Little Black Dress

Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.

‘Tis the season for events, gatherings, and spending time with one another. As the days grow shorter, your to-do list grows longer. With so much to do and so little time before the holidays, the last thing on your mind is what event or party you’ve been invited to this weekend. You dream of more days off work to leisurely finish up your shopping or cozy weekends spent relaxing with your significant other binge watching Netflix.

Instead, you wake up from your perfect dream to new invitations in your inbox, cookies on your doorstep, and family arriving from out of town. Your calendar is filled from top to bottom with celebrations from now until the new year. It’s the one time of year you can’t say “no” to anyone. You can’t simply make lame excuses and easily get out of the holiday cheer. Kindness is given and reciprocation is expected.

With the busyness and stress of the holiday season, wouldn’t it be nice to have one piece in your closet that could be worn for all of the events on your holiday calendar? Something that is simple and can work for any occasion without as much as a second thought? A little black dress is perfect for any celebration. Dress it up for a party or night out and dress it down for gatherings with family and friends. This holiday season, spend more time worrying about perfecting the cookie recipe and less time worrying about the perfecting a holiday outfit.

Take a look at your calendar. What do you have going on? Family holiday gatherings passing around cookies? Christmas church masses? Endless shopping at the mall finishing up your lists? A little black dress could be the perfect look with the right casual styling to wear to all of these places. Here are my tips and tricks for styling a LBD for any casual holiday event.

Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.

Casual LBD style ideas:

1. Pair it with a long cozy cardigan
2. Wear it with tall casual boots
3. Style a chunky sweater on top of the dress
4. Accessorize with a fuzzy knit scarf and minimal everyday makeup
5. Wear with thick tights or leggings

Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.

Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.

In this look, I paired my casual black dress with a chunky beige cardigan and tall black equestrian boots. I accessorized with a black, knit, fringe scarf and a bold red lip.

Are there more glamorous events filling up your weeks? Classy office holiday parties? A festive date night downtown? A glittery holiday wedding to attend? It’s  all cocktail dresses and champagne flutes. With dressy pieces, you can easily bring your LBD to the next level and be a shining star at all of these occasions. Here is my style advice for creating the perfect dressy look.

Dressy LBD style ideas:

1. Pair it with luxe fabrics such as satin, lace, sequins, leather, or velvet. These types of fabric will create a more dressy vibe to the outfit.
2. Style it with high heels or heeled booties
3. Wear it beneath a trendy jacket
4. Accessorize with bold statement jewelry and makeup
5. Choose sheer or patterned tights to wear with it

Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.Styling tips for the perfect little black dress.

In this little black dress look, I styled a black, lace, button up top beneath the dress. I paired it with a bold lip, statement necklace, sparkly nude tights, and glittery booties. The different types of fabrics elevate the look and gives a more formal flair. Take these LBD ideas out for a spin this Christmas season and let me know how it looks! Leave me a comment below!

Until next time.

XOXO