A little black dress is an indispensable wardrobe essential that proves itself time and time again. It’s your go-to party dress when you’re in a pinch and it can totally save the day when somehow all of your workwear ends up in the dirty pile (which happens more than you’re willing to admit). But as timeless as this über versatile piece is, the right styling is needed to keep it feeling fresh. That means looking to of-the-moment add-ons, sleek steppers and unexpected pairings to infuse it with a modern edge. Ready to unlock even more of your LBD’s potential this winter? All the style inspo you need is right here.


How to Wear an LBD at the Office


Give your fave LBD a work-appropriate edge with a soft, sophisticated kimono and ultra modern loafers. Leave the minimalist baubles at home and elevate the look with a statement ear cuff that screams straight-up glam. For added depth and dimension, pair the ensemble with an icy blue bag and a sleek watch.

Zara Tube Dress With Strappy Back ($100) + Babaton Kingsley Sweater ($245), Jeffrey Campbell Serling Cage Heel Pump ($155), Asymmetrical Falkor Ear Crawler Set ($38), Silence + Noise Oversized Tote Bag ($54), The Horse Classic Sea Salt Watch ($165), JINsoon Nail Lacquer ($18)

How to Wear an LBD for a Night Out


A night out is really when this timeless frock shines, serving as the centerpiece for an effortless and endlessly on-point look. Get your glitz on with a shimmery fringe jacket and a pair of star-studded shoes that are ready to party. Then polish off the ensemble with a graphic bag with pops of bright, look-at-me colors and funky, abstract necklace.

Zara Tube Dress With Strappy Back ($100) + Topshop Feather Sequin Jacket ($150), Jeffrey Campbell Starla Patent Leather Heel ($155), COS Fabric Covered Necklace ($22), River Island Zig Zag Patchwork Clutch Bag ($45), Ilia Lipstick ($26), COS Sterling Silver Ring ($59)

How to Wear an LBD for the Weekend


LBDs find their place outside of on-the-clock and after hour times with athleisure add-ons like bright tees, sporty jackets and chic sneakers. To keep the outfit from feeling frumpy, add polished pieces like a leather-look backpack and cool studded earrings.

Zara Tube Dress With Strappy Back ($100) + Mango Textured Cotton-Blend Jacket ($130), Whistles Fern T-Shirt ($180), Zara Lady Like Backpack ($60), Gap Solid Ribbed Beanie ($20), Joomi Lim Dot and Dash Pearl Stud Earrings ($120), New Balance 574 Winter Harbor Running Sneaker ($80)

How would you give a little black dress new life? Show us how you ace your winter style game by tagging us in your #OOTDs on Instagram.