#GetTheLook: 8 Fab Ways to Style the Classic Black Dress

Sharon AlphonsoSharon Alphonso  |  May 6, 2016


The little black dress is a wardrobe classic that will NEVER go out of fashion. Almost every girl owns one. It’s the only dress that makes a girl look sexy, and elegant at the same time. Here’s how to style a basic black dress to perfection! 

1. A Statement Necklace

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Bring a whole new vibe to the same old black dress by pairing it with a statement necklace. It’ll be perfect for when you have to head out to a work party or date at the end of the day.

POPxo Recommends: Tribal Luxe Crystal Necklace (Rs. 1,250), Rhinestone Statement Necklace (Rs.769), New Look Golden Necklace (Rs. 2090), Vivid India Golden Alloy Necklace (Rs. 899)

2. A Jacket

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If you’re not much of a dress person and feel a bit conscious when you wear one, add a jacket. Black on black always works, but you can experiment with prints, colours, and even textures.

POPxo Recommends: Cover Me Up Blazer (1,699), Shop Jane Jungle Jacket (Rs. 1,149), Short Crepe Jacket (Rs. 3,990), Ethnic Embroidered Jacket ( Rs. 6,990) Zara Jacket (Rs 4,990)

3. That Shiny Metallic Belt

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A belt is a great addition to a dress, especially if you want to highlight your curves. Metallic belts are very current at the moment. A matching clutch and a pair of golden shoes is just what you need to polish the look.

POPxo Recommends: KOOVS Metal Plate Elasticated Waist Belt (Rs. 995), Luxe Ruched Waist Belt (Rs. 409), Gold Bow Cutout Waist Belt (Rs. 1,600), Smooth Gold Bow Metal Waist Belt (Rs. 1,600)

4. That Beautiful Pair Of Nude Shoes

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Just like a black dress creates makes you feel and look slim, nude shoes do the same for your feet! They make your legs look long, toned and elegant.  They relieve the dark tones of the dress and are perfect for summer. Princess Kate loves them for a reason.

POPxo Recommends: Asymmetric Court Shoe (Rs. 3,990), Carlton London Women Nude Pumps (Rs. 2,495) 9 TO FIVE Peep Toes (Rs. 1,499)

5. Trendy Sneakers

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Can a sophisticated black dress be teamed together with a sporty pair of sneakers? It sure can be, and here’s how you can carry it off! Wear your favourite sneakers, throw in a few clunky accessories and a trendy denim jacket with your black dress, and you’re good to go.

POPxo Recommends:  Converse Sneakers (Rs. 1,499), Steve Madden Women’s Ecentric Sneakers (Rs 7,499) Koovs Star Embellished Sneakers (Rs. 1,995)

6. Go All Black

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If you’re having doubts or you need a minimum effort look – go with all black! Its lazy but stylish dressing at it’s best. Just make sure the dress fits well! We promise you that you will look gorgeous.

POPxo Recommends: Shop Chantal Black Dress Online (Rs. 949), Posh Peep-Toe Platforms (Rs. 1,899), Buy Dhora Gold Plated & Black Drop Earrings (Rs. 2,880) Envelope Crossbody Bag (Rs.1,299) Black Cute Cartoon CAT Model Soft Silicon Phone Cover (Rs. 999) Bold Faux Stone Wreath Necklace (Rs. 889) Nova Blazer (Rs. 1,849)

7. Add a Pop of Colour

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Step up your game by adding colour to your outfit. Red hot stilettos, a metallic silver clutch, a touch of neon for that colour pop – pretty much anything goes well with your LBD. It’s a classic after all.

POPxo Recommends: Shop Hot Chic Black Dress (Rs. 810), 9 TO FIVE Peep Toes (Rs 1,490), Shop Simplicity Clutch (Rs. 787), Faux Stone & Hoop Set (Rs. 469) Faux Stone Dagger Bib Necklace (Rs. 769)

8. Tuck Your Shirt Under Your LBD

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Go preppy and wear your dress over a white shirt. Trust us – it really does work. Black and white make the best combo – they are besties really. A denim shirt works nicely too!

POPxo Recommends: Shop Blue Print Shine Out Shirt (Rs 1,149), Bold Black Dress (Rs. 1,499) Doughnut Clutch Bag (Rs. 1,295) MY FOOT Textured Pumps (Rs. 1,499) Feather Pendant Bracelet Set (Rs. 239)

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