It’s a classic that every woman has in her wardrobe and it’s stood the test of time, the Little Black Dress. It’s appropriate for almost any type of function and it’s what we all tend to reach for when we aren’t sure what to wear. But it can be, well, a little…. boring. So I’ve put some tips here on how to update this wardrobe staple while still keeping it classic.
One way to get a quick update is to change the basic silhouette- add a unique twist like these puff sleeves or go for an asymmetrical hem or neckline. Just make sure that the dress has a classic line that is appropriate for more conservative occasions, that way you’ll get the most wear out of it. This dress was a steal on Amazon’s The Drop (check out similar pieces here and here). Add a luxe bag like this YSL heart bag in crocodile and you’re good to go (suede alternative on sale here).
Get maximum mileage with a day to night dress- this pleated halter neck dress looks professional and classy when topped with a blazer for the office. But when you add a statement belt and shoes, it’s ready for a night out. Check out similar picks here and here. There’s no reason to overspend on such a simple dress- just look for a sturdy jersey fabric so the dress will never wrinkle when you pack it for trips, then add luxury accessories. Belt Gucci, Bag Versace, Hairclip Gucci.
For a fun Summertime or daytime little black dress, just add a flirty neckline and some floral. This dress ties up the back and has a cowl neck, which flatters even larger busts while the longer length keeps it from feeling too revealing. This dress is under $100, comes in a few colors and prints and is flattering on all body types. All you need are strappy sandals or heels and you’re ready for anything the Summer throws at you from backyard bbqs to baby showers and picnics.
So update your closet with a new version of the LBD to keep your look fresh for the coming season- you’ll be ready for whatever invitation comes your way. Don’t forget to grab a cardigan or light faux fur since nights can have a chill and have the best time. XO