Pretty much every woman I know owns a little black dress. It is a fail safe option for so many of us. If you get a last minute invite to an event you can rely on your LBD. If couldn’t find a new outfit that made you feel amazing you can rely on your LBD. There is a bit of a pattern appearing here. But how do you keep it looking fresh, like a whole new outfit? I’ve put together some tips that will hopefully help you find some new ways to style up your little black dress. If you have a go to item of clothing you love you want to get the wear out of it! It’s also great at this time of year when you don’t want to keep spending out on new outfits.
Updating Your Little Black Dress
The little black dress is a blank canvas. It is easy to accessorise and dress up or down. You shouldn’t be afraid to experiment and get creative with how you style it whether that’s by introducing layering or jewellery.
Add An Embellished Collar
If your LBD has a high neck line you can completely change the style of it by adding a collar. These detachable collars often come with embellishment for a sophisticated, glam look.
Accessorize With A Statement Necklace
A statement necklace is probably the first thing you think of adding when it comes to changing the look of an LBD. If you normally style with delicate jewellery then something more dramatic can really give your outfit a new lease of life. You can also try layering up multiple necklaces.
Add a Leather Jacket
Throwing on a leather jacket is one of my favourite ways to style a dress. I love the contrast between an pretty, feminine dress and the edgier leather jacket. That is much more my style.
Style With A Metal Belt
If you are keen to highlight your waist then adding a metal belt is a must. Worn around the smallest part of your waist, the belt will really cinch you in.
Wear Nude Shoes
If you aren’t blessed with legs for days then nude shoes are the way forward. If you know you will have bare legs then a nude shoe with a hidden platform and pointed toe can work wonders in giving the appearance of longer legs.
Try A Shirt Or Blouse
To get the most wear out of your little black dress you can make it more work appropriate (depending on the style) by adding a shirt or blouse underneath.
Wear Black Tights
Now the weather is so cold, tights are your best friend if you’re wearing a dress. Black tights worn with a black dress can create a streamlined look. The outfit can be worn day or evening for both work and parties.
Wear With A Statement Coat
Let’s be honest, at this time of year you’re probably going to be wearing a coat. When you’re out and about it is your outerwear that gets all of the attention. It is always worth investing in a good coat as you will probably be wearing it nearly half the year. A statement coat is also a great way to take the focus off a plain outfit. I previously wrote about my coat collection so if you haven’t already, make sure you check it out!