5 New Ways to Wear Your Little Black Dress
Inspired ideas for your everyday
Your LBD is a favorite for a reason: It fits you like a glove, it spans all seasons and it can take you from work to drinks in a snap. But so much depends on how you style it. We’ve teamed up with White House Black Market to bring you five new ways to wear your beloved little black dress.
With a Belted Scarf
Blanket scarves are basically human cocoons and should be worn as such. A poncho-esque drape is a cozy addition to your LBD, but on days when you’d like a more polished look, belt the scarf at your waist. Pointed-toe flats will then keep this ensemble from veering into pajama territory.
With Flashy Accessories
For a fancier night out, dress up your LBD with statement jewelry and killer heels. Celestial accessories are trending big-time, so this creative take on a choker-meets-pendant necklace will be the star of your ensemble—until they catch a glimpse of the stunners on your feet. Pair it all with a glitzy clutch and you’re good to go.
This is transitional dressing at its finest. Slip a warm knit over your little black dress (and on even cooler days, a tough jacket over that). Then step into this season’s top shoe (you know, the stacked-heel booties that hit a little above the ankle). Oh, and now would be a great time to put on those oversize earrings your lobes have been begging to wear.
Atop High Boots
Pairing your LBD with flat boots is one of the best ways to wear it in cooler weather. Layering on a cardigan sweater that hits below the hip contributes to that long-and-lean look—but in a daytime, “there are children around” way.
Over Pants or Jeans
Wearing a dress with pants is certainly nothing new, but how you style it in 2016 should be. Keep proportions in mind. Around knee-length is good for the dress—anything shorter won’t look quite right. Opt for edgy accessories (you can’t go wrong with velvet heels and a chain-link bag) to make the look fresh.