One Dress Three Ways: The Little Black Dress

Universally flattering and versatile, breathe new life into a beloved LBD with these three outfits.
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One Dress Three Ways: The Little Black Dress

The perfect foundation piece, the right dress can take you from desk to drinks in an instant. There are always new styles coming into fashion, but you can also be creative with a dress you’re bound to already own. The little black dress.

As timeless as it is fashionable, the LBD has been around for decades, well and truly earning its legendary status. Royals have been known to regularly incorporate them into their show-stopping wardrobe repertoire as well as celebrities and trendsetters. That’s the beauty of a black dress: it’s a blank canvas. Here’s how to take this iconic style into your own weekday wardrobe!




Workwear

Working 9 to 5


Workwear



Sometimes getting dressed for work can feel a bit uninspiring, so why not add an LBD into the mix. A fitted style is always a good idea with office air-con blasting, and we always recommend layering with a tailored blazer or suit jacket for versatility. For structure and shape that will take you from morning meeting through to happy hour, top your LBD with a milano cardi or trench coat and cinch at the waist. Finish off with a pair of polished slingbacks or pointed boots for a look that’s as powerful as you are. When keeping work dress codes in mind, skip the flashy jewellery and reach for minimal, fine pieces to complement your LBD.


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Cocktail Hour

Night out done right


Cocktail hour



A night out with the girls and an LBD go hand in hand. Amp up a little black dress with statement heels and an on-trend bag for a look that feels timeless and modern simultaneously. Go sky-high with heel height or opt for a low block heel that won’t have you hobbling home afterwards. Here, accessories can be as loud as your heart desires. The bolder, the better. Speaking of bold – a swipe of lippy can take your look from 0 to 100 at a lightning speed. Think chic pink or red. Keep your look elevated with an embellished clutch and glistening wrist candy and prepare to shine on your night out. Don’t forget a leather jacket to add a bit of edge to your look!


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Brunch to boutique

Coffee is calling


Brunch to boutique



Dressing for brunch calls for a laid back outfit that says “I rolled out of bed looking stylish”. Pair your LBD with mules and drape a classic jacket over your shoulders for warmth and sophistication. Planning on doing a spot of shopping afterwards? Wear loafers and don’t forget a tote bag to take you from breakfast bowls to boutiques. Make sure to bring a pair of sunnies to hide any of your antics from the night before!


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Dresses to Love

The ultimate day-to-night essential, the flexibility of a little black dress has scored it the best-performing piece in our wardrobe since forever. And there’s no sign of fading from our affection anytime soon. Classic, sleek and feminine is there anything a LBD can’t do?



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