There's a whole world beyond the LBD
When in doubt, opt for a black dress. Long or short, fitted or loose, lacy or silky; no other piece in our wardrobe has the power to fix nearly every fashion dilemma. Tour favourite LBD? Works just as it does layered under an oversized blazer for running errands. During a summer heatwave, a linen shirt dress is your saviour; come winter. it's all about knitted and ribbed materials. Versatility doesn't mean boring, though. From sexy, backless designs to playful, puff-sleeve pieces, there's a black dress for every aesthitic out there. The perfect, simple base for making your own style mark.
As a wardrobe staple, there's no shortage of black dresses out there. But too much choice can prove overwhelming. Where's one to start looking when a simple Google search returns endless results? To save you the hassle, we have picked out the best black dresses of our choice. These are the dresses to love now and wear for seasons to come.
The Long Black Dress
Maxis often get overlooked when it comes to the popularity of the LBD but we think that every wardrobe needs a long black dress. Nothing looks more elegant than head-to-toe black and it's an outfit that doesn't need much help from accessories. To avoid feeling swamped by fabric; look for designs with cut-outs or details that draw the eye and offer a glimpse of skin. These will look equally great with chunky sandals for day, delicate heels for night and tall boots come autumn.
The Little Black Dress
The LBD is a classic for a reason. Come rain or shine, date night or party, day at the beach or running errands, it works for every occasion. It's all about the style you choose and the accessories you add. A high neckline and long sleeves instantly refine an LBD whereas a strappy, cami design is more casual.
The Open-Back Black Dress
Sometimes you don't need to show any leg to nail the sexy look. An open-back dress - especially in an inly black - is the ultimate cool girl, date night look.
The Black Midi Dress
Midi dresses really are the lazy girl's best friend: an all-in-one outfit with a super flattering length that works whatever your plans, made all the more versatile in black.
The Black Lace Dress
Black lase dresses get a bad rap for being dated but we prove that the black lace can feel fresh and modern. We love this sweet silhouette, especially when toughened up with biker boots and a leather blazer.
The Black Dress With Cut-Outs
If there's one trend to buy into this summer, it's the cut-out trend. Whether you fancy a keyhole neckline, flashes of skin at the waist or an asymmetric cut, the market is awash with options. Perfect for parties (or dressing up for the pub).
Polka Heart Black Dress
If you're looking for a black dress that's perfect for a day wear, channel LIONESS and go for a polka heart black dress! Accentuate a 80's style pin-up dress with bold red accessories (and a bold lip), or go the extra mile and get a little wicker bag and headscarf.
Black Gingham Dress
For a Further update, go for a bold print. This Gingham black and white boho maxi dress is a maximalist's dream, Highlighter brights will always be a welcome addiction to breath life into a muted outfit!
Bodycon Black Dress
If you're looking for a black dress that shows off a little body, a bodycon dress is an obvious choice! With this dress you showcase your unual minimalist style, which needs only a liitle extra elevation through silver jewellery.