A little black dress, or LBD for short, is a core wardrobe essential. Seriously, you won’t find a fashion-forward wardrobe without an LBD tucked away in there somewhere. As a classic, simple piece, the little black dress is actually the perfect canvas for all your stylistic creativity, so given that this piece is such a staple, you need to know that you’ll be wanting to wear it over and over again! If you’re in need of a little stylistic inspo to spice up your LBD, read on to spark that imagination…

Weekend chic

Your little black dress might not be the first piece of clothing that you reach for when you’re putting together a weekend outfit, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be dressed down for a flawlessly fashionable casual look! Pull on a pair of chunky white dad sneakers, throw your best crossbody bag around your waist and sling an airy, oversized jacket over your shoulders. Some cat-eye sunnies and a messy bun will complete this cute and casual get-up.

Beach slip

Yes, you can wear your little black dress to the beach! You just need to keep it incredibly breezy and make sure your frock is made out of light cotton or linen to avoid overheating. Pair your dress with some Birkenstocks or your favourite slides, grab an oversized woven sun hat and add a boyfriend style, white or black linen button-up shirt. Big sunnies, lots of sun cream and a basket bag will finish off your outfit perfectly. 

Pretty and polished

A dress that you can wear both to the beach and to the boardroom you say? Why yes, you read that correctly! Make that LBD office-appropriate by introducing a little tailoring. A sharp blazer in a black or grey herringbone print is going to blend seamlessly. Throw your hair up in a slick bun, slip into some intricate brogues and pack a satchel bag. Keeping your tones dark and neutral will ensure that this outfit looks as professional and polished as possible.


Although the LBD is a very classic, timeless outfit, it can actually blend very well with the season’s biggest trends! Go for the dark, romantic trend and slip on a chunky velvet headband, delicate choker, drop pearl earrings and some low mule heels. For a trend formal look, you can never go wrong with chunky gold jewellery! Chain shapes are the epitome of cool right now, so opt for a statement chain necklace, gold hoops and layered bangles for a majorly on-trend look. Trend worshipping can be tricky, but with an LBD on your side, you can slip in and out of style movements easily!

Elegantly classic

The little black dress is elegantly classic alone, but there are a few accessories that can kick that refined style up a notch! Go full Audrey Hepburn and slip on some sheer stockings, some slingback block heels in a deep chocolate brown or matching black and add one string of subtle pearls.

Tonal and textured  

Add some contrasting tones and different textures to really transform your black dress! Cream, white and wooden tones go amazingly with a satin or lace black dress. Add some creatively chic wood earrings, cream bangles, a crocheted neutral bag and even a sheer lace shawl to fully adorn your dress. Complete this amazing get-up with some platform hessian style sandals and dreamy, loose mermaid waves.

See, the black dress is a bit of a shapeshifter! Black dresses are the ideal wardrobe buy, no matter what your style, shape or size might be. Get investing ladies, you absolutely will not regret it.