Three Simple Ways to Wear a Little Black Dress

December 5th, 2008

Why does every woman own a Little Black Dress?  Not only are they figure flattering (black is so slimming), but they’re also extremely versatile.  Depending on what you wear with it, a single dress can exhibit multiple personalities.  Here’s what you can do with a LBD and a few simple accessories:

Ladylike Glamour: Capelet + Clutch + Pumps


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Perfect for an evening out on the town.  The feathered capelet gives this outfit a touch of old-world glamour. 

Free Spirit: Fedora + Wide Belt + Layered Jewelry + Booties


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A great day-to-evening look - and perfect for a day of art gallery-hopping.

Modern Gamine: Half Sleeve Coat + Brooch + Long Gloves + Heels


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Channel a modern Audrey Hepburn with a strikingly simple silhouettes and gamine details.

Have a great tip about what to wear with a Little Black Dress? Share it with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: How To, Ready Made Outfits, Women, Women's

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Christa  |  December 5th, 2008 at 9:16 am

    I think a wide black belt worn at the waist is a worthy investment for everyone. I bought an obi-style wraparound belt from Nanette Lepore, which was kind of expensive for me at $80, but it’s been one of my best purchases. I’ve used it to dress up colorful, inexpensive dresses from H&M and F21, define a waistline on a designer silk trapeze dress, put a little punk into a tank top and jeans when going out… this is to say, it’s a very versatile, useful accessory that’s worth spending a bit more on.

  • 2. Janelle  |  December 5th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    I looove this post!

  • 3. Mimi  |  December 6th, 2008 at 12:12 am

    wow- great post. Love the different looks! I think I’m probably the Ladylike Glamour type (love the bright blue) but I like the ideas in the other 2 looks. Nice to see how easy it is to change the look.
    And a wide black belt sounds good!

  • 4. Rose  |  December 6th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    I recently wore mine to an event with all accessories black, a clutch with a floral print and purple heels. I love how everyone love my look. The best thing was that this is a look that doesn’t take more than 5 minutes to put together. Thank you for sharing your post!

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