#Trending: The Little Black Dress for Summer

Why a Little Black Dress will be the best thing you’ll wear this Summer!

Black has often been disregarded as a color to wear during the warmer months, but we make a case for it to take over your wardrobe this summer.

An all black outfit is most loved for its understated elegance and versatility, however, it is not the first choice when it comes to dressing for the warmer months. The Little Black Dress is an icon of fashion history and a wardrobe essential we believe can be styled to align with Spring and Summer trends. 


The history of the Little Black Dress

From generation to generation, the little black dress continues to be a closet staple.

The Little Black Dress, or LBD for short, is a timeless staple piece that can’t be left out of a woman’s wardrobe. The LBD was introduced in the late 1920’s and became more popular in the 1930’s.


An elegant style that goes back to the closets of our mothers and grandmothers, now, the little black dress is loved even more! We have seen the LBD change from one generation to the next seeing slight shifts in the silhouette, length, or sleeves, but no matter what changes, a LBD stays classic.


Is wearing black during Summer a fashion faux pas?

Worn correctly, a LBD has a year-round appeal.

While most would want to steer clear of a LBD in the Summer, there are ways to style it that make it the perfect black Summer dress! Yes, black does absorb heat, however, it also conducts heat away from your body! This means that it is actually a smart option to wear during the warmer months. Keep it short, flowy, or lightweight and you will be good to go! Plus, black always looks incredibly chic.


Why we love a good Little Black Dress

Timeless and classic. 

Fashion trends are forever changing, but the Little Black Dress will never go out of style! Your LBD will never be shoved to the back of the closet, instead, it will be your most worn and most versatile piece. It has stood the test of time and can be easily accessorized to fit any and all occasions. Plus, a LBD looks great on anyone! Look and feel your best in a Little Black Dress, no matter your age, shape, or size. 


4 tips for wearing a Little Black Dress in the summer

Simple and chic is the way to go!

Even during the warmer months, the LBD is a great choice. Whether you gravitate towards tailored silhouettes, loose fabrics, or dramatic details, a black summer dress is always in fashion. Black is elegant, sexy, and the right choice no matter the season. Plus, a LBD is a blank canvas making styling easy! Here’s how to accessorize a black dress for Summer:

  1. LBDs are the perfect canvas. Don’t be afraid to accessorize with statement jewelry, shoes and other accessories.
  2. Add a belt. A Little Black Dress almost always benefits from the addition of a great belt, creating a more figure flattering look.
  3. Go all black. An all-black outfit can be an elegant look when styled correctly.
  4. Or, with the warmer months, add a bold pop of color to an all black dress.


Little Black Dresses are perfect for any Summer occasion

The LBD provides endless wearability.

Tejera is wearing the Sunny little black dress in a size 18W.

The Little Black Dress can be dressed up or down no matter the occasion. It is a blank canvas that is simple to style for whatever event you may have on your calendar! If you have a LBD in your closet, you are good to go for a professional event, date, party, or even wedding! The Little Black Dress comes to the rescue in any and all of our outfit emergencies. 


A LBD flatters your body and is easy to accessorize. You will only need a few minutes to look like you jumped straight out of vogue!


How to style black Summer dresses for every day

A star role in our wardrobe!

There truly is nothing a LBD can’t do! Take a black dress throughout your week, no matter your plans. All it takes is a simple accessory switch to take a LBD from day to night! When you’re feeling unmotivated to get dressed, start with a black Summer dress and work up from there. A blank canvas will help you get the outfit started and will make your mornings a lot less stressful. 

Our top choices for an everyday LBD.


How to style black summer dresses for work

Up your normal 9-5 style with a LBD.

Look polished and sophisticated when you walk into the office wearing a LBD. A black Summer dress is easy to style, and will have you feeling comfortable and confident. Nothing is better than having simple to wear styles in your closet for work. That way, mornings are easier and your day is just a little more fun!

Our top choices for a workwear LBD.


How to style black Summer dresses for special occasions

Get out the statement accessories you’ve been dying to wear!

The best part about wearing a little black dress for a special occasion (or in general) is that it is a blank canvas for you to style with statement pieces. You know those crazy accessories you bought but have yet to wear? Now’s your chance! Plus, a LBD is known and loved for its elegance and class, so it is the perfect special occasion outfit option.

Our top choices for a special occasion LBD.


How to style black staple dresses in the summer

Make your wardrobe work harder for a long time to come.

Have you ever asked yourself, “How do I have a closet full of clothes but still seem to have nothing to wear?” Don’t worry, we have all been there! Create a wardrobe that can be worn seamlessly from one season to the next. Start with the perfect LBD! And if you need more tips on creating a seasonless wardrobe, check out our blog!

Our top choices for a staple LBD.


How to style black summer dress alternatives

A little black jumpsuit!

Not a dress gal? No worries! Go for a little black jumpsuit instead. Having this staple piece in your wardrobe will work just the same. Easily dress your black jumpsuit up or down with your accessories and take this one and done outfit into the summer with pops of color and fun jewelry pieces.

Our top choices for a little black jumpsuit.

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Shop Little Black Dresses and Jumpsuits for summer

A closet staple that will never go out of style!

Karla is wearing the Lisa sleeveless black dress in a size 8 and Terri is wearing the Margaret black jumpsuit in a size 8.

The Little Black Dress has become a fashion icon. It is the ideal mix of easy, practical, and versatile, while also being chic, elegant, and sophisticated. The LBD has remained a mainstay of the clothing industry for a multitude of reasons…

  • It’s understated elegance and versatility.
  • Worn correctly, a LBD has a year-round appeal.
  • Fashion trends are forever changing, but the Little Black Dress will never go out of style!
  • A LBD is a blank canvas making styling easy!
  • Little Black Dresses are perfect for any occasion.

Have we convinced you to find your go-to LBD yet? If the answer is yes (and it should be), shop all of the options we have below!