Do you have a piece of clothing that you know you can always reach for in a moment of uncertainty? For me, it’s the quintessential little black dress. I recently found this one at Nordstrom and I have been wearing it non-stop. It’s soft, under $100 and the length is flattering no matter if you’re petite, tall or somewhere in between. I especially love the ruching, as it is great for hiding the stomach area on those days when your principal/boss/colleague brings donuts and you can’t stop eating them…! It allows the dress to stretch with you, all the meanwhile maintaining its shape.
I have worn this beauty with an oversized cardigan, thrown it under a striped-sweater to change the proportions, and paired it with a jean jacket. The options are endless! The best part- you can wear this dress more than once a week and no one will notice! I wore it with the cardigan one day, and then another day threw on my striped-sweater and had people comment how much they liked my skirt- a little trompe-l’oeil! Not even my students noticed, which is saying a lot, since little ones notice every single detail and don’t let you get away with anything!!!
I love this little black dress so much, I bought another one so that when I wear this lbd out, I won’t be sobbing in the corner of my closet. This is such a great staple for your wardrobe as you can dress it up for date night or dress it down for every day wear. For evening, you could pair it with a blazer, fun heels, statement earrings or a statement necklace and for day time, throw on some lace-up sandals and a neck-scarf. Do you own a little black dress? If so, what do you like to pair it with? Comment below so we can give each other some style inspiration!
photography by Bree Hendrick
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