LITTLE BLACK DRESS

little black dress - black dress styled with all black accessories - little black dress with cutouts - no basis in reality

You can’t really go wrong with a simple little black dress. Whether you keep it basic with heels and simple jewelry, soften it with boho accessories, or make it a little edgier with booties and a leather jacket, a little black dress has always been a staple in my closet. However, I haven’t come across a black dress I love as much as this one featuring cutouts on the front and back! I feel like such a bad ass in this dress especially in the look paired with a leather jacket. I didn’t want to be in too much black (although I am, head to toe), so I created the second look to juxtapose with the all-black outfit to show that it can look great styled multiple ways. I’ve come across so many great black dresses that I can’t wait to share with you – in tons of affordable ranges so you can recreate these two looks!

little black dress - black dress styled with all black accessories - little black dress with cutouts - no basis in reality

Dress / Sold Out / Here is an insanely gorgeous Roland Mouret dress that is similar with cut out details around the neck, and a more affordable Jill by Jill Stuart option.

Purse / Sold Out / This purse is sold out, but I’ve found a more refined version by Karl Lagerfeld or this amazing Gucci one.

Jacket / Sold Out / This is my ride-or-die leather jacket, but it’s incredibly old so I’ve linked to two amazing currently-available options. This Burberry jacket (when you look at the price, remember, it’s an investment piece!), and an Alice + Olivia jacket.

Necklace / Unknown / I got this cool charcoal necklace while at a show in New York and never caught her brand name! If anyone ever locates a Columbian jewelry brand that makes jewelry out of charcoal – please, let me know! An alternative option is this lava stone necklace or this Rebecca Minkoff necklace.

Bracelet / Fool’s Gold / Design by me!

Dress / Sold Out / T by Alexander Wang is a cute, simple LBD, and this NBD LBD is soooo sexy.

Jacket / Sold Out / Here are two more classic versions of a black leather jacket. One by Belstaff, like a less-tough moto jacket, and a Marc Jacobs jacket (on sale right now!).

Necklace / Unknown / Two additional statement necklace options are :: this resin necklace or this cool round necklace from Fendi.

Bracelet / Fool’s Gold / Design by me!

little black dress - black dress styled with all black accessories - little black dress with cutouts - no basis in reality

Here are a few more options for a similar dress that I really love (maybe even more than the one I own!!)

little black dress - black dress styled with all black accessories - little black dress with cutouts - no basis in reality

Switch up your all-black look by adding a bright kimono and lighter accessories. I usually wear a kimono that I got last summer in Japantown in Los Angeles, so I’ve linked to a few that I love. You can see in my previous blog post how I wore this same dress with a red kimono – I love the look!

A little black dress is such a great versatile piece to add to your wardrobe. It’s the item you can turn to when you think you have nothing to wear – but still look pulled together in it! What are some of your favorite wardrobe basics?


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  1. yuka

    23 January

    I love the cutouts of this LBD! and your chunky jewelry is so cute with it!

    http://www.prettyinleather.net

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks so much!! xoxo

  2. Amber Baker

    24 January

    I agree, you can never go wrong with a little black dress, and you can never have too many black dresses either! They’re possibly my addiction. This dress looks lovely on you! The cutout on the top is a great detail.

    Amber – amberelb.com

    • meredith

      25 January

      Yup! I’m always on the lookout for a lbd, or any black pieces really!

  3. Amy

    24 January

    Perfect chic LBDs! So figure flattering and perfect for any occasion. Love this styling babe!

    xx, Amy
    http://www.theluxilook.com

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks Amy! This dress is especially flattering. The fabric is really thick, so even though it’s form-fitting it looks sleek =) xoxo

  4. Emily Ausitn

    24 January

    That dress is too cute!

    platosclosetpreferred.com

    • meredith

      25 January

      xoxo Emily =)

  5. Amy Arnold

    24 January

    I love a good LBD! Your accessories give this such a cool edgy vibe.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks Amy =)

  6. Laura Mitbrodt

    24 January

    Your jacket is so chic, I love it
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks Laura – you’re so sweet! xoxo

  7. Violette

    24 January

    Love this look! This jacket is so adorable!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks babe!

