Is there anything more stylish than the perfect black dress? Black doesn’t have to be boring, and there are plenty of ways to express yourself whilst wearing this most fashionable shade. Stylish, easy to wear, and always on trend, the black dress is officially back in vogue, so why not give it a go? This article will show you how to wear a little black dress for any occasion.

How to Wear a Black Dress

The possibilities are endless when it comes to wearing your favorite little black dress, making it easy to create a timeless outfit that will attract attention for all the right reasons. Here are some of our favorite ways to wear this wardrobe staple:

Karl Lagerfeld knows that his signature monochrome never goes out of fashion, and if it’s good enough for the King of fashion it’s good enough for us, so why not inject some spring time style into your outfit by pairing your black dress with crisp white accessories?

If you’re shopping for a new dress then look for one with attention-grabbing details. Interesting fabrics such as super-soft silk, delicate lace or cotton with raw edging can turn a good dress into a great one.

It’s OK to experiment and break the fashion rules: you can wear black with other neutral shades such as nude, beige and even navy blue. The overall effect will look classic and incredibly stylish!

Want to really make a statement and stand out from the crowd? Channel you inner A-lister and team your dress with a neck-lengthening up ‘do and plenty of gold and faux-diamond embellished bling for a look that is truly red carpet worthy. Look to the recent Oscars for the ultimate style inspiration.

Wearing a Black Dress Outfit Casually

Although they are a popular go-to look for after dark, black dresses aren’t just for wearing in the evening. In fact, more and more high profile bloggers and celebrities are choosing to wear black during the day time too, because it’s such an easy and convenient look to put together whilst still looking fashion-forward and on trend. Here are a few styling tips to inspire you:

For a laid-back casual look, add either flat ankle boots or loafers to your outfit. Look for shoes that are embellished with laces, cut out details, tassels or metal hardware to add on-trend,, attention-grabbing interest to your outfit.

Throw on a fitted leather or denim jacket. It’s the perfect cover up for cooler days, and will give your outfit a rock star edge without looking too fussy.

Accessories are important to tie your look together. Add an oversized scarf and chunky jewelry to inject a pop of color into your outfit. Long line necklaces are a great choice for elongating your body, and yellow and orange are both set to be popular accent colours for 2017.

Choose your purse wisely! Opt for leather day tote or shoulder bag to keep your look as laid back and casual as possible.

How to Make a Black Dress Stand Out

Want to really make your black dress stand out from the crowd for all the right reasons? It’s much easier than you might think! Choosing the right shoes to wear with your dress is one of the most important style decisions you can make to set the tone of your outfit and ensure you’re attracting the right kind of attention. Here are a few fun ideas for your feet:

Why not make a statement by teaming a bright and attention grabbing pair of shoes with a mini dress? A statement heel is always a good idea, will help to draw attention to your legs and also give your outfit a fun twist.

Sports-luxe and athleisure are two of this season’s hottest trends. You can tie these trends together with your classic dress using the right shoes! Inject a sporty aesthetic into your look by pairing a mid-length black dress with your favourite sneakers.

There is nothing more stylish than black on black, so for a look worthy of a fashion editor why not wear your black dress with flat black loafers or brogues for a fashion-forward look with a no-nonsense masculine feel?

Looking forward to summer? Don’t underestimate the power of a killer pair of sandals! Summer gives you more freedom to have fun with your feet, so look for sandals with humorous detailing: fruit or animal charms and embellishments can look fantastic.

A black dress is a wardrobe staple you can always depend on: Everyone should one in their closet. Do you have any top tips to share for wearing yours? Where are you wearing your favorite black dress and what are you wearing it with? We’d love to hear your ideas!

Featured Photo: Arissa is wearing a lace detail black dress underneath a full skirted black skirt, teamed with simple black heeled court shoes.

Dress: Dresshead, Skirt: ASOS, Shoes: Aldo

 

Mary Seng is seen in a black dress consisting of a mesh net top, a striking bralette underneath, and an intricately patterned maxi skirt. Mary wears this piece with black stilettos to complete this glamorous style.Brands not specified.

Mary Seng is seen in a black dress consisting of a mesh net top, a striking bralette underneath, and an intricately patterned maxi skirt. Mary wears this piece with black stilettos to complete this glamorous style.

Brands not specified.

 

Julie Sarinana is wearing a black T-shirt dress with a dropped waist paired with laced black sandals, a black tote, and oversized black sunglasses. Dress: Sincerely Jules, Sunglasses: Illesteva, Tote Bag: ROCHAS

Julie Sarinana is wearing a black T-shirt dress with a dropped waist paired with laced black sandals, a black tote, and oversized black sunglasses. 

Dress: Sincerely Jules, Sunglasses: Illesteva, Tote Bag: ROCHAS

 

Katarzyna Tusk is wearing a simple black lace shift dress in an above-knee length paired with nude and gold heels and a red box clutch.Dress: Temperley, Shoes: Moliera2, Bag: Zara.

Katarzyna Tusk is wearing a simple black lace shift dress in an above-knee length paired with nude and gold heels and a red box clutch.

Dress: Temperley, Shoes: Moliera2, Bag: Zara.

 

Jenny Tsang is wearing a black maxi dress with a deep thigh slash and spaghetti strap detailing, heeled bootie sandals, and a boxy purse with metallic studding on the strap.Dress: Anine Bing, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Dolce Vita.

Jenny Tsang is wearing a black maxi dress with a deep thigh slash and spaghetti strap detailing, heeled bootie sandals, and a boxy purse with metallic studding on the strap.

Dress: Anine Bing, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Dolce Vita.

 

Annabelle Fleur is wearing a black lace button up dress with ruffle detailing, teamed with black and silver embellished heeled ankle boots, a black studded drawstring bag, and oversized shades.Dress: REDValentino, Booties: Yves Saint Laurent, Bag: Yves Saint Laurent. 

Annabelle Fleur is wearing a black lace button up dress with ruffle detailing, teamed with black and silver embellished heeled ankle boots, a black studded drawstring bag, and oversized shades.

Dress: REDValentino, Booties: Yves Saint Laurent, Bag: Yves Saint Laurent. 

 

Paola Alberdi is wearing a black ribbed high neck swing shift dress, over-the-knee black suede heeled boots, and a cream leather bag with metal rimmed sunglasses.Dress: Glamorous, Boots: Joie, Sunglasses: Dior, Handbag: Chloe Faye.

Paola Alberdi is wearing a black ribbed high neck swing shift dress, over-the-knee black suede heeled boots, and a cream leather bag with metal rimmed sunglasses.

Dress: Glamorous, Boots: Joie, Sunglasses: Dior, Handbag: Chloe Faye.

 

Paula Jagodzińska is wearing a simple black cotton maxi dress with a shrunken denim jacket, an across body bag with tassel detailing, flat metallic sandals and aviator sunglasses.Dress: Bershka, Jacket: Lee, Sunglasses: H&M, Bag: Paulina Schaedel.

Paula Jagodzińska is wearing a simple black cotton maxi dress with a shrunken denim jacket, an across body bag with tassel detailing, flat metallic sandals and aviator sunglasses.

Dress: Bershka, Jacket: Lee, Sunglasses: H&M, Bag: Paulina Schaedel.

 

Arielle Nachami is wearing a short black swing dress with a crisp white collar which she has paired with a simple black shoulder bag, heeled patent black shoes with a skinny ankle strap and oversized square shades.Dress: Kate Spade.

Arielle Nachami is wearing a short black swing dress with a crisp white collar which she has paired with a simple black shoulder bag, heeled patent black shoes with a skinny ankle strap and oversized square shades.

Dress: Kate Spade.

 

Sara Escudero is wearing an on-trend fitted midi length dress with a high neckline,  a classic black handbag with a metallic strap, and monochrome pumps.Dress: Zara, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Chanel.

Sara Escudero is wearing an on-trend fitted midi length dress with a high neckline,  a classic black handbag with a metallic strap, and monochrome pumps.

Dress: Zara, Bag: Chanel, Shoes: Chanel.

 

Adriana Gastélum is wearing a mid length slit dress with skin exposing detailing, over the knee grey suede boots, a simple shoulder bag and oversized black cats eye sunglasses.Dress: Topshop, Sunglasses: Quay, Boots: Chinese Laundry, Bag: Saint Laurent

Adriana Gastélum is wearing a mid length slit dress with skin exposing detailing, over the knee grey suede boots, a simple shoulder bag and oversized black cats eye sunglasses.

Dress: Topshop, Sunglasses: Quay, Boots: Chinese Laundry, Bag: Saint Laurent

 

Emilie Tømmerberg is wearing a silk slip dress with lace trim detailing with a short military-style jacket, barely there black sandals, and a chunky oversized gold watch.Product information not available.

Emilie Tømmerberg is wearing a silk slip dress with lace trim detailing with a short military-style jacket, barely there black sandals, and a chunky oversized gold watch.

Product information not available.

 

Giggles and Dimples is wearing a button down black mini dress with cold shoulder detailing teamed with chunky multi-strap black sandals, a leopard print bag with studded details and chunky black and tortoiseshell sunglasses.Product information not available.

