Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

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Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

Happy Thursday lovelies! I’m super excited for tomorrow because the boys are having a sleepover at the grandparents, and my husband and I are having a much-needed date night! And of course if there’s one outfit out there that always makes me look and feel my best for date night, it’s the classic Little Black Dress (LBD).

I mean you really can’t go wrong with the little black dress. It’s one of the most flattering colors, it’s chic-looking, and the possibilities are endless when it comes to styling it. So today I’m sharing my best tips for styling the little black dress so you can look amazing for your next big event! I’m also sharing two adorable looks and my top 10 ways to style the LBD!

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

Whether you’re wanting to dress up for date night, a work event, or a night out on the town with friends, a Little Black Dress is the perfect choice! But one thing holds true in all instances- getting the dreaded white marks is a no-go!

Since picking an outfit is the most time-consuming part of getting ready for many women, it’s no surprise that 90 percent of respondents said finding a white deodorant mark is annoying and inconvenient.

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Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

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Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

Now onto styling a little black dress! As mentioned before, the possibilities are endless and you can change the entire look of your little black dress just by switching up your accessories and shoes.

For the most versatility, I recommend choosing a black dress that has simple detailing. One of my favorite LBD’s is a basic halter style, which features a sexy, low-back detail. I love that I can style it several different ways simply depending on how I accessorize it and what I pair it with.

Sexy Date Night

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

For a sexy date night look, I kept it simple with a nude pair of heels, a simple pair of earrings, and added a black flower in my hair for a touch of elegance.

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

I’m seriously in love with this low back style!

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

Casual Boho

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

Another way I love to style the little black dress is by adding in a fringe kimono, a pendant necklace, and booties for an adorable boho chic look.

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

This look is absolutely perfect for late summer/early fall!

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

Tips for Styling the Little Black Dress

And in case you need any other ideas on how to style a little black dress, here’s 10 more ways to style it!

10 Ways to Style a Little Black Dress

  1. Date Night– Add in colorful accessories like bold earrings, a statement necklace, and a printed clutch for a fun evening look
  2. Work Ready– Pair with a form-fitting blazer and close-toed stilettos for a chic, work-wear ready look
  3. Classy Elegance– Select an elegant necklace such as pearls and pull your hair back in a sleek bun for an Audrey Hepburn inspired look
  4. Rocker Inspired– Grab a pair of lace-up sneakers, a loose jean jacket, and a bandana tie for the hair for a sexy rocker look
  5. Modest– Pair with some cute tights, a cardigan, and simple studs for a modest, girly look
  6. Cute & Casual– Add an infinity scarf, boots, and a military jacket for a casual look perfect for fall
  7. Bohemian Chic– Grab an over sized hat and pair with a kimono and gladiator sandals for a laid-back, summer style
  8. Bold Statement– Pair with a bold printed heel or clutch (like animal print) to really make a statement
  9. Western Flair– Select a pair of cowboy boots and denim jacket and rock it western style
  10. Girly– Pick your favorite wedges, some colorful earrings, and a cute purse for a girls night

Those are just a few ideas of how to style the Little Black Dress for your next big event! I personally love a good mix of girly and edgy, so I think I might just try the Rocker Inspired one next! Let me know which styling you’d love to try out for your LBD in the comments! I’d also love to know if you’ve tried out the newΒ Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant!

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


Hope you all have an amazing weekend! Thanks for stopping by! – Cara

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82 Comments

  1. I actually LOVE the boho look which isn’t usually my style. And I have major deodorant mark problems hehe.

    – Claudia
    http://justalittleblush.com

    Posted 8.9.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! I def. recommend Dove spray if you haven’t tried it. Because deodorant marks are SUCH a pain. lol

      Posted 8.10.17 Reply
  2. Jessica wrote:

    I can’t get over how gorgeous this LBD is! That back is stunning and it looks amazing on you πŸ™‚

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

    Posted 8.8.17 Reply
    • Thank-you Jessica! It’s definitely one of my new favorite dresses to have in my closet! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.10.17 Reply
  3. Nadine wrote:

    The LBD is one of my favorite pieces in my wardrobe for sure. Classic and timeless! I love the scoop on the back of yours! And I love this Dove spray! I have shared it in a recent empty post because I feel it truly doesn’t leave any marks and worked well in this Alabama heat!

