Fashion’s Fast Fives: 5 ways to style your little black dress
Stretch your dollar by learning to style the same LBD for 5 different occasions
by Michelle Yeoh /
February 23, 2018
The perennial little black dress is a modern classic. Every stylish woman has it in her closet. Its genius lies in its simplicity — its austere form and elementary colouring (or lack thereof) renders it as the ultimate go-to for every woman, and for all occasions.
The LBD will take you places, from work, to a fancy dinner, and to brunch the very next day. If you’re looking to spice up your trusty LBD, we’ve got the styling tips for you. Have we piqued your interest? You can only watch the video above to find out more.
Get started by shopping our edit on the most chic LBDs to own right now:
9 classy and stylish little black dresses to expand your arsenel of staples
Lamé mini dress
This slinky black lamé slip dress perfectly encapsulates Saint Laurent’s rock-n-roll vibe. Complete with a liquid-like lustre and a low back, this ‘90s-style grunge number is equal parts edgy and sexy.
Saint Laurent v-neck dress, $1,196
Fluted sleeve dress
This straight cut dress is imbued with elegant volume via wide fluted, wrist-grazing cuffs. Whether you’re teaming this with sandals and a simple straw bag for casual off-days, or dressing it up with accessories for a glam night out, this versatile number works for every occasion.
Elizabeth and James dress, $198
Effortlessly chic, this silk-velvet piece has a ruffled panel that winds down one side of the V-neckline and segues into a peplum panel at the waist. Tuck this into a pair of high-waisted, baggy ‘90s-style jeans and let the peplum swing above the waistband for a cute look.
Raquel Diniz dress, $963
Boasting of a smooth, fluid form and almost-seamless tailoring, this ribbed dress is made from sculpting ribbed stretch-knit. Meaning, it’ll hug and flatter your frame. We’re loving the sleek asymmetric neckline as well — flaunt that collarbone, ladies!
Cushnie et Ochs stretch-knit dress, $890.49
Off-shoulder bandage dress
Dress with cutouts
Made from a double layer of stretchy modal fabric for a snug, flattering fit, this dress from T by Alexander Wang has a triangle-shaped cut-out and gathered bodice that is secured by adjustable silk ties to fit every bust size. Form-flattering and perfect for big-busted ladies? This dress is practically the gift that keeps on giving.
T by Alexander Wang dress, $330.31
Fitted collar dress
Fashioned from pure linen, this (literal) vintage number features a high standing collar displaying an open slit and a front centred slit to match. Sleek and simple, this one’s great for the minimalists out there.
Versace Vintage dress, $754
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