A little black dress, also known as an LBD, is a timeless fashion staple for good reason. This go-to garment can transcend time, trends, and seasons, regardless of shape or silhouette. And with the approaching holiday season, you have an excuse to go all out. So, rather than being the focal point of your ensemble, let your black dress serve as the foundation.
Whether you cinch your high-neck satin number with a corset or vest, layer a sequined cardigan over your strapless tube dress, pair your ribbed sweater dress with sparkly knee-high boots, or use a leather belt to add dimension to an already-textured look, there are plenty of ways to turn heads in an LBD that you’ve probably never thought of before. All of the styling advice provided below will assist you in creating festive party outfits that start simple and are easy to wear but feel a little more intentional than the tried-and-true combinations you’ve been recycling since fall.
Pouf sleeves, intricate cutouts, sheer panels, and even fringe are among the most popular styles on the market right now, but it’s all about how you draw attention to these elements. Scroll down for several styling tips to help you create a memorable ensemble with an LBD you already own. Alternatively, if you’re in need of a closet refresh, you can shop a few inspired pieces. Prepare to make a stylish statement in any of these chic, timeless designs, from La Ligne’s tiered midi to Selkie’s ruffle-trimmed dress.