If there is one piece in my wardrobe that I reach for year after year, it is my trusty black Ganni dress. Short with a pie crust collar, and made in stiff cotton, it is quite the statement and never boring, but so easy to dress up or down. It always makes me feel confident and chic, and I know I'm not the only one who relies on a wardrobe staple like this year-round.
But with autumn just around the corner, I for one am embracing the new season and thinking about how to switch things up, making the staple work as hard as possible for me. Styling my black dress with chunky loafers and cosy knits for example is all high on the agenda!
It doesn't get any classier than this look from Copenhagen-based Dina Hansen. Voluminous dress? Check. Ballet flats? Check. Black sunglasses? Check. It's a yes from me.
It's safe to say the humble LBD is one of the most hardworking pieces in our wardrobes, from wfh to weekend brunch the black dress does it all. So, whether you are planning ahead and thinking about where to find the best black dresses for autumn or looking for some inspo on how to style your trusty LBD with a 2023 spin, read on for my edit of the best black dresses, all split by price, to suit every budget. Happy Shopping!
Maybe you're a fan of a puff sleeve style like Thandi? Just add knee high boots and a trench and you're good to go.
Deborah's knitted maxi is perfect for chilly days.
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This stopped me in my tracks when I spotted this IRL.
I love how this has been styled with open-toe knee-high boots.
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You can style this with the shirt detail tucked in or out for a more louche vibe.
A velvet mini dress might be my new favourite thing.
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Wear this dress with chunky ankle boots now and then come summer swap out for minimal flats.
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Cecile is the fash-pack's favourite when it comes to voluminous dresses.
If you're heading away for some winter sun, this dress should be on your radar.
If you're heading to black tie wedding, consider this one shoulder style.
A silhouette you'll love wearing.
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