6 Simple Ways to Make Your Little Black Dress All the Chicer

When it comes to wardrobe staples, the little black dress often reigns supreme for many. Rightfully so, that perfect LBD is incredibly versatile in that it can be dressed up or down to suit a variety of styles and occasions. While you may have a go-to way you enjoy wearing your trusty LBD, we thought some fresh inspo could be of interest if you’re looking to mix it up from time to time.

To showcase the outfit ideas in question, we turned to some of our favorite fashion follows to uncover A+ looks. Essentially, we found that there are six key ways to make whatever LBD silhouette you love feel all the chicer. Below you’ll be able to see some of the styling tricks we’re talking about. You’ll also find a range of shopping picks for further inspiration.


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Take a black minidress to the next level by adding an of-the-moment slouchy blazer and layered jewelry.


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A pretty blouse wrapped around a black dress feels different and incredibly elevated.


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You can't deny the power of a simple yet chic look featuring a black slip dress and coordinating heels.


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Want a more casual vibe? Consider wearing a black sweatshirt over a dress for something unexpected. Knee-high boots and sharp accessories complete the vibe.


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Teaming a pair of chunky flat boots with your gorgeous LBD feels quite modern.


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Layer a printed turtleneck underneath a sleeveless dress for a directional feel.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.