How to Style the Little Black Dress, from Casual to Classy

The little black dress is the most neutral and versatile wardrobe trend every woman must have. A fashion statement that elevates your look by just fitting right can have a girl looking and feeling her best even in all its simplicity.

The best part about styling a black dress is the blank canvas. Literally, everything goes with it! Whether mini, midi, maxi, bodycon, or flare — there is always a way to style your black dress that differs from your previous wear.

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Perks of the LBD 

Since black is so neutral, you can pair any color with it! Have fun with bold earrings, a patterned wedge heel, or a fashionable kimono. A change in your hairstyle can also enhance the black dress immensely.

You don't have to worry about the changing seasons because scarves, tights, and stylish jackets pair very well with the black dress. And when summertime comes, you can ditch the extra layers and show off your tan without buying something new. It's that simple and that fabulous.


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Stylish, Versatile & Classic

We all look to black clothing for comfort. Though modestly sexy, the black dress is no different. Whether casual for weekend errands, trendy for the night out with your girls, or classy for an evening with your love — there's always comfort and confidence that comes along with it. 

If you are looking for ways to enhance your wardrobe and outfit combinations, always look at the black dress. It can be interchangeable wear for the workplace, the club, as well as casual settings. And after hearing these five tips on how to style its versatility and timeless luxury, you'll not only be putting your trendy dress in the front of your closet but envisioning all the ways you can elevate your look with just one or a whole vibe of accessories and layers.

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LBD Styling Tips

When it comes to styling a little black dress, the options are seemingly endless. From classy and sophisticated to casual and modern, you can create a style that works for any occasion.

Whether it's for a formal event or just a night out with friends, there's something special about the timeless elegance of a little black dress that allows you to tailor your look to make it truly your own. Read on for our top tips to take your look from classy to casual in no time!

Tights & Booties

Luckily the black dress is so neutral that you can wear patterned, monogram, sheer, or colored tights. This makes the colder weather easy on us girls because there is an abundance of winter events and holidays where the cold weather makes itself very known.

The black dress is versatile; you can wear it for your formal and then dress it down with tights and heeled booties for your holiday shopping. Throw a sleek black leather jacket or cozy fur coat in the mix, and you'll have an even more amplified look. How perfect?!

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Black is so simple that changing your hairstyle can elevate the dress in all its simplicity. If you're going out in a black bodycon mini, go for a top-knot updo with laid edges or bangs, and this will put more attention on the curve illusion of your dress.

Are you going to brunch with your girls in a fitted black t-shirt dress? Try a side fishtail braid for extra chicness. And if you're attending a holiday gathering in a tight midi or maxi dress, keep it modestly stylish with a classic blowout.

Jewelry & Statement Pieces

Jewelry is also a major component when styling your little black dress. If you have a strapless dress, pair it with thin layered chain necklaces. Sweetheart neckline? Long earrings are perfect for helping accentuate your chest, neck, and shoulders. And if you're keeping it black casual, try colorful statement pieces that exemplify your personality in all its beauty.


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Workplace Dress Code

The workplace is perfect for a black dress. If you're thinking more casually, try a fitted midi dress and pair it with a blazer or kimono. Don't forget the statement earrings for even more style. If you prefer a more luscious appeal, go for a bodycon midi that fits your silhouette and calves. Pair with a belt and high heels, and your profile will thank you. So will all those compliments!

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Handbags & Clutches 

Did you say sale on handbags and clutches? Because black dresses are just right for well-designed pieces as such. We all need somewhere to keep our essentials, so bags are a given for any occasion.

As easy as it is to collect black dresses, it is the same for statement just is! So next time you're in the sale section of your favorite boutique, buy that mini clutch because there is a party that will pair perfectly with your bag and black dress.

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Black Dress FAQS

What are the different ways to style a black dress?

  • Colorful Statement Jewelry
  • Silver or Gold Jewelry
  • Handbag or Clutch 
  • Belt
  • Kimono
  • Blazer
  • Fur Coat
  • Bold Accessories 
  • High Heels
  • Tights & Booties

How can I customize my black dress?

Bold colors are complementary to the simplicity of a classic black dress. Wearing gold and silver accessories like jewelry or a belt adds a timeless effect that is chic and fashionable. And never forget the shoe, with a comfortable flat or sexy high heel.

When should you wear a black dress?

After Coco Chanel created the little black dress in 1962, its classic and timeless style has been noted as the perfect wear for any occasion. The LBD can be worn casually or dressed up, while long black dresses are suitable for black tie events and formal occasions.