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8 Ways to Style a Little Black Dress

We all love the little black dress. The LBD is sexy, classy, and versatile. It is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, and I’ve created a list of 8 fresh, bold ways to style your favorite little black dress for your next occasion.

1. Cocktail Hour: All Black

There are few things classier than an all-black outfit. For your next cocktail event, whether it be a rehearsal dinner or fancy birthday festivities, try your little black dress with black shoes and a black bag.

girl wearing pleated long silk skirt with black jacket and black heels

You can add an elegant pop of color like a gold statement necklace or a bold red lip.

2. Black with a Bright Pop of Color

Another fun way to add color to your little black dress is with your shoes or purse. If you have a LBD that you love but want to add some spunk, try a bright heel.

Pinks, reds, and blues look amazing with black, and you’ll feel both stylish and fun all night long.

3. Winter Class

Black is a great color all year round, but it’s especially stylish during the winter months.

girl wearing sequined black dress with thigh high red velvet boots and fur coat

Pair your little black dress with some black tights, your favorite pair of boots, and a classy, camel-colored winter coat. You can accessorize even more with a scarf and bold lipstick.

4. Keeping it Summer Cool

Black doesn’t have to just be for the winter months. If you’re looking for a fun new summer look, try styling your LBD with a cute pair of wedges and some bright tassel earrings.

woman wearing mid-calf black strapless dress with silver strappy heels

If you want to add more to this look, try a floppy straw hat or fedora.

5. Rocker Chic

Your little black dress is already edgy, but add some sass with a black leather jacket and thigh-high boots.

This stylish look is even better with a gold necklace and earrings, as well as a subtle pink lip. 

6. The Professional LBD

Who said the little black dress can’t be work appropriate? Pair your favorite LBD with a floral patterned or solid-color blazer for the office.

business woman wearing black sheath dress with purple blazer and nude pumps

You can add some nude-colored flats or pointed pump heels to finish off your sophisticated look.

7. Casual Cute

Your little black dress is versatile, and it’s perfect for daytime shopping or meeting friends for lunch. Try pairing your LBD with your favorite pair of white sneakers and a jean jacket.

woman wearing black sleeveless flowy dress with white hat and white sneakers

Add boldness to your look with a big pair of sunglasses and tortoise-shell earrings.

8. The Little Bohemian Black Dress

The kimono is a timeless fashion accessory. Throw your favorite kimono over a black dress, add some brown sandals, toss a wave or two in your hair, and embrace your inner bohemian style!

woman wearing bohemian little black dress with kimono and black hat

The little black dress is truly a fashionista’s best friend. You can wear it for any occasion, and you can style it in a thousand different ways.

Grab your LBD, add your own personal flare, and head out to show off your new stylish wardrobe.

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