It doesn’t matter what your style is – whether it’s casual, femme-fatale, boho or grunge – a little black dress is an essential item in your wardrobe. Periodt. Since the dawn of time, and courtesy of Coco Chanel who popularized the style, women have flocked to the LBD for special events, dates, social gatherings, and looking like a boss babe at work. And for good reason. An LBD is easy to dress up or down and even easier to style in several different ways. So how do you find the perfect little black dress for your wardrobe? Fortunately, you don’t have to look too far. Here’s a few classic styles we love and how to wear them to give you some inspo.
Little Black Dress #1: The Bodycon
When it comes to little black dresses, we Stan the bodycon. The Bodycon dress, which is short for “body-conscious” or “body-confidence,” is a classic style usually made of stretchy material to show off your figure. We particularly love the bodycon dress because it makes a strong statement when worn by itself but can easily be accessorized or layered for multiple different looks.
Throw on the Bodycon Slip Dress or the Plus Size Bodycon Slit Dress with a pair of black strappy heels, some gold or silver jewelry, and a black clutch and you’re ready to hit that hot dinner date or the club.
Heading to an event where you might run into your ex? Be prepared in this Tie-Strap Bodycon Dress. Dress it up with some gold hoops and add a pop of color with orange, red, or colorblock heels. We love this dress because it gives a strong bodycon look with a touch of femme with the tie straps.
Looking to dress down your bodycon? Throw on a light blue cropped denim jacket and some white sneakers. Accessorize your ‘fit with a leather backpack and you’ve got yourself a great urban day look.
Little Black Dress #2: The Cami
Let’s get back to basics. A little black cami dress is just what your wardrobe needs for those what-to-wear emergencies. They’re plain and simple and can be styled up or down, depending on the vibe. Wear this Cami Slit Dress with a pair of tan sandals and a matching tan bag for casual brunch catchups with the fam or throw on a pair of heels and you’re ready to hit the town.
Love the cami dress but looking for a little extra? This Ruched Cami Dress gives you the classic look of the cami but with a little femme touch. For a striking LBD style, check out our Asymmetrical Cami Dress. We love the asymmetrical neckline paired with a sexy side leg slit for delivering serious angles.
Little Black Dress #3: The Ruffled Trim
Is your style a little more femme? Ruffled trim dresses are great for accessorizing to give you a sweet, feminine ‘fit. Wear this Plus-Size Ruffle-Trim Dress with our Toe-Thong Lucite Wedge Heels for a dressy day look. Pun intended. Throw on a straw floppy hat and you’re ready for a trip to the countryside to visit vineyards. Wine down in this number and catch the sunset over the hills. Cheers!
Who says you can’t wear an LBD to the beach? Our black Plus Size Tiered Cami Dress is the best dress for throwing on over your bikini and heading to the local beach café for dinner. It’s comfy, breezy and flattering. Wear it with some espadrille flatform sandals for a casual just-rolled-off-the-beach glow.
Little Black Dress #4: The Mini
It’s Saturday night and you’ve rummaged through your closet, twice. This is why your wardrobe needs that perfect fallback option: the little black mini dress. It’s the best dress for heading out on the town with your besties. Turn heads in our One-Shoulder Mini Dress with ruched drawstring sides. Keep it simple and sophisticated: rock this dress with black strappy heels and a colored clutch.
Got a hot social event on a rooftop? Slip on the Plus-Size Linen-Blend Mini Dress. Spice it up with black boots or heels or keep it caszh with some flat sandals and a matching crossbody bag.
Little Black Dress #5: The Midi
For cocktail parties, dinner dates, and girls’ night, rock a little black midi dress. The midi length is not only flattering but modest and sophisticated. Slip on our Bustier Cami Midi Dress and head to that special evening event or dress it down with white sneakers and a cute crossbody bag for brunch with the fam. For the cooler weather, throw on a light denim jacket.
Got an event where your crush might be at? The Cutout Cami Midi Dress is here to win hearts big time. The modest length with the sexy cutouts create a perfect balance in showing some skin while looking sophisticated. We love this steamy dress worn with dangly silver earrings and simple black heels.
Little Black Dress #6: The Maxi
Arguably not an LBD but we love her anyway – the black maxi dress is a great addition to your wardrobe for events where you want to make a statement but dress a little more conservatively. Got a BBQ invite or Sunday Funday event? This calls for our Plus Size Surplice Cami Maxi Dress. For an effortless day look, throw on a pair of white sneakers, a dangly gold necklace and some plain hoops. Go bold and throw on a felt fedora and you’ll be the belle of the BBQ.