How to Style: Classic Little Black Dress

Little black dresses have been a wardrobe staple for years, and chances are, you’ve got one stuffed in the back of your closet somewhere. It’s the easiest thing to revert to when you just don’t know what to wear - ask anyone, and they’ll tell you to go with a classic LBD. They're eternally chic! But what most people don’t acknowledge is that there’s different kinds of LBDs - you wouldn’t wear a slinky satin one out to brunch, and you definitely wouldn’t wear a casual t-shirt dress to work! We’re here to break down some of the cutest LBDs on trend this season and help you style each one for the right occasion.


For an Easy Summer Look

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Image Source: The Penny Closet

On a breezy summer day, there’s nothing better than tossing on a comfy dress with some sandals and leaving it at that. This dress is an absolutely necessary summer piece, especially with the added off-the-shoulder detail. Your look doesn’t have to end there, though! If you’re headed to a brunch date on the water with some friends, prepare for a little breeze and throw on a denim jacket. Add some more color into your look with these adorable tassel earrings in red, or keep it simple with a black pair. Accessorize some more with a fun reflective sunglasses. Pair it with some sneakers, or ditch the everyday flip flops for some strappy sandals to dress up your look without overdoing it!


For A Day at the Office

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Image Source: Hi Sugar Plum

There’s nothing more powerful than a girl in a little black dress, so take advantage of that confidence and rock one at work. There are tons of options with more modest cuts that are suitable for the office, like this one from Express. The pinstripes give off professional vibes and the high neckline is appropriate for any work environment, but it’s still a trendy piece you can wear out to drinks after work, too! If you’re not into patterns, opt for any loose, simple black dress. Go with an easygoing makeup look for this one and super tame hair in a slicked back pony. Make sure to pair it with some comfortable closed-toe heels, too, but mix it up a little with a white pair!


For A Girls’ Night Out

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Image Source: Express

When you think little black dress, you think girls’ night out - it’s a popular staple piece for a reason! Pair any LBD with a bold pair of heels and hoops and you’re ready for a night out in the city, but we especially love this one for a flirty take on the look. The ruffles are super feminine, the length is perfect, and the satin is just glam enough for a bar, nightclub or event. Keep it simple with a pair of strappy black heels like these ones and go all out with your makeup look. The dress is gorgeous, but sometimes the beauty of a little black dress is that you become the focus, not your outfit!