The one piece of women’s wear known by its acronym, the little black dress is widely considered an essential item in any woman’s closet. The LBD by definition is a simple, elegant black dress that can be worn on any occasion. Wear it with a jacket and pumps during the day for a smart business wear option or pair it with a statement necklace and killer heels for a sophisticated evening look. The key to the LBD’s versatility is to keep it simple. Go for a classic cut without too much detail to ensure its timelessness. You can always add the accessories after.
For those looking for something a little different, the little black leather dress may just be the answer to give you that tough, modern edge. A black leather dress is a statement in its own right, so keep the accessories to a minimum and let the leather speak for itself. The young lady pictured in today’s post has opted to go minimal with her leather LBD. I love the contrast of the black leather with her fiery red hair, with her cut-out shoes and cat-eye shades, there’s an underlying attitude emanating from her look. It’s saying, don’t mess with this gal! That’s the power of leather.
Get this look:
a. MT7564 Dress, $168.95, My Tribe, lorisshoes.com
b. Faux-Leather Shift Dress, $175.30, Ivy & Blu, neimanmarcus.com
c. Leather Contrast Edge Dress, £220, THEORY, flannels.com
d. Contrast ribbed and leather dress, $375, Raquel Allegra, matches.com
e. Leather-Front Knit Dress, $1741.40, Reed Krakoff, neimanmarcus.com
f. Zip-Front Leather Dress, $1630.40, Alexander Wang, neimanmarcus.com
g. Kapa Cut Out Shoes, £75, topshop.com
h. Adina Banded Sandals, $681.40, Alexander Wang, shopbop.com
i. Barely There Sandals, $75.94, River Island, asos.com
j. Cat-Eye Sunglasses, $128.60, MARC by Marc Jacobs, neimanmarcus.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting