Whether you’re a die-hard romantic or not, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and there’s no escaping it. Add to that this hallmark occasion falls on a Saturday this year, and you have some extra pressure - because it means that you’re guaranteed to be heading out, significant other in tow or not! And we, for one, prefer to stay away from reds, pinks and hearts when prepping our closet for V-Day - who wants to look like a cliché, after all?
So beat those wardrobe blues by opting for a classic black dress - they are always appropriate, refined and don’t make you look like a Barbie clone. These stylish dresses from Myntra, which work for every style personality, are so chic that you’ll wear them on so many other occasions throughout the year too.
These, ladies, are THE LBDs to buy! (Now, who doesn’t love a versatile addition to the collection?!)
1. Simple Sophistication
Are you the kind of girl who never has a hair out of place and is always impeccably turned out? Valentine’s Day should be no exception. A black sheath dress with lace panels - finished off with neutral accessories - is just what you need for a dinner date at the neighbourhood five-star. Don’t forget bold red lips!
Get the Look: Paper Dolls Black & Beige Tailored Dress
(Rs 2,995), MANGO Touch Set of 2 Gold-Toned Rings
(Rs 445), MANGO Touch Nude-Coloured Quilted Sling Bag
(Rs 1,145), New Look Women Beige Heels
2. Poised Perfection
For a look that is equal parts sexy and polished, turn to a bodycon LBD that allows for some playful peek-a-boo. Throw in some edgy jewellery and a subtle black bag to spice up the look. Rest assured, your date will have eyes only for you. Mission accomplished!
Get the Look: Paper Dolls Black Lace Bodycon Dress
(Rs. 2,745), Gian Marco Venturi Black Satchel
(Rs. 4,893), MANGO Touch Silver-Toned Ring
(Rs. 345), MANGO Touch Silver-Toned Stud Earrings
3. Party Starter
Are you and your partner the life of every party? Then it only makes sense that you hit the dance floor this V-Day. Show off your moves (and then some) dressed in a short sequinned black dress that doesn’t make it look like you’re trying too hard. Keep the rest of your look minimal and let the dress do all the talking.
Get the Look: MANGO Women Black Shift Dress
(Rs. 6,450), MANGO Touch Black Clutch
(Rs. 1,495), MANGO Touch Gold-Toned Bracelet
4. Max(i)ed Out
If you're not so keen on the "little", opt for a longer length. Luckily, a maxi dress, especially in black, is flattering for most body types. Make up for the length by opting for cutouts so that your outfit doesn’t border on boring. Finish off the look with sleek hair, a cinched waist courtesy a belt, gold accessories and a black sling bag for a look that is as fitting for a swanky dinner as it for drinks overlooking the city’s skyline.
Get the Look: MANGO Black Maxi Dress
(Rs. 6,293), MANGO Touch Gold-Toned Embossed Metal Cuff Bracelet
(Rs. 745), MANGO Touch Women Black & Gold-Toned Interwoven Sash Belt
(Rs. 1,145), MANGO Touch Black Quilted Sling Bag
5. Cutting Edge
We’re going to take a bit of (sartorial) liberty and throw in a playsuit to the mix as well. The sweetheart neckline of this particular number, spruced with a mesh panel, spells tough love indeed. Skip the same ol’ heels and give the look an edge with booties, a fringe bag and metallic bracelets. If you’re single, this no-nonsense look is sure to keep the creeps away!
Get the Look: Girls On Film Women Black Playsuit
(Rs. 1,596), MANGO Touch Silver-Toned & Black Beaded Cord Bracelet
(Rs. 534), MANGO Touch Gold-Toned & Black Beaded Cord Bracelet
(Rs. 445), MANGO Touch Black Sling Bag
(Rs. 2,795), MANGO Touch Women Black Leather Boots
6. Glam Brigade
Did your friends decide you set you up with the new hottie in town this V-Day? There’s only one sartorial rule to follow in that case - knock his socks off in your glamorous best. Strike the right balance between restrained and risqué with your dress. This is not the time for flats - step into your highest heels and win him over.
Get the Look: KAS NEWYORK Black Reshma Sheath Dress
(Rs. 5,529), MANGO Touch Black Sling Bag
(Rs. 1,495), New Look Women Black Pumps
7. Vintage Vibe
The world of LBDs offers something to those with eclectic style as well. Turn your vintage-goth on in a breezy sheer dress, complemented by layered necklaces and a simple cutch. Dark berry lips are non-negotiable for a look like this - just what you need when you’re heading to the latest club in town with your girlfriends.
Get the Look: KAS NEWYORK Black Embroidered Maxi Dress
(Rs. 4,543), MANGO Touch Set of 3 Necklaces
(Rs. 745), New Look Peach-Coloured Clutch
(Rs. 1,490), New Look Women Dusty Pink Stilletos
8. Casual Chic
An LBD doesn't need to be restricted to an evening do only. A fuss-free one can be worn for a long drive with your boyfriend, or a casual brunch with that someone special too. The key to giving your LBD a day spin is to keep the styling casual. Espadrilles, oversized sunnies, a straw hat and dewy makeup will do the trick.
Get the Look: MANGO Black A-Line Dress
(Rs. 1,145), MANGO Touch Women Cat Eye Sunglasses
(Rs. 1,145), MANGO Touch Beige Oversized Handbag
(Rs. 1,745), Soludos Women Black & Beige Flat Shoes
9. The New Cool
If you prefer to stand out by blending in then give your Valentine’s look a normcore twist. Simply throw on a simple black shift dress and pull your hair into a high ponytail. We suggest putting on one piece of jewellery just so that your date doesn’t feel like you didn't make an effort. Sport this easy-breezy look for a movie-and-ice-cream date.
Get the Look: Scotch & Soda Women Black Shift Dress
(Rs. 3,495), MANGO Touch Gold-Toned Geometric Necklace
(Rs. 1,495), MANGO Touch Burgundy Handbag
(Rs. 1,745), New Look Women Maroon Heels
10. City Slicker
Yes, we know LBD stands for Little Black DRESS, but what the hell -we love the jumpsuit trend so much that we couldn't resist adding it in! A simple, well-made jumpsuit is pretty much as versatile as the LBD. It is perfect for a woman who loves experimenting yet being on-trend, and this jumpsuit is as polished as it gets.
Get the Look: MANGO Women Black Jumpsuit
(Rs. 3,493), MANGO Touch Black Sling Bag
(Rs. 2,394), New Look Women Black Stilettos
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