The little black dress is hanging in nearly every woman’s closet because it is so versatile; it can be worn day or night, for casual or formal occasions, and in any season. The problem with such a simple, versatile little black dress is how to make it look different each time it’s worn. Here are a few tips on how to make your little black dress even more versatile.
How to Makeover Your Little Black Dress: Accessorize
Not enough can be said about accessorizing where the little black dress is concerned; an accessory can entirely make the outfit and too many people think that the outfit stops with the dress.
Try switching up purses, adding a colorful belt, necklace or scarf to your little black dress to spice it up, or perhaps a hat; wide brimmed sun hats are quite glamorous for daytime wear with a little black dress.
Don’t be afraid to experiment here because fearless accessorizing can lead to the very best ensembles. Try mixing styles to create an eclectic look; perhaps pair an 80’s cuff bracelet with your classic little black dress, or a boho chic handbag.
How to Makeover Your Little Black Dress: Color
Color should be used sparingly with the little black dress so as not to dilute it, but if done right, a splash of color can entirely change the dress. Try adding a pair of red pumps, a red boho chic bag or classic clutch, or a red ruby necklace, or go eccentric and try a canary yellow silk scarf with your little black dress.
How to Makeover Your Little Black Dress: Layer
Don’t forget about the option of layering; depending on the season and particular style of your dress, you could layer a lace shawl, a plush pashmina, or a blazer over your little black dress to create different looks.
How to Makeover Your Little Black Dress: Shoes
Some people think of shoes as accessories, but they really are kind of in a category of their own. There is so much you can do with shoes to give variety to the little black dress. Depending on your other accessories and colors, you could play up the shoes wearing an eye catching red or play them down with a mute taupe or beige shade; you could go heel or flat. If you typically where your little black dress with a beige princess heel, try a peek-a-boo toe red heel. Try what you’ve never tried before.
How to Makeover Your Little Black Dress: Conclusion
Just think outside the box the next time you put on your little black dress; there’s no need to run out and buy a new little black dress for every occasion when you can just spice up the one you already have with items in your closet.
Please also look for my two coming articles on how to dress up your little black dress and how to dress down your little black dress; each of these articles go into a little more detail as to how to accomplish each look.