In August, I wrote about my top 10 wardrobe staples every woman needs in her closet. And every month I am highlighting on of those staples, and telling you WHY you need it. This month’s staple is all about the Little Black Dress, which is probably my #1 every woman must have this in her closet staple piece.
A little black dress (LBD) can be worn for just about any occasion (except maybe the gym). If you pick a classic cut, nothing to trendy or sexy for your staple dress, it can take you from the office, to a date night, to drinks to a party. It is all about styling it.
A little black dress is something you definitely want to spend some money on. It doesn’t have to cost you a fortune, but something of good quality will take you from season to season for years. The cut is up to you- pick a style that is super flattering for your body type and that you feel really good in. I suggest considering something sleeveless because then you can wear it in any season, layer under and over it. Of course that is a personal preference, but being able to layer definitely gives you more options.
Now, let’s take a look at 3 very different ways you can style the exact same dress.
I chose this little black dress from Nordstroms for several reasons. It is a classic cut and would look good on most body types. It has enough interest with the ruffles without being super trendy. It is sleeveless, which makes it good for layering. Plus, it is $148, which isn’t crazy expensive but it should be good quality to last several years (remember we are going for classic, wardrobe staples that will last).
Add a blazer (or cardigan) to your little black dress and pair it with a pair of pumps for a perfect office look. If pumps aren’t your thing, you can always go with a pair of flats.
Layering under is a great way to dress down an LBD, like with this plaid shirt, and finish the look with a pair of casual booties. You could also do a chambray shirt or layer over with a jean jacket.
For a date night or a party, the only thing you need to do is throw on a great pair of shoes and a statement necklace, and you will be ready to go!
Shop some favorite LBDs below:
So I am hoping everyone has at least 1 LBD in their closet (if not more!) but if you don’t, then hopefully I have convinced you that it is a must have.