I can’t help but fall in love with this fashion basic that Coco Chanel first introduced to the world in 1926. A little black dress is classic and by rule, is a must-have. It´s listed as one of my fashion essentials.
Be it in movie premieres or red carpet events, you can always spot the presence of a little black dress, it´s fabulous enough to convince celebrities to glam it up.
What´s very interesting is the ability of these little black dresses to shine amidst long gowns. It´s like breaking the rules. When people expect you to arrive in a long, cocktail gown, surprise them by baring more skin.
How to Style a Little Black Dress like a Celebrity
Celebrities are undoubtedly the ultimate trend-setters, and it´s okay to get inspired by their style. Take a look at how your favorite celeb sparkles in a tiny black.
1. Let your little black dress make the statement.
Angelina Jolie opted for a tube, mini black dress for the premiere of her movie “Salt”. Wearing her hair down and with very little accessories – just a pair of tiny silver earrings matching the sequins of her dress and a simple, almost invisible black bracelet – she let her little black dress make the statement.
Those oh-so-sexy peep-toe nude shoes made her slim legs look even longer. Their color didn´t steal even just a bit of attention from the dress. They´re the perfect complement.
2. Let your little black dress exude fun and flirtiness
Admit it, Reese Witherspoon definitely looked cute and stunning in this little black dress with dainty embellishments and full skirt. Her hair was done to go with the dress, down and not too-kept, just flirty.
She´s with very minimal accessories. Her black, peep-toe high heels were enough to complete the look.
3. Let your little black dress hug you in all the right places.
Knowing which assets to highlight in your body is the secret in achieving the best look with little black dress.
This black ruched sheath dress accentuated Cindy´s perfect figure, highlighting her well-toned, lean legs by keeping most of her upper part covered. The details on top creates an illusion of bigger chests, perfect for those not blessed with stunning blossoms.
Just like Cindy, you can go edgy by pairing your sheath little black dress with gladiator heels.
4. Let your little black dress create a “fierce princess” look.
Kristen Stewart may have picked this Marchesa little black dress to go with their movie´s theme, but “vampire” inspired looks are still trending right now. I´m not really a fun of this trend, however, this little black dress displays fierceness in a feminine way. I love it!
Your challenge is to scout for that little black dress that makes you feel feminine but fierce. Stick with black, peep-toe shoes.
5. Let your little black dress be entirely trendy.
Clearly, age does not matter when it comes to trend. This shiny Marchesa little black dress with features of dainty feathers on the shoulders and skirt is very trendy. The black diamond details around the collar-bone and a little down the chest made this supposedly low-neck, a teasing, kind of flirty ensemble yet smart.
Don´t be afraid to go trendy with your little black dress as long as it´s right for your body type. Oh, and make sure you paint your nails black too.
6. Let your little black dress make you look hot
If you have the legs, arms and body like Cameron Diaz, what holds you from wearing a tube, ultra-mini black dress? This polka dots little black dress is all about playfulness and hotness.
Wear your hair down for a maximum appeal and always pair it with pointed, closed stilettos preferably in silver for a formal look. Steer away from kitten heels or open shoes.
7. Let your little black dress embody a “rock star” persona
I know, Rihanna is a pop star, but just the same, if you have a “rock star” personality, don´t be afraid to paint it out in your little black dress ensemble. Afterall, this is all about having a personality and expressing it in your outfit.
If yours is a simple halter dress like Rihanna´s, let your shoes speak for your theme. A pair of punky boots will give you justice. If you need more, layer it with a shiny leather jacket.
How do you style a little black dress?