Black dress to go from day to night
When you're not sure which colour to wear, you're likely to reach for a black dress. Timeless, effortless, and versatile, black goes with anything. A black day dress is an easy way to look professional at the office, while the classic LBD is a wardrobe must-have. Worried that black will wash you out? If you have pale skin, you can still wear black. However, it's a good idea to accessorise with other colours, particularly near your face. Add colourful statement jewellery, a scarf or pashmina to make the black colour pop on you. A bright belt could also be added, depending on the style of dress. This can have the added bonus of highlighting your figure. You should also avoid wearing black tights underneath your dress.
Little black dress: make the LBD work for you
Your black evening dress should be a go-to garment. Heading out in the evening and need to look good? You know that you'll look amazing in your LBD. Choose one that flatters your figure. A fit-and-flare style looks great on hourglass shapes, while if you have a rectangular body, you can choose either a bodycon dress or a voluminous cocoon-style dress. Think about the areas you want to highlight, and those you want to downplay. If you don't like your arms, you could opt for a little black dress with sleeves. However, for a more sophisticated but still flattering look, try one with a lace or chiffon overlay that curtains over the arms. There are thousands of styles of LBD out there, so experiment until you find the one that's right for you. Just make sure it's comfortable – you want to be able to dance!
Choose a black dress for chic office wear
A black dress for the office can bring a level of sophistication to your office wardrobe. It's particularly useful if you're starting out in your career, and not sure what to wear; black is an easy way to look professional. A well-fitted black sheath dress will work in most office environments. For a very smooth silhouette, look for one that is lined. It should lightly skim your body, giving you enough room to breathe. A black wrap dress can also look great, and gives you the chance to show off a funky necklace. Be careful with the neckline, though, and make sure the wrap is not too low.