3 Ways To Style Your Everyday Black Dress

The plain black dress. Don't confuse it with the little black dress from 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'. I'll be talking about that simple, everyday dress that you wear for your daily activities. Nothing fancy, or extravagant or tailored. Just the simple dress that most of us have it in our wardrobes but don't know how to make it work and make it as interesting as possible. I personally haven't wore a black dress for years because when I was working for big fashion retailers we had an all-black dress code so after I stopped working for them I was so fed up with black, I've started wearing all the colours of the rainbow!

As time went by, I started adding some black pieces to my wardrobe and especially simple black dresses because they are so versatile and you can easily dress them up or down for any occasion. Here are some ideas to upgrade your everyday black dress game and make it work hard for you. 


Go Casual

All these years that I wore black for work made me despice anything black but now by adding my trainers and a super cosy jacket makes me fall in love with black again. Any type of casual shoes and jackets will help you create this look but try to avoid dark colours as they will just blend in with the black and make the whole outfit a bit bland. 


Go smart but... girlie


Regardless my experience with black, a black dress can always save the day when you're meeting clients, or you have an important meeting at work. The best way to style it for the occasion is to add some bright/girlie touches to your outfit. A pink relaxed blazer, a brightful bag or a pair of funky glasses can make such an difference in creating a stylish outfit. If you don't want to add too much colour, you can choose one funky accessory (shoes are usually the easiest to match it with) which will make a nice contrast with the dress and everything else can be more subtle. 


Go all-black! 


Controversial, I know! I've been talking about how to make black interesting and here I go, suggesting to go all black. So let me explain. There's nothing wrong with a total black look. Especially for a nigh-out it can be a very elegant choice. What we're exploring here is how to make a simple everyday black dress look more interesting and stylish and you can wear even for a night-out. So yes, you can of course go for all-black but add as much jewellery as you can! You can add many chain necklaces or wear big statement earrings or go for an interesting hairpiece and you'll instantly have transformed the dress into a night-out extravaganza. Shoes can also add more styling points to your outfit so choose wisely.  

So there you have it! Some easy to ways to get as many wears as possible from your everyday black dress just by adding some interesting details to your outfit. 

BONUS TIP: Don't forget your lipstick! A deep red lipstick makes such a stylish & sexy contrast with the black, it will be the perfect finishing touch to your outfits. 


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