Guest Post by Michael Edmondstone – Ways to wear that little black dress

We all know that the little black dress is a do-it-all wardrobe staple. The beauty of a little black dress is that it can be dressed up or dressed down to suit virtually any occasion or any current fashion trend. Let’s take a look at some current little black dress trends on the runways and red carpets that you can emulate in your everyday style.

     

Office

Traditionally, a little black dress and blazer have been a winning office combination. Update the look for 2012 by adding some flirty peplum blazers to your collection, a hot trend that will continue through the autumn and winter seasons. Go for basic black or try one of this season’s hot colours—violet or cobalt blue. Round out your look with some basic black pumps and a simple eye-catching pendant.

Little Black Luxe

Not sure what to wear for that charity gala event? You can’t go wrong with your little black number. Dress it up by pairing it with one of this season’s luxe trends: fur. Get some accessories online at Avenue 32 – chandelier earrings, a statement necklace or a studded belt—to complete your look. If you’re not into fur, the Breakfast at Tiffany’s look is a formal wear classic: all you’ll need is a little black dress, elbow-length black gloves, a strand of pearls, and a sleek up do.

Cool and Casual 

If sleek, glitzy accessories are the key to dressing up your little black number, then dressing it down is all about choosing pieces that will help you create a more relaxed vibe. Long necklaces and printed scarves make great, casual neckwear choices to complement that little black dress, as do hats, ankle-length boots, and oversized bags. A hot tip for autumn is that floral prints are in this season, so try wearing your little black number with a floral printed scarf or a pair of floral printed leggings.

    

Metallic Marvel 

If you want a great look for a night out on the town, make your little black number a metallic marvel. Metallic pieces are trending this season, and will give your outfit that extra pop it needs when you’re out for a night of drinks and dancing. To make a bold statement, pair metallic vest or leggings with your little black number; for something more subtle, try a metallic heel or scarf.

How do you wear your Little Black Dress? Michael X

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