Introduced by Coco Chanel in 1926, the little black dress (or LBD) is a wardrobe staple every woman
should own. And its versatility is limited only by your imagination. We talk to a style expert to learn
some LBD tricks.
We’ve all seen the little black dress at cocktail parties, but did you know how easy it is to wear to work
or after work?
LBD at the Office
Most offices require conservative styling, but you can still wear pieces that express your individuality.
Add a cardigan or crop blazer in a great color.
Try a belt that highlights your waist for a feminine yet professional look.
A large, structured handbag with silver/gold detailing adds interest.
Pearl, diamond stud or small hoop earrings work with this look.
A statement watch creates a conversation piece.
Shoes should stay neutral and simple. Pumps or flats work well in a conservative office.
LBD After Work
To dress up your LBD after a day at the office, shed some conservative pieces and add a bit of edge.
Wear a fun pair of heels. Stilettos will make your legs look extra long. A bright color will really
A bright scarf or pashmina adds color around your face.
Go big on jewelry with a stack of bangles, chunky cocktail rings, or layered necklaces.
Grab a small informal clutch or wristlet, just big enough to fit your necessities, or go purse-less if
you’ve got somewhere else to stash your things.