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These style tips will elevate your little black dress, no cap!

Add some effortless versatility to your wardrobe.

A little black dress a.k.a LBD is everything! It's versatile, it's flattering and it's classic! What's not to like about this piece of clothing that takes pride in its multifaceted personality? Whether you want to exude an 'Excel expert' vibe or you wish to slay like a kween in the club, an LBD has you covered (or not!) From elegantly modest to your sexiest best, irrespective of your fashion preferences, this style has a total people-pleaser personality and is loved by all.

An LBD comes in all shapes and sizes—from a basic slip dress (which will inarguably be the most worn this szn) to one featuring cut-outs or corset details. The beauty of this dress is that it’s like a blank black canvas; you can dress it up and make it your own just by choosing different silhouettes and accessories. 

Let's face it, none of us knows for sure whether our current relationship will last nor can we answer the question, 'Where do you see yourself in five years?' But there's one thing we can be certain of, and that's the fact that even years and decades later, our relationship with LBDs will still be thriving. 

Don't let LBDs get pulled into the black hole of monotony, especially when you can spice things up with so many variations. If you're looking to elevate your LBD, here's all the inspo you will need!

Belt it 

One of the easiest ways to dress up an LBD is by accessorising it with a belt—it will turn your simple day look into a night look in seconds. Remember, the chunkier the belt, the better. It will give the whole look some shape, especially if you’re styling a boxier fit. You can keep it monochromatic and let the belt stand out.

Pair it with pastels

The little black dress and pastels share an unlikely friendship in the fashion world. Pastel accessories provide the pop of colour you need to break the monotony of black in the most subtle way. For instance, if you’re looking for an outfit for a brunch or a birthday party, consider an LBD with some dimension (maybe one with puffy sleeves or one that is cinched at the waist) and pair it with pastel purple heels and a matching clutch. If you have an important client meeting, consider wearing a simple little black dress with a pastel-hued blazer. Effortless, yet elegant! 


Ace the model-off-duty look

On days you don’t want to style an outfit, the easiest thing to do is pull out an LBD. However, if you don’t want it to look basic, you can take inspiration from the model-off-duty look. Throw on a denim jacket or shirt, and a pair of white sneakers, and complete the look by wearing your hair in a sleek low bun. Easy-peasy and ready to take on the day.

Embrace the all black

We often forget how stunning an all-black outfit looks. Some might argue it can get boring, but picture this—an LBD worn with a black blazer, a pair of sneakers (or heels), accessorised with a black bag, and dangling earrings. It’s a classic silhouette that will never be off-trend. 


Accessorise with texture

If your LBD needs some amping up, pair it with accessories with a bit of texture. We’re talking about some fabulous feather detailing or prints (think snakeskin or animal) that accentuate the black. Pair it with some muted make-up and minimal jewellery, and you have an extremely versatile look that works effortlessly from day to night. 

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