A Twist on the LBD

Question: Does a LBD have to be entirely black? If you are a traditionalist or a Coco Chanel enthusiast I suppose the answer is yes. But it’s 2017 and I think a twist here or there is ok, don’t you?

The sheer versatility of the LBD means additions like a splash of colour, lace sleeves or contrasting collar can take you between varying events with ease. I was at lunch in this LBD recently and someone commented about how fab it was. I bought it about four years ago now, but because of the lace fluted sleeves and cuffs, it looked very ‘now’, my friend remarked.

If you’re looking for a black dress with a twist here’s my tips:

  • Look for a largely black background with ‘splashes’ of colour as you can see on this Mesop dress below.
  • A contrasting collar in white can take a basic black dress into the realm of preppy, Parisienne chic. Add a velvet bow—but make sure the hem is above the knee so you don’t look like you’re wearing a uniform!
  • Embellishment in the form of sequins or embroidery can really lift a frock from basic to boom. You can either keep it all black or look for metallic details.

So there you go, just a few tips I’m gleamed over the years from shopping my little heart out! Have you got something you look for when shopping for a wardrobe staple like the LBD? I’d love to hear 🙂

What I’m wearing:

Dress: MESOP
Bag: Trussardi ‘LOVY’ bag from Farfetch.com
Heels: Schutz ‘Juliana’ Heels
Jewellery: All from The Turkishop

Mesop dress with Schutz Juliana heels and Trussardi LOVY bag

Mesop dress with Schutz Juliana heels and Trussardi LOVY bag

Mesop dress with Schutz Juliana heels and Trussardi LOVY bag

Mesop dress with Schutz Juliana heels and