    Posted 8.8.17 Reply
    • Oh that’s awesome! I’m glad you’re a fan of the Dove Spray too! And thank-you! Gotta love a LBD! πŸ˜‰

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  4. Loving this LBD on you with that berry colored cardigan! SO CUTE!!!!

    Posted 8.7.17 Reply
  5. Having a deodorant like this is ESSENTIAL! I hate having deodorant stains on my black clothing – SO obnoxious, haha!

    Posted 8.6.17 Reply
  6. Sally wrote:

    You can never go wrong with the LBD. I have a few of them for different occasions.

    Posted 8.6.17 Reply
  7. Julie May wrote:

    U look so pretty in this dress girl! And I love me some Dove deodorants! Love love love the fringe kimono and both pairs of booties too!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
    • Thanks Julie! I’m a huge fan of kimonos so I liked adding that boho feel to this look. Happy Tuesday!

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  8. Joy wrote:

    I love these ideas! I’m brining very minimal clothing on our Iceland/Europe vacation this fall, but I’m definitely packing an LBD. BUT since I’m limited with shoes and accessories, I’ll have to rock it a few different ways. Thank you for this!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
    • Thanks Joy! Yes, just by switching up accessories you can create several looks! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  9. Amber wrote:

    I’ve been loving that deodorant! I really like how you styled your dress!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  10. LOVE those booties!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
  11. Talisa wrote:

    The ‘sexy date night’ look has to be my favourite. I’m trying to add more dresses-with-cute-details to my wardrobe this year. I love the low back! So chic. The shoes look great on you too!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
    • Thank-you Talisa! I definitely recommend having at least one LBD in your wardrobe. It’s so versatile!

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  12. Meghan wrote:

    Wow I definitely need to try this out! i love Dove products!

    Posted 8.4.17 Reply
    • It’s one of my favorite beauty products right now! It’s amazing! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  13. Sierra wrote:

    Yay for date night! I hope you have a great time. A LBD is the perfect thing to wear. Keeping those white marks off can be a struggle but this Dove spray sounds great.
    Beautifully Candid

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! We had a great time and so did the kiddos with their grandparents! And I’m obsessed with the Dove Spray! It works so well!

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  14. Stephanie wrote:

    I love how versatile a little black dress can be, so many ways you can dress one up or down.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  15. Kristen wrote:

    I love black dresses like the one you’re wearing – they’re so easy to style in so many different ways πŸ™‚ Also, I LOVEEEE Dove products!

    Kristen | http://www.sophisticatedgal.com

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Can’t go wrong with a LBD or Dove! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  16. Carly wrote:

    This is such a cute LBD! I love how versatile they are and I love the looks you put together!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thanks Carly! It’s always great to be able to switch up a look with different accessories and pairings! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  17. Kristal wrote:

    I love the bold color in purple sweater you choose. Black is my uniform color can never go wrong.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  18. the LBD is my go to! I love that I dont have to worry about it getting dirty! love these styling tips!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  19. Neelofar wrote:

    I love all these great ideas! I love how versatile a black dress can be!
    Neelofar | The Loveliest Lily
    http://www.theloveliestlily.com

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  20. This is such a pretty dress! On a side note, I need to check out that antiperspirant because I have a lot of dark-colored sleeveless tops to wear in the fall. πŸ™‚

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! Yes, you should! I’m getting excited for Fall clothing too! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  21. Sara wrote:

