I show 5 cute yet super-easy unique ways to wear a little black dress that any girl can rock! Who says you need a new dress every time you go out? Re-wear this wardrobe essential and create a different outfit each time!
Hey gorgeous! Every girl knows that a little black dress is a wardrobe essential. But it’s not just for parties or night-outs. You can style an LBD in so many different ways. It’s a really versatile piece that can work for anything from casual dates to lunches to shopping to travelling – basically anything.
Personally, I love to carry this LBD when I travel and I accessorize it differently every time. I create comfy day-time looks that I can walk around in. And in the evenings, I accessorize it up a little to create cocktail looks.
5 Ways to Wear a Little Black Dress for All Occasions
So today I want to show you ways to wear a little black dress in five different ways that any girl can rock!
1. Classic Evening Look
This evening look is the easiest and most common way is style a little black dress. Just add black stilettos and a cute pair of earrings and you’re good to go! Pumps are, of course, the best shoes to wear with a little black dress if you want a classic look. Or go for strappy heels. You can add a glittery pink or red lipstick or smokey eye makeup.
This classic LBD look can be a great idea for dates or an anniversary dinner. Or it can work for a black tie event or cocktail party, for which you can add pearl necklace or statement diamond earrings. I showed this look in my last video about what to wear on a first date.
2. Street Style/ Casual LBD Look
Wondering how to wear a black dress casually? You can wear your LBD over a t-shirt and sneakers for a very casual yet chic daytime look. Accessorize with a cross-body bag and stud earrings.
3. College Look
Another casual way of wearing a little black dress is to add a denim jacket. This look can go from day to night by just slipping into heels. How to wear a little black dress in winter? Instead of a denim jacket, add a leather jacket for light winters.
You can go for a black color hose to wear with black dress and black shoes. For a colder weather, you can try this next look…
3b. How to wear a black dress to work?
Well, instead of the denim jacket, just pair your LBD with a black formal blazer. Be sure to choose a plain LBD. Go for black or grey trousers underneath it, and accessorize with a structured handbag and pearl studs. Skip the eyeshadow.
4. Glam/ Trendy Look
A glam and trendy way to style a little black dress is to wear it over skinny leather pants. I tucked it in a little bit in the front to make it look like a hi-low top. You can also make this a grunge look by adding black eyeshadow and messy hair. Or you can try Goth makeup with it.
If it’s winter-time and you’re wondering what to wear over black dress, try a matching wool jacket for the fail-safe look. To spice it up, go for a leopard print wool jacket, or a white down jacket if it’s really cold. Pair it with black boots over the leather pants.
5. A Pop of Color
One of my favorite ways to wear a little black dress is by adding color through accessories. Either keep it colorful or match them all in a single color. Adding color to a plain black dress is a beautiful way to create new looks each time, and it’s a very Instagrammable way to rock an old dress!
You can also try a colorful scarf. How to wear a scarf with a little black dress? Well, we have a whole guide to scarves here: How to Style a Scarf | 5 Different Ways to Use Scarves
So that was my guide on ways to wear a little black dress. I hope you found my looks helpful.
Which one was your favorite? Comment below! And I would love to see your LBD look.
So tag me in your Instagram pic @shilpaahujadotcom. Muaah!
Also read our other articles on a little black dress:
Shilpa Ahuja a designer and entrepreneur. She is the editor-in-chief of ShilpaAhuja.com, which she founded with the goal of inspiring confidence in the modern working woman through fashion.
Fashion has traditionally been for the rich, white, thin woman. That’s how it evolved over centuries and that’s how it’s been represented in fashion media. But Shilpa believes that with the changing role of women in the society, fashion has changed, too. She believes that fashion is for everyone, regardless of their age, gender, color, body type and background. So she translates runway fashion into easy style advice that one can incorporate into their daily lives.
Shilpa’s work has been published in the University of Fashion blog and Jet Airways magazine. She is also an artist, illustrator and cartoonist. She is also the creator of Audrey O., a comic series that represents the lifestyle of millennial women. She enjoys creative writing and world travel. Her art has been exhibited at Harvard Graduate School of Design and the Aroma Hotel, Chandigarh and been published in Chandigarh Times.
Originally from Chandigarh, Shilpa also has a professional degree in architecture and has worked in interior project management. She is also the author of the book “Designing a Chinese Cultural Center in India”. Shilpa has a Masters in Design Studies degree from Harvard University. For feedback and questions, please email [email protected]