Proof That a Black Dress Doesn't Have to Be Boring
The LBD is a wardrobe mainstay for a reason: It's straightforward, chic, and it goes with everything. But given how easy they are to wear, they can sometimes feel a bit uninspired. Luckily we're here to show you they're actually anything but boring: From textural details to cool hardware, there are plenty of black-dress outfits that break away from the everyday mould. And even the simpler styles feel completely refreshed when you throw in an unexpected styling trick or two. Below, we're highlighting 22 of our favourite takes on black dresses, from daytime casual to ultra-fancy. So, no matter what crowd you want to stand out from—your fellow subway travellers or a group of well-heeled wedding guests—you'll have all the inspiration you need to do so in a subtly chic way.
Check out our favourite black dress outfits below!
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Throw on a jean jacket to dress things down.