Little black dress is everyone’s favourite ace up the sleeve when it comes to festive attire. It’s stylish, sexy and oh so easy to pull of, therefore it’s no wonder you get to see about 30 similar styles donned at your office’s Christmas party.
The little black dress surely is a savvy choice of party wear but isn’t it a little – dare we say – boring?
With black being the ultimate neutral colour option, we like the idea of upgrading the all black outfit by rocking something of a bolder cut.
THE LITTLE – TURNED – MINI DRESS
If you’re on a hunt for something fun and don’t mind showcasing your legs, a black mini dress could become your next best companion to all the seasonal festivities ahead. Although a mini dress could be considered as risqué for family/work related occasions, pairing it with an opaque pair of tights will keep the look tame enough and at the same time not renounce you of all things sexy. For the nights out on the town it is perfectly cool to leave the tights behind and let the dress shine in its full daring glory – it’s what it’s made for after all!
LBD FOR LONG BLACK DRESS
Turn up the glam factor by choosing to go long with the black dress for a special occasion. A black maxi dress just might be the easiest way to achieve the highest level of sophistication with a single piece of clothing. When it comes to long dresses, it is important to bear in mind the majority of your body is covered in material. This is also why black is a fabulous pick – it never fails to look amazing!
SPLIT IT INTO A SET
Switching your traditional dress for a skirt set is a great way to stick to the original concept of lbd’s elegance and yet throw in a twist at the same time. If you tend to go for soft, feminine silhouettes and frills, going for an all black set that consists of an A line skirt is a pretty solid way to mix the concept of cute with the colour black. Sounds like an unmatchable pair, but aren’t those the ones that usually give the best results?
ADD TULLE FOR A TWIST
Tulle as a material has evolved far from being exclusively reserved for ballerinas and blushing brides. Instead of sticking to a single length, having a layered, full-bodied tulle skirt is bound to add a bit of dramatic flare to your outfit, whist still keeping a modern edge. Not to mention it is an unquestionable head turner for when you’re just gunning for that wow effect.
DRESSING UP WITHOUT THE DRESS
Some girls are just not partial to wearing skirts and dresses. Does that mean they should just wave the whole occasion wear concept goodbye? Absolutely not. Jumpsuits are a perfect blend of comfort and style – almost like a loophole of fashion. They suit every body type and elongate the silhouette, yet give the outfit an edge as they radiate a certain dose of cool. It’s even better if you are looking for something that will not intertwine with your plans to take over the dance floor. After all, is there a number more befitting for a dancing queen?
Regardless of whether you’re colour clad or a member of the “I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour” crew, it’s always good to switch it up a bit – in wardrobe as in life.
And what better time to indulge yourself in such a treat than in expectation of the holidays?