    I definitely need to try the Dove spray because my traditional gel deodorant is ruining some of my dresses. It’s so frustrating! I feel like I’m the only person who doesn’t know how to use this stuff, lol.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • I definitely recommend it Sara! I used to use gel deodorants too and they still would stain stuff, which was a pain. This stuff is awesome! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  22. I love how you styled your LBD! I will have to try Dove. There is nothing worse than having deodorant marks on your dress.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thanks Mandy! I agree, and I’m so glad Dove now has products which alleviate that. It’s so refreshing to not have to worry about it! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  23. Megan wrote:

    I love the boho look. I don’t own a little black dress and think that needs to change!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • It’s a great piece to have in your wardrobe! And thank-you! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  24. That dress is stunning on you! Love the different styling ideas, too. I def need to pick up some of the Dove Invisible Dry since we’re about to transition into fall and darker colors!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thanks Kristen! I definitely recommend it! And yay to fall! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  25. SMD wrote:

    You cannot beat the versatility of a LBD.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Agreed! I really like the style of this dress! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  26. I have never tried the dove antiperspirant spray. Looks great! And that dress is so cute!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  27. Melissa wrote:

    Love how you styled this dress!! And I seriously need to pick up some of that dry spray..I hate white marks on my clothing!!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thanks Melissa! It’s my absolute fave deodorant and I love not having to worry about white marks!

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  28. Love how you showed two ways to wear the dress, fancy and casual. Perfect. That purple cardigan is so cute.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thanks Sarah! I love finding pieces that can be styled different ways, so you can get more use out of them. πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  29. stephanie wrote:

    Love that dress on you cara! so cute!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  30. You look so cute in the pics and that dress! I’ve used Dove spray antipersperant before and while they are a little cold at first they do work well!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Haha, I did forget to mention the cold part lol wakes you right up in the mornings for sure! πŸ˜‰ And thank-you!

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  31. I may just have to check out Dove’s new line of antiperspirant! Looks super easy to use. Thanks for all your LBD tips- who knew one basic clothing item could be so versatile.
    Tori
    http://www.themamanurse.com

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thanks Tori. I’m loving their collection, it’s so handy to not have to worry about white marks! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  32. Melissa wrote:

    I love your boho chic look and I could definitely try the rocker look too. Deodorant marks are super annoying and I actually had to throw out a black shirt yesterday because it had permanent underarm stains. ? Not cool. Maybe I’ll have to try it!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Oh no! Yes, definitely try it out. I even spray tested it on one of our black towels and it didn’t leave a mark at all. It’s awesome. πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  33. I love these looks, especially with the flower in your hair! The boho look is so adorable as well! Nice tips, Cara!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! I very rarely have the opportunity to wear a flower in my hair, so I took advantage haha.

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  34. That is a versatile dress. I wasnt expecting the open back – so pretty.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  35. The dress is gorgeous and looks great on you! I have never used that particular Dove product, but you are absolutely right about the fact that getting that white stains off of black dresses are a pain. I am going to look for this on my next Target trip. Thanks for sharing.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! It’s well worth it just to not have to deal with white stains. I love it! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  36. summer wrote:

    Love this, Cara! Dove is the best! I swear by it – always boosts my confidence. You look gorgeous in that dress and those heels are perfect!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thanks Summer! I’m such a fan of the spray and the dress! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  37. Andrea Nine wrote:

    Dove does makes good products and I’m telling you want, I bet your husband could not take his eyes off of you all night, such a cute and stunning black dress on you beautiful!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  38. kara wrote:

    Super cute Cara! I love the way you styled this dress and you can never go wrong with Dove!

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  39. I don’t really have any dressy clothes but I do have a LBD that I love; I like wearing red accessories (shoes/bag) with it and gold earrings.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
  40. Mackensey wrote:

    Love this! Nothing beats a little black dress-you can wear it so many ways! I love it paired with the fringe kimono.

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply
    • Thank-you! I love how you can switch up a look simply by changing out accessories! πŸ™‚

      Posted 8.8.17 Reply
  41. Timothy wrote:

    You are so pretty

    Posted 8.3.17 Reply