Little Black Dress: the solution to a wardrobes dilemmas during Christmas

Posted on 11 December 2015
By Emily Richardson
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Every girl needs a little black dress and Christmas is the perfect time to experiment with the diverse choice we have on the high street.

Throughout the festive season there are many occasions that demand the best LBD you can find: from the work Christmas party to New Year’s Eve. All of these events happen at many diverse locations with a different mix of people.

So, what’s easier than choosing a little black dress for all of these occasions?

Christmas Shopping

When we Christmas shop, we always manage find something we know someone very special would love…ourselves! So it’s only fair that you should treat yourself while picking up your pressies for loved ones.

1). New Look Ribbed Dress with Side Zips – £22.99

This relaxed dress is made with knitted fabric, making it very comfortable for those weekend-long shopping trips that your partner loathes. The high round neckline also protects you from the cold December winds that we feel far too often. The zip detail adds a simple edge to the dress and looks lovely when paired with black studded ankle boots and a leather biker jacket. With an oversized patterned scarf you could not only keep warm but look fabulous too.

Work Christmas Party

The coming of the festive season means there will almost certainly be a work Christmas party to attend. The unfathomable questions, such as ‘what will they all be wearing?’ and ‘what is most appropriate?’ will be a distant memory, when you turn up in the most elegant little black dress.

2). Missguided Twist hem loose fit midi dress – £20

Such a casual dress can be dressed up beautifully to achieve that Christmassy, off duty look. The elasticated waist and twist detail in the loose fitted skirt makes the dress comfortable whilst looking gorgeous. The relaxed A-line shape achieves a style in the blur between dressed down and dressed up. You need have no worries with this dress. High heeled ankle boots and a statement necklace would perfectly compliment this modest LBD.

Christmas Eve

Many people choose to spend their Christmas Eve at home in front of the fire with family, but many head out to visit friends or head to the pub. This requires a little LBD to look effortlessly beautiful whilst remaining causal.

3). Pull&Bear Dress with Tassel Trim (Asos.com) – £29.99

The deep v-neckline on this dress creates a longer and taller shape and is entirely flattering of all figures. The embroidered design on the LBD adds beautiful detail and remains graceful. Adding the tassel trim to the dress creates a fun and different edge to the otherwise everyday dress. The peasant sleeve and frilled cuffs achieve that dainty look, which is perfect for a casual night with family and friends. The inclusion of a floppy hat, 70s ankle boots and a shoulder bag to match will really finish off this simple look, keeping it relaxed yet stylish.

Christmas Day

Everyone does something different on Christmas day, whether that be staying at home or visiting friends and family and for either of these decisions, a little black dress is unquestionable.

4). Miss Selfridge Daisy Print Dress – £39

Ok, so this might be a little cheat but this daisy covered LBD was too pretty to resist and since it’s for Christmas day, we can break the rules a little. The wide flowing arms of this dress makes it very elegant and dressed up, just what you need for a special Christmas day. And while the dress has a loose-fitting nature, the material tightens at the waist which gives structure to the dress and helps define your body shape. Also, the laddering detail from the collar to the waistband adds a little personality to the dress, breaking up the daisy patterning. Add real style to this dress with a black floppy hat, black tights and heels or boots.

New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve is a time to get together with all of your friends and family to celebrate the start of a brand new year all together. Many people have Christmas parties to avoid the horrendously high entry fees and taxi fares but others enjoy spending the beginning of the rest of the year in a pub or club. Whatever you chose, a fabulous LBD is a perfect dress for your New Year’s Eve plans.

5). The Topshop Plunge Halterneck Bodycon Midi dress – £34.

This dress has a beautiful halterneck plunge style neck line, making it incredibly flattering. The graceful bodycon fit reveals the back, daringly flaunting your skin. Also, having a zip fastening makes it unbelievably simple and comfortable to wear. Partner it with a metallic pair of court heels and either a shoulder or clutch bag to match to really stand out from the party and turn heads.

6). Topshop High Neck Sequin Dress – £60

Because New Year’s Eve only happens once a year, you might want to spend a little more in order to make yourself a very memorable part of the night for everyone there.

This LBD is completely perfect for those who want to make a bold impression. While mini dresses may not be for everyone, it has an on-trend funnel neck and long sleeves which tone down the striking nature the dress possesses. Covered in stunning sequins, all you need is a pair of simple black platform heels for the most unforgettable outfit of the year.

So this year, avoid those ghastly Christmas novelty jumpers with a gorgeous LBD, you cannot go wrong. Whether dressing up or dressing down, for the night or the day, these little black dresses are perfect for the Yuletide season.