How to Style a Little Black Dress – Dressbarn

How to Style a Little Black Dress

How to Style a Little Black Dress - Dressbarn

How to Style a Little Black Dress

The little black dress, or LBD, is considered a closet staple, a timeless piece of clothing every woman should own, and yet, it often is forgotten in the back of your closet. Since it’s such a versatile piece, it’s time the classic little black dress got a bit of a revamp. Maybe it’s become too plain, maybe it leaves you feeling uninspired, maybe you’re unsure how to style it and keep it current. Our style tips will ensure you know exactly when to wear a little black dress, and how to style it for any occasion! Here’s our breakdown on how to style your iconic piece in multiple ways to get more use and love out of your closet staple.

How to Style a Little Black Dress for Everyday Wear

Wondering how to wear a black dress casually? Although sometimes considered a more formal item, the perfect little black dress also makes for a great everyday dress. Paired with the right accessories and shoes, it can be dressed down into a chic and easy go-to outfit when you need something to throw on and feel good in. For a relaxed approach, wear that LBD with a pair of flat shoes or sandals, depending on the season, and a denim, military or draped jacket for an effortless look. Mix up your LBD look by wearing it under a vest and add a statement necklace for a chic outfit. 

The Work LBD

Nothing is more stylish and sophisticated for work than the LBD. If there was ever a question of where to wear a little black dress, the office has to top the list. For an easy office look, you can keep your LBD outfits current and stylish by pairing them with other items to create a look that’s different every time. By opting for a colorful blazer and heels, you elevate your little black dress into an extra stylish work outfit. For another take on a 9-to-5 look, try a button-up top or blouse over or under your dress for a new twist that incorporates more pieces of your wardrobe. Then add a stack of bracelets for a polished touch.

How to Dress up a Black Dress for Formal Events

Whether it’s cocktail hour or a more formal event, the LBD is the perfect thing to dress up. Knowing how to accessorize a black dress means you can easily style your dress to have a whole new look for multiple events! Adding color to a black dress with accessories is a simple way to reinvent your look for different occasions. A black cocktail dress is a classic—go fancy for cocktail hour by choosing some colorful heels and add a wrap or scarf to create the perfect look. For a more formal event, pair a vibrant kimono or cape with luxe earrings to create an instantly glamorous look.

Now you’re ready to brush off your LBD and transform it into any type of attire you need with these styling tips! Let your dress be the blank canvas that can transform into the perfect look for any occasion. Looking for more LBD options? Check out our selection of petite and plus size little black dresses!


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