Giggles and Dimples is wearing a button down black mini dress with cold shoulder detailing teamed with chunky multi-strap black sandals, a leopard print bag with studded details and chunky black and tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Product information not available.

 

Jessi Afshin is wearing a strapless maxi dress with a frill detail on the bust, a thick gold rope necklace, nude platform sandals, and a matching nude oversized handbag.Maxi Dress: Felicity and Coco, Necklace: Sole Society, Platform Sandals: Vince Camuto, Bag: Chloe.

Jessi Afshin is wearing a strapless maxi dress with a frill detail on the bust, a thick gold rope necklace, nude platform sandals, and a matching nude oversized handbag.

Maxi Dress: Felicity and Coco, Necklace: Sole Society, Platform Sandals: Vince Camuto, Bag: Chloe.

 

Julietta Kuczyńska is wearing a black overall style dress over a white blouse with oversized lace and chiffon sleeves. The combination is worn with pointed toed bow heels, oversized sunglasses, and a large tote bag.Dress: H&M, Blouse: Zara, Bag: Balenciaga, Shoes: Zara, Glasses: Parfois

Julietta Kuczyńska is wearing a black overall style dress over a white blouse with oversized lace and chiffon sleeves. The combination is worn with pointed toed bow heels, oversized sunglasses, and a large tote bag.

Dress: H&M, Blouse: Zara, Bag: Balenciaga, Shoes: Zara, Glasses: Parfois

 

Julie Sarinana is wearing a black cotton slip dress over a simple black and white striped long sleeved tee, with a small square navy shoulder bag and floral ankle boots.Dress: Simply Jules, Boots: Valentino, Striped Tee: Paige, Bag: Celine.

Julie Sarinana is wearing a black cotton slip dress over a simple black and white striped long sleeved tee, with a small square navy shoulder bag and floral ankle boots.

Dress: Simply Jules, Boots: Valentino, Striped Tee: Paige, Bag: Celine.

 

Sophie Van Daniels is wearing a maxi length black cotton gown with an oversized draw string shoulder bag, round slim line sunglasses, and flat black slip on mules.Dress: Zara, Mules: H&M, Bag: Agneel, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Sophie Van Daniels is wearing a maxi length black cotton gown with an oversized draw string shoulder bag, round slim line sunglasses, and flat black slip on mules.

Dress: Zara, Mules: H&M, Bag: Agneel, Sunglasses: Ray Ban

 

Sharareh Sophia Hosseini is wearing a high necked and tightly fitted maxi dress slit to the thigh, paired with high black stiletto heels and a studded clutch bag.Product information not available.

Sharareh Sophia Hosseini is wearing a high necked and tightly fitted maxi dress slit to the thigh, paired with high black stiletto heels and a studded clutch bag.

Product information not available.

 

Sara Donaldson is wearing a black maxi dress with a t shirt collar and a raw hem, a black leather biker jacket, and simple white sneaker.Dress: Matin, Leather Jacket: IRO, Shoes: Nike

Sara Donaldson is wearing a black maxi dress with a t shirt collar and a raw hem, a black leather biker jacket, and simple white sneaker.

Dress: Matin, Leather Jacket: IRO, Shoes: Nike

 

Kim Le is wearing a short black scallop dress with a halterneck, nude spaghetti stap heel sandals, a boxy bag with a metal chain stress and square sunglasses.Dress: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Steve Madden, Handbag; Chanel, Sunglasses: Nordstrom.

Kim Le is wearing a short black scallop dress with a halterneck, nude spaghetti stap heel sandals, a boxy bag with a metal chain stress and square sunglasses.

Dress: Urban Outfitters, Shoes: Steve Madden, Handbag; Chanel, Sunglasses: Nordstrom.

 

Jill Lansky is wearing a mid-length black slip dress, a minimalist black leather jacket with silver hardwear, and simple black ankle boots.Dress: Organic by John Patrick, Leather Jacket: Mackage, Bag: Celine, Boots: Philip Lim.

Jill Lansky is wearing a mid-length black slip dress, a minimalist black leather jacket with silver hardwear, and simple black ankle boots.

Dress: Organic by John Patrick, Leather Jacket: Mackage, Bag: Celine, Boots: Philip Lim.

 

Annabelle Fleur is wearing a Spanish-inspired shoulderless short dress with studded chunky block heels and a matching studded shoulder bag.Dress: Capulet, Bag: The Kooples, Sandals; Laurence Dacade, Jewelry: Nialaya

Annabelle Fleur is wearing a Spanish-inspired shoulderless short dress with studded chunky block heels and a matching studded shoulder bag.

Dress: Capulet, Bag: The Kooples, Sandals; Laurence Dacade, Jewelry: Nialaya

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