You will find no item more versatile in your wardrobe than the little black dress (LBD). But because of its versatility, you can often feel the pressure when it comes to choosing the right LBD for you. What texture, style and design do you choose after all to cater for so many different occasions and make it still fashionable in years to come?
Whether you need to update your look or are yet to find the perfect LBD, here are four takes on the LBD to give you a little shopping inspiration.
Just because the occasion demands an LBD, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t add our own personal touch. A contrasting colour on the bodice will certainly take you out of the boring zone. Add some matching accessories and you will certainly add some spice to your LBD.
If you’re stuck for choice or haven’t the time to traipse from store to store, then our Evening Sky cocktail dress is an excellent choice and takes all the hassle out of shopping.
The vibrant aubergine pure silk contrast at the neckline and bust gives a fabulous burst of colour and the sequined skirt makes it ideal for that special occasion or evening function.
If you want to stay with an all black LBD then do a variation on the fabric. A textured fabric or lace detail or overlay in black, will also add a different dimension to your outfit and ensure you still stand out.
Our silk Black Opal knee length dress is designed with this concept in mind. The black polyester microgette ruffled sleeves are ideal for those steamy summer nights and easy to cover with a shawl for the cooler autumn and winter months. The easy wear and care for fabric will ensure you look your best throughout the day or night.
A quick word of advice though, when wearing patterned fabrics keep shoes and accessories simple so you don’t look overdone.
If you don’t want to blend into the crowd go for a bold patterns and textures in black and white or another contrasting colour of your choice.
For the really brave, add a third contrasting colour like a bright waistband and you could be setting future fashion trends! To give you some ideas, have a look at our Solar Eclipse Black and White dress with sequins. It has a third contrasting colour on the sleeves and bodice for the confident woman who loves her unique individuality.
For a softer look you may want to opt for a longer floaty or layered dress. You can even add a wide belt or sash to accentuate your waist to ensure that you don’t get lost in the fabric of the dress.
The Black Resort dress is the perfect example of this with elbow length sleeves, black sequin detail at the neckline, and shirred waistline, it comes in a three quarter length with gorgeous horizontal contrast fabric detail.
How do you do your LBD?
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