We all have a little black dress and if you’re anything like me, until recently I only wore mine for the occasional funeral or very business-y occasion. But a little black dress may be the most versatile item in your closet, perfect for work, weekend, and LITERALLY everything in between. So here are my favorite ways to wear a little black dress, including for date night which is perfect for Valentine’s day!
Work | your little black dress is perfect for work, layer over a button-down blouse and pair with smart flats. It’s also easy to wear under a long sleeve cardigan, ideal for cold offices, like mine or a fitted blazer for a professional chic look. Add coordinated tones and styles that easily take your little black dress from drab to interesting as well as comfy!
Dress: Nora from Elegantees (similar), Cardigan: Respect from Elegantees, Shoes: Gaby Flat in embroidered floral from The Root Collective
Weekend | I know lots of people who just don’t do dresses on the weekend unless it’s a special occasion. But a little black dress is basically the denim of the dress world. I love to wear mine on the weekend under my denim jacket and paired with high top sneakers, it’s casual and super comfy. I feel dressed for running errands, meeting friends for coffee, or going shopping downtown. For an edgier look, reach for a moto style leather jacket and ankle boots.
Date Night | With Valentine’s day around the corner, I know you’ll be looking for something sexy and let’s be honest practical for the holiday. (At least I’m looking for a practical because I’m all about practical.) Start with your little black dress, add some cute tights, I’m a fan of those with silver hearts or floral lace, slide into some closed toe heels. Or opt out of tights and pair with open toe heels like the ones below! Layer with a warm layer in red, pink, purple, or coral to round out the look. Trust me, your partner will love it!
Under a Top | One of my favorite things about Dressember is how it inspires me to get creative with my wardrobe. This year, I knew I wanted to wear one of my brightly colored tops on the night of our Church Christmas program. I wasn’t sure how well I’d pull the look off but it turned out great and I got a ton of compliments from friends! Have you ever worn a top over a dress?
What is your favorite way to wear a little black dress?
Stay Stylish my friends, Shelby
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