The Little Black Dress (or LBD) is a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, and if you’re like me, there are a few styles of this dress on rotation in your closet. They’re perfect for weddings, work, big meetings, days when you can’t decide what to wear … you get it, versatility is the LBD’s middle name.
With the impending cold weather, I took to my closet this week and started mixing and matching to determine how I could extend the life of my sleeveless and shorter-sleeved little black dresses through the winter months. Initially, I thought this was going to be a challenge, but eventually realized it’s quite possible to carry your favorite LBDs into spring.
The key here is layers. By adding extra layers to your favorite little black dress, you’ll stay warm throughout the winter, and have the ability to dress up or down, depending on where you’re headed.
This gorgeous, figure-hugging LBD from TallGirls.co.uk is one of my favorite looks for summer, so I’ve paired it with a soft, long-sleeved turtleneck, also from TallGirls.co.uk to add dimension, color and shape to the outfit.
Both pieces have plenty of stretch in them to move with you throughout the long work day. And this style can be easily dressed up with patent leather shoes and patterned tights, or worn with suede ankle boots, as I did recently for work.
Add a plum lip color, statement earrings and a wool hat, this classic look transforms into a modern + chic style.
One of my closest friends says that you “need to acquire accessories to accessorize”, and she couldn’t be more right with this look. Alone, a classic LBD can carry your outfit, but once you incorporate a few layers, try to add statement accessories to create proportions and tie the look together.
This elegant black turtleneck dress from TallGirls.co.uk is already well-suited for fall with short sleeves and a beautiful woven texture that mimics a sweater dress. However for winter, I’ll be adding a crisp white oxford underneath, opaque tights, and a statement necklace/earrings for the work week.
How do you wear your LBDs during the wintertime?
Look One Dress - Midi Vest Dress thanks to Tallgirls.co.uk (here)
Look One Top - Jersey Polo Neck thanks to Tallgirls.co.uk (here)
Look One Shoes - Low Pointed Ankle Boot thanks to Tallgirls.co.uk (here)
Look One Hat - Navy Hat from Massimo Dutti (here)
Look One Bag - From a local shop in Italy (similar here)
Look Two Dress - Turtle Neck Dress thanks to Tallgirls.co.uk (here)
Look Two Oxford - Old from Gap (similar here)
Look Two Necklace - Mudd Gold Tone Seed Bead Long Necklace from Kohls (here)
Look Two Key Charm - Faux Fur Pom Pom Key Charm from Michael Kors (here)
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