Back To Basics: The Little Black Dress

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If there’s one item every woman needs in her closet, it’s the little black dress. Made iconic by Coco Chanel, it’s a wardrobe staple that never goes out of style. When I think of the “LBD”, I also think of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The LBD is a blank slate, just like its counterpart, the little white dress.

I find myself mostly drawn to the little black dress in the fall/winter months, or for evening events because of the darker color. When I feel like I have nothing else to wear, it’s my go-to.  As I shared in this blog post, “Decoding The Dress Code,” when in doubt a black dress is a safe fashion choice. With it being a blank slate, there are so many ways you can style them.  You can also dress them up or down. I love to add a pop of color with them, or go all neutral.

I styled mine with neutrals because there is nothing more chic to me than all neutrals with a pop of color, like I did with my purse. This dress runs true to size and I just love it. It is perfect for a date night or girls’ night out. I have several different  LBDs in my closet, ranging from t-shirt dresses to a floor length dress. You can truly never have too many little black dresses.

What’s your favorite way to style a LBD? If you want to learn more about the history of the little black dress, make sure to check this article out. Stay tuned, next month I will be sharing my favorite must-have fall staples.



    • abyersguide
      September 16, 2019 / 4:31 pm

      Thank you so much, Katherine! I want the red color now too.

    • abyersguide
      September 16, 2019 / 4:33 pm

      Thank you so much, Jennifer!

  1. September 17, 2019 / 6:11 am

    Hey Courtney the little black dress is definitely a staple in any woman’s closet! Audrey Hepburn is so iconic in making it popular. This one is very cute on you and I love the ruffles. The red purse gives it that pop of color, it will also go well with tights or boots for the fall / winter in Birmingham . I like to add a cardigan and tights in the fall if it gets cool which happens where I live! Wishing you a beautiful day, Terri xo .

    • abyersguide
      September 17, 2019 / 9:07 am

      Hi Terri! Yes, it really is the perfect staple for a woman. Yes, that is so true, I could bring it into cooler temps with a cardigan, boots and tights. I cannot wait to do that. I hope you have a beautiful day too. Xo- Courtney

    • abyersguide
      September 17, 2019 / 9:21 am

      Thanks, Annaliese! If only our southern temperatures would just cool down haha.

  2. Lindsey Puls
    September 18, 2019 / 1:33 pm

    That is the perfect little black dress! I love your handbag you paired with it as well. It’s always fun to have a pop of color.

    • abyersguide
      September 18, 2019 / 6:47 pm

      THank you so so much, Lindsey! 🙂

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