15 Ways To Wear Your Little Black Dress

by Melanie Santiago   |  Oct 18, 2014
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We love a classic little black dress for special occasions but what’s the use if you can only bring out a beloved piece once in a while?

  1. A Trip with Friends
    For an out of town trip, sport an easy outfit that doesn’t sacrifice style. Pair your dress with a trendy cameo jacket, your fave sunnies and gold bangles for a look that’s ready to have fun!

  2. Classy Chanel
    This outfit resembles an all-time classic made popular by Coco Chanel. To get the look, simply wear a black and white tweed jacket with your black dress and finish off with pearl accessories.

  3. Evening Cover-up
    Add a kimono pullover to your black dress; choose one in a nice print to amp up your look while giving you more coverage for a night out.

  4. Morning Brunch
    Accessories really make a difference, dress down a LBD with a plaid or bold printed scarf. This look is perfect for a morning brunch with your family and you can simply remove the scarf and tie it around your bag if you want bring it back to a special look for a date night.  

  5. Business On the Go!
    Add a bright blazer to your black dress to get from an event to a meeting in one outfit. Just remember not to overdo it with the accessories to keep the look chic and appropriate.

  6. Concert/Festival Ready
    Add an oversized denim jacket to your look for a laid back appeal; try long necklaces and ankle boots for a cool vibe.

  7. Friday Party
    Okay, so your LBD is already party appropriate all by itself but you can level it up by wearing a neon circle skirt over a body con dress. Just make sure that the black hem doesn’t come peeking out. Either wear a longer skirt or fold the length of your black dress higher.

  8. Bright Lights
    You can also switch up the neon color on other accessories or shoes if you think wearing a skirt might overpower your outfit or if you really want the whole dress to show.

  9. Weekend Warrior
    Perfect for a weekend get-together, simply grab a cotton tee and wear it over your dress, make a knot at the back to form a fitted top, add a bib necklace and you’re done.

  10. Statement Leather Piece
    Be the center of attention and pair your dress with a leather jacket to give off a rocker chic vibe. Complete the look with a spiked clutch or studded accessories.

  11. Stylish Jetsetter
    Travel off in style by wearing a knit cardigan over your LBD. Cinch the waist with a wide tan belt and finish it off with a straw fedora for a summer appeal despite the rainy weather.

  12. Print on Print
    Your little black dress is the perfect canvas to mix loud prints with. This look carefully pairs the same cow/leopard print on her shoes and bag with subtle pops of magenta in between while keeping everything else simple.

  13. Belt It Out!
    Sometimes, a gold statement belt is all you need to complete your LBD look. This particularly match-up is perfect for that special dinner date or when you want to look professional and more mature at an event.

  14. Basketball Championship
    If you have a more linear black dress, you can pull off this sporty look by donning sneakers and keeping everything else neat. Tie in the whole look by pulling your hair back in a ponytail and you can watch the game courtside in utter sporty chic.

  15. Country Side Stroll
    Take your little black dress to the province for a nice morning stroll. Pair your outfit with a cropped denim jacket, boots and a wide woven belt for a texas girl vibe.

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