to lunch or just hang in the evening with your friends, put a casual spin on your LBD by dressing it down with a scarf. Wear bright colored scarfs like this teals and pinks, or go neutral with a sand or grey color. This style will go perfectly with a pair of flats.
Make it Professional: Wear a blazer with your LBD so you can wear it to your office or to an important interview. Go with the bright colored blazers like yellow, light blue, or purple, or go with a neutral color that won’t attract a lot of attention.
Just add color: Make your LBD more exciting and new. Bring life to it with an element of color by wearing it with colorful tights! You can choose any pattern or color.
Wear Fabulous Heels: Wear a pair of outrageously colorful heels or go with something simple. It all depends on your personal style. But make sure your heels are extraordinary.
Belt It: Whether skinny or thick, neutral or colorful, add a little touch of color to your look with a belt. A belt can add a little fun color or pattern to the outfit and break up the black.
Embellishment it: Adding a brooch is the perfect way to add just the right amount of sparkle to your outfit. Just pin it close to your shoulder and you have the right amount of flicker.
Pair it with a Bolero: A bolero is an adorable short-sleeved jacket that’s perfect for the dry season. Whether it’s floral, patterned, or a solid color, almost any bolero will match perfectly with your LBD.
Bangle it Up: This outfit is simple. Just take a lot of eclectic bangles and wear them with your LBD. They can be chunky bangles or thin bangles; you can wear one or five. It’s all up to you.
Make it Flashy: Accessorize your little black dress with a cascade of long necklaces. Whether they’re chains or heavy links, they add a little bit of dazzle to your LBD.
Be Daring with a hat: Many women are too intimidated to wear hats, but try something new. Whether it’s tailored hats or sun hats, be daring and stand out in your LBD.
Wear a Clutch: A clutch can go a long way in putting together an outfit. With the LBD, you can wear any accessory and carry any clutch. Pick out a bright clutch or even a sparkly clutch.
Wear with Killer Accessories: Pairing your LBD with over-the-top earrings or a magnificent headband is a little less expected and cool. It is guaranteed to take your LBD to the next level.
Turn up the sex appeal: One of the best ways to up the ante on your LBD is via a pair of flirty fishnets. A more daring choice than solid tights, they will turn heads and bring a timeless element of sex appeal to your look. Don’t forget to add red lips.
Androgynous Style: With a mixed proportion of masculinity and femininity, try a slightly androgynous approach with your LBD by slipping into a sharp tuxedo jacket and menswear-inspired lace-up patent shoes.
Wear it Plain: Just wear your LBD plain and simple! It looks just as good without any embellishment or accessories.