The classic little black dress is a timeless piece that never fails to disappoint. If you’ve got a busy diary in the office, then have to attend dinner parties or a get-together after, it’s everyone’s go-to for around the clock styling and more.
Before you head out on the hunt for the perfect evening dress, Life & Style team up with Mums Eye View vlogger, Katie Snooks to show you how your little black dress can take you from one simple look and much more for the party season.
Rock It Back To Front
Are you a ballsy fashionista? Take a fashion risk and turn your standard black dress into a fun party wear by trying it on backwards. The deep v neck draped at the back will turn your cleavage dress into a sultry and subtle one. You can even wear a necklace backwards to add some shine to your back. It may seem a little bizarre as if you got dressed in the dark but you can trip over some great looks when you keep an open mind. It’s definitely a look you can experiment with when it comes to your daily wardrobe such as cute summer frocks, or thick knitted cardigans but not jeans!
Try A New Hair Style
It’s the finishing touches that can instantly upgrade little black dresses. Whether it’s an everyday tunic dress or a pretty lace dress that you have sitting in your wardrobe, here are many ways you can feel different the next time you slip it on.
Glam it up with a vintage hairdo, pouty red lips and glossy pearls for a dinner date. Don’t forget to paint your nails too as this will give your outfit an overall retro polish. Red with black dresses is bold, sexy and chic yet this everlasting classic look works well with everyone.
The quickest way to revamp your LBD is to go all out with the accessories. You can add loads of jewels and sparkles like silver chains, bangles and earrings. You can also wrap a light weight scarf around your neck and use it as a collar. They work well as a statement piece and will draw attention away from your dress making it very fitting for special occasions such as birthday parties or cocktail events.
If you want to give the illusion of a slimmer figure add a matching black belt to accentuate your curves that will minimize you’re midsection. This will work well on a loose oversized black dress but there’s no rule for it not working on a fitted one.
Top It Up Or Under With Layers
When it starts to get nippy in the office and you want to look presentable for a meeting, throw on a structured blazer over your little black dress. They will never know you have plans to hit the town for a few drinks after the meeting is over. All you have to do is take it off and you’re set to go. If your LBD is in need of a pick me up you can take the focus off it and layer it with a brightly knit cardigan or a colourful coat. This is easy and simple to do as any colour compliments black.
You can combine old looks with the latest fashion trends and draw inspiration from the 90s. Layer a buttoned shirt or a plain t shirt under your LBD. If you want to dress it down and wear it during the day, slip on some ankle boots or trainers and an oversized bomber to add some serious attitude to your party dress.
So there you have it, there is no need to stress over a new outfit for the work Christmas party, drinks or whatever celebrations you have in your calendar. You can find your perfect little black dress at George, as this guide will give you many ideas on how to give your dress a makeover for the busy month and more occasions ahead.