Black dresses are an absolute icon of the style world. For one hundred years, this piece has been a total staple in every stylish woman’s wardrobe, and it is constantly being reinvented in new cuts and amazing fabrics. This is definitely a core element of your closet so you should feel comfortable investing in it. A black dress will give you endless options for outfits, day to night, formal to casual. Here’s a little inspiration for how you can wear your black dress for all occasions:
Trendy Daywear: To wear your dress in a chilled, but still fashion-forward way, add some chunky white sneakers! The dad sneaker or ugly shoe trend is slowly becoming a bit of style staple! Add a crossbody bag, an oversized denim jacket, gold jewellery and a pair of thin, cat-eye sunnies and you’ll be right on trend!
Classic Casual: Sometimes, you want to look relaxed and timeless all at once! For the perfect day time outfit, add a pair of classic strappy sandals, a chic leather shoulder bag and an open white button-up over the top.
Androgynous Twist: This one is great for wearing your black dress to the office! Grab an oversized blazer that’s either classically vintage or sharp and black, slide on some interesting brogues and bring along a satchel bag. You’ll look pretty, professional and polished!
College Chic: Dressing up your black dress is easy when you lean into that college professor vibe that we all love! Throw on a loose, corduroy jacket, white socks, black oxfords, a leather backpack and tie a velvet ribbon in your hair (extra points for glasses!)
Contrasting Colours: Get contrasting with a monochrome tone! Cream and black are heavenly together! Add cream resin hoops, bangles, a classic cream leather bag and some understated black slides for a perfectly chic outfit!
Graceful and Classic: Why not try wearing your black dress in a classic way? Add some understated pearl earrings or metal studs, a pair of black pumps, a crocodile style black handbag and some tortoise sunnies! This will always look amazing, so it’s worth investing in these pieces!
Boho Babe: Get boho with your black dress! Throw on some black espadrilles, grab a woven sun hat and layer up the statement jewellery to look like a modern bohemian goddess. Beads are very big right now, so try layering a few beaded necklaces to look on-trend and effortlessly chic.
Winter Warmer: Wintertime doesn’t mean you have to banish your dress to the back of your wardrobe! Throw on some thick knit tights, a chunky knit jumper, an oversized black coat and your favourite pair of knee-high boots to keep cosy whilst looking stylish.
90s Grunge: 90s style is not going anywhere any time soon! Add some docs or sketchers, a long white tee layered underneath, a chain choker and a denim jacket to take your black dress back into the 90s! Swipe on some brown lipstick to really look the part.
Cocktail Hour: To dress your piece up for your next night out or cocktail hour, simply throw on some black strappy heels, an understated black handbag, chunky gold jewellery and a sharp leather jacket. This is seriously easy, and the effect is amazing!
By now you should be itching to try out some of these fun, playful and fashionable ways of wearing your black dress! There’s really no limit to the different ways you can style your piece, just keep adventuring and accessorising, that’s what getting dresses up is all about!