  8. AGA

    24 January

    You look gorgeous in this dress! Love your shoes, they match the dress perfectly!

    xx AGA
    http://stonebeige.net

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks AGA =) These shoes are my fave! So easy to wear!

  9. Emma

    24 January

    In love with that look!
    That lbd suits you really good,
    Emma
    http://www.emmalovesfashion.com

    • meredith

      25 January

      You’re a doll, Emma. xoxo

  10. Deal Man

    24 January

    Definitely adore this outfit.

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks =)

  11. Victoria

    25 January

    GIRL YOU LOOOK JUST FAB, LIKE I LOVE THE COLOUR COMBO.

    http://www.thesisterwardrobe.com

    • meredith

      25 January

      Aw! You’re the sweetest. This is definitely the best color combo 😉

  12. What a chic look! The LBD is a genius one and love the boots too! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks!!

  13. Lou M.

    25 January

    Love this look, the dress is really cool and I really like the necklace

    http://technicolor-heart.blogspot.com/

    • meredith

      25 January

      Thanks =) The necklace is one of my favorite pieces! xoxo

  14. kelsey bang

    25 January

    loving the all black! super cool outfit!

    kelseybang.com

  15. Cielo

    26 January

    What a unique and stunning dress! I love your accessories too!

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

    • meredith

      26 January

      Thanks Cielo =)

  16. Laura Mitbrodt

    26 January

    This is such a chic look, I love your black dress
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • meredith

      26 January

      Aw thanks! xoxo

  17. Salome

    26 January

    so cool outfit , Love your total black look
    also check out my blog

    https://thefashionsateen.wordpress.com/

    • meredith

      26 January

      Thanks babe =) Will do!! xoxo

  18. Gemma

    26 January

    Love this look! You make the LBD look so edgy!

    Gemma x
    http://www.jacquardflower.uk

    • meredith

      26 January

      Thanks Gemma =) I always like to try to edge up anything I’m wearing!

  19. You look stunning in your LBD. Love the way you styled it. You make it seem so effortless. That necklace is super cute.

    xoxo
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

    • meredith

      26 January

      Aw thanks Nikki! I put a lot of effort into looking effortless 😉 xoxo

  20. Mercy

    27 January

    Nice styling, yes the LBD looks good with the leather jacket.

    http://www.busyandfab.com

    • meredith

      27 January

      Thanks babe! xoxo

  21. Diana

    29 January

    I agree! You are STUNNING in this cute outfit!

    Love,
    Diana
    http://www.thebeargirl.com

    • meredith

      1 February

      You are the sweetest =) xoxo

  22. losaway

    30 January

    Nice dress!
    xx
    http://losaway.blogspot.com.es/

    • meredith

      1 February

      xoxo =)

  23. Elise

    30 January

    You look amazing! little black dress is such a staple piece.

    http://www.zekalin.com

    • meredith

      1 February

      Thanks babe =) xoxo

  24. Kate

    30 January

    I am loving cut out details right now! This is a great look, and you are right – you can’t go wrong with a little black dress! x

    Kate Louise Blogs / No7 Skincare Giveaway

    • meredith

      1 February

      Ditto! I can’t say no to a cut out 😉 xoxo

  25. Lovely, and so cool, is a nice dress, love the neckline

    Melange-Boutique Blog || Instgram

    • meredith

      1 February

      Thanks babe =)

  26. Abigail

    30 January

    Love the necklace it’s so unique!

    Abigail Alice 💕

    • meredith

      1 February

      xoxo Thanks Abigail!

  27. MIRJAM

    31 January

    Such an amazing look – love your style!
    xx Mirjam | http://www.miiju.ch

    • meredith

      1 February

      Thanks so much Mirjam!

  28. Christina

    31 January

    I agree that you can never go wrong with an LBD. Cute look! Thank you for sharing!

    Christina
    http://www.littlemrsparticular.com

    • meredith

      1 February

      Always the right choice =) xoxo

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