How to wear your Little Black Dress this party season

Whether you go for a show-stopping slinky cocktail dress, a glitzy body-con dress covered in sequins, or a lacy skater frock – give your Little Black Dress extra wow-factor this Christmas party season…

Your classic Little Black Dress is a wardrobe essential that never goes out of style, because you have so many different ways to style it – you could even get away with wearing it to two or three parties in a row if you mix things up a little. Updating your look is as easy as experimenting with accessories or daring to add a splash of colour…

1. Bling it up with bold statement accessories


Elegant, plain black dresses are the perfect blank canvas for you to go wild with bold attention-grabbing accessories. From wide metallic bangles and chunky, bright necklaces, to big hoop earrings. 90’s style black choker necklaces are back in vogue, look out for a velvet one to nail another trend this season.

2. Embellish it

Add some sparkle in the form of a vintage broach or pin, which you can swap and change as you like to make your dress look different at every event.

3. Throw on a jacket

Tailored blazers and leather jackets can toughen up your Little Black Dress for an edgy look, and faux-fur jackets look extra special over leather dresses – don’t be afraid to mix contrasting fabrics for maximum impact. Want to wrap up in a coat? Contrast animal print or bright patterns with your dress.

4. Layer your sleeveless LBD

Give your sleeveless Little Black Dress a new lease of life by layering a long sleeve shirt beneath it.

5. Slip on some show-stopping heels


Don’t be shy, a special night in your Little Black Dress calls for statement shoes, how about metallic, platform or patent heels. Alternatively, slip on stilettos in a bold hue for a stylish contrast or pair bare legs with nude shoes to make your legs look like they go on for miles.

6. Add a detachable collar

Wearing a high neck black dress? A detachable collar can help you revamp it – whether you opt for white lace or jazz it up with sparkling sequins for Christmas.

7. Tie on a bright or metallic belt

Again, it’s a small and flattering change that can really make your Little Black Dress pop. Experiment with chain belts or leather ones – thick or thin, with or without a huge buckle, in any hue, from red or gold to white.

8. Accent with red

Of all the colours, red gives instant wow-factor with Little Black Dresses. Slip into red high heels, hold a red clutch bag or wear red lipstick – just a little pop of colour is enough to take you from day to night.

And if your new dress arrives unfashionably late, you have rights…

Ordered your LBD online? If you paid to have it delivered by a certain time or date, but it arrives late, that’s a breach of contract – so you can cancel your order and get a full refund. The Consumer Rights Act of 1st October 2016 says that the retailer is fully responsible for your goods until you get them – so don’t let them blame the delivery company if something goes wrong.

If you’re having trouble getting a refund or want to lodge a complaint, call to speak with the retailer – here are the numbers for Very, Asos and Next, for example.