The little black dress at the office
A little black dress at the office… Your seductive asset or best Monday morning! Outfit without any headache!
How to wear the little black dress with class… but without overplaying!
A very exclusive article has been dedicated to the little black dress with advice on how to choose the right model, the favorite brands and how to wear it in all circumstances.
Today I’m only going to focus on the little black dress worn at the office.
Because we spend a lot of time at work, too much … it worth it to include the little black dress as an outfit that can suit to the office too.
When I mention the little black dress, I consider the very simple and fluid black dress.
Forget the frills and lace… a sober dress to accessorize as you wish!
Choose a dress in a beautiful material: wool in winter, or silk.
If it is not in the budget, prefer then viscose instead of polyester.
How to wear a little black dress at the office?
No need for a thousand tricks to sublimate your little black dress: shoes, a belt, a scarf and jewelry … and that’s it done
The little black dress matches all kind of shoes.
However I think it’s better to avoid combining it with sneakers or thigh-high boots unless the dress code is casual, of course.
The key point with wearing your little black dress in the office is to add color to the outfit (unless you are about to tell you boss you are quitting), so favor colored shoes to bring some dazzles.
Who says color does not necessarily say flashy, you can very well start on neutrals: beige, taupe, khaki, camel etc..
In summer, you can wear your little black dress to the office by associating it with colored sandals with small heels or peep-toe pumps for example, and braided belt .
If the dress code is cool, try it with sneakers or wedge sandals.
In spring and early fall, wear your little black dress to the office with nubuck babies or pumps and a high-waisted wide belt and a blazer or with studded or colored or sequined derbies!
In winter, slip a cowl-neck top under your little black dress or a removable cowl-neck over the dress and wear it with suede thigh-high boots and a belted coat or with an oversized coat and boots.
You can also add a cardigan worn open and belted over your little black dress.
Add a colorful scarf to illuminate and counteract the sad color of the winter!
The essential accessory: a colorful handbag.
To keep the look on trend don’t match the color of your hand bag with the one of your shoes, bet on neutral or felinity like leopard printed handbag.
Again don’t fall into the trap of the too classic and standard look : black dress + trench + black pumps and bring instead a touch of fantasy in your outfit, by replacing the black pumps by flashy or leopard pumps for example, in this case.
10 outfits ideas to wear our little black dress at the office
Here are 10 outfit ideas for the office pairing your little black dress and other basics and timeless pieces of your wardrobe :
Little black dress + camel braided belt + low heel sandals
Little black dress + minimalist sandals with flashy thin heels
Little black dress + peep toe pumps
Little black dress + high waist belt + feathery tights + babies + blazer
Little black dress + studded derbies + leather perfecto
Little black dress + pointed or studded rock boots + leather jacket
Little black dress + colored tights + boots + oversized coat
Little black dress + belted poncho + nubuck boots with thin heels
Little black dress + colorful scarf + boots with heels
Little black dress with round neck + Claudine / Peter Pan collar + high knee boots (bottes cavalieres) + belted coat
Little black dress worn on a claudine collar contrasting with a trench coat
and a leopard handbag that brings pep.
Little black dress worn with a short cardigan open and belted
and sandals for a stylish and original look.
Be inventive, dare new ways to wear your clothes.
Here the open and belted cardigan clearly makes the difference.
Imagine the same outfit with a buttoned or simply open cardigan,
the result is not at all the same.
Little black dress worn on a contrasting Claudine collar
with a trench coat and a leopard handbag that brings some pep.
Black dress worn with patent boots.
The red bag brings a touch of fantasy to the outfit.
Little black dress worn with a leather jacket and lace-up boots.
When you compose a black monochrome,
try to combine different materials and quality for a nice result.
Little black dress associated with camel, here with a wide belt high waist,
a clutch and boots.
Alexa Chung wears her little black dress with a trench coat, a belt,
necklaces and black boots, a simple but effective outfit!
Little black dress worn with feathery tights, socks and moccasins
or derbies for a very successful preppy look.
Little black dress worn in summer with a beige scarf,
a camel belt and leopard sandals.
Here the little black dress is highlighted by the necklace
and the bracelet both in metal.
Simple little black dress worn with white pumps.
Dare to wear colored shoes with your little black dress!
What about you? You for sure have a little black dress, have you? Do you ever wear it to the office? Do you create new outfits withyour little black dress or do you have one single favorite one? I would be delighted to find out what you could tell me about.
Have a Wonderful day 🙂
*These are images for which the sources could not be identified on Pinterest.
Header picture credit:
Lulli sur la Toile