The closet staple that never goes out of style? A little black dress. A strong LBD doesn’t just work; it works well. Naturally, fashionistas can sometimes be a bit nervous or even intimidated on how to approach an LBD. Relax. Our words of advice (and encouragement) are simple. When slipping into an LBD, it’s best to just let it do all the hard work.
This Norma Kamali Short Sleeve Shirred Dress is the dreamiest dress to add to just about every single wardrobe. It’s the small article of clothing that’s so transitional, it’ll leave a major impact everywhere it’s worn.
It’s best to think of an LBD as a road map. From work to weekends and every date night in-between, it’s the route everyone is always looking to take. With so much to do and so little time to do it, we’re here to help. Looking to avoid all of those unwanted detours when styling this top-rated LBD? Well, that’s simple. Call it the shortcut to styling, as we’re here to reroute everyone. These are our three styling recommendations that will have all of our outfits looking error-proof.
1. The Work-Approved Look
The hardest part of our day? The mornings, obviously. It’s difficult to know what the day is going to throw our way, let alone dressing for it. The simple solution? This dress, of course. It’s the perfect base to build off of. Since it’s always better to be overdressed than undressed, we’d recommend a blazer or a light cardigan.
It not only pays tribute to traditional tailoring with its silhouette, but it also does so with a major upgrade, too. Adding a blazer or a cardigan is an easy way to that will be perfect when going from desk to drinks and every work-related event in between. Go ahead and add a black strappy sandal and a matching tote to tackle the day in style.
2. The Ready-for-the-Weekend Look
Our work weeks are tough, but our weekends shouldn’t be. That’s why a heeled sandal is our perfect pair of shoes when looking to take a vacation from our typical day-to-day. The thick, chunky heel is comfortable enough to be worn all day — or night — long. Best of all? A little platform is so perfectly on-trend right now.
Not into heels? Go for a flat sandal that will also pair to perfection when worn with the simple black dress. Looking to finish the entire outfit off in style? Throw a chic crossbody over our shoulder, and we’re done!
3. The Date Night-Approved Look
With the black dress being so simple in its silhouette, it’s important to create balance. Our easy solution? Add a layer that’s feminine and flirty, of course! A strong jacket is key and the perfect piece that does just that.
Opt for a trench, especially one with a pop of color like this. Want a more classic look? Go for a denim jacket, an essential every closet should have. The borrowed from the boys look will score extra points, too! A leather jacket is always an option too for the cool biker babe appeal. When throwing our curled hair up in a high pony-tail and strapping on a pair of strappy heel stilettos, it’s the cool-girl outfit that will have date night hotter than ever!
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