This holiday season, do yourself a favor and buy the perfect little black dress that will take you to multiple events no matter what the dress code is. Think of this dress as your base canvas. Then build your outfit over the dress depending on the occasion. The styling possibilities are endless! Below I’m breaking down four styling options for you, brunch, drinks out, movie day and Thanksgiving dinner. I also have written about 5 Ways To Stand Out In Your LBD here!
Choosing Your Little Black Dress
When you’re looking for a perfect LBD, it’s all about the fabric and cut. The dress that I’m wearing in this post has fabric you can simply roll up, put in your suitcase and unpack it, unwrinkled when you get there. I love a low maintenance dress for holiday travel that always looks great!
This cut you want to be somewhat form-fitting, but not tight. Look for a length just above or below the knee and clean, classic lines. You want this base layer to translate from an office party to drinks out flawlessly. Look for a dress that makes you feel beautiful and comfortable when you wear it.
Don’t be afraid to spend more than you normally would on a dress to get quality fabric and perfect cut!
Keep scrolling to read more about the chic dress I’m wearing at the end of this post.
Brunch is always something I look forward to, but this could also be a casual Thanksgiving dinner look. I wore a cozy cropped jacket over and scrunched boots in the same nude tone. My hair is effortlessly pulled back into an easy ponytail with a ribbon. The bag I’m carrying has the handle wrapped with a skinny scarf also in the blush color pallet.
This look is a trendy night out look I love. If you do not have a leopard jacket yet, you need one! I like to stock up on classic animal prints when they are trending. Leopard will ALWAYS be in style!
I choose a fun studded boot here for comfort. However, knee-high or OTK boots with a heel would look stunning as well. They would also keep you warmer if it were cold outside. A clutch is more night-time friendly to be. The black leather and simple lines with gold bar tend to tone down the jacket and boots here.
A movie day is always a part of my families holidays. Nothing better than seeing the new Hollywood blockbuster out on a lazy day!
Layer denim or other casual fabrics such as cozy plaid flannels over your dress. Then add sneakers with a crossbody, and you’re ready to go.
This look has all the bling, so it’s meant for a fancy dinner out. Let your dress shine with dressy heels, bold jewelry, and a lux coat. Add some big sunnies for more drama. A red lip would look gorgeous as well!
The gorgeous black dress I’m wearing is from a company I can stand behind called Discourse.
For 20% off your order USE CODE HERFASHIONEDLIFE20
More about Discourse below:
Discourse was founded in 2017 by Jessica and Alex Wood to address a void in contemporary womenswear through sustainable and ethically manufactured designs that are also fun and approachable. Designed and manufactured in New York City, the collections are inspired by people, places, and the desire to create. Stylistically, we pride ourselves on creating elevated staple pieces with unique, eye-catching twists that differentiate from the traditional sustainable aesthetic while maintaining a utilitarian touch.
The brand revolves around creating accessible and lighthearted designs accentuated with rich fabrics that have exceptional touch, with the versatility to take you from work to out on the town. Discourse embodies the desire to curate a closet with purpose, thoughtfully crafting each garment to be worn for years.
In Collaboration with Discourse
Photography: Cathy Sunu
Be sure to follow me on my social channels and subscribe now, so you don’t miss the next post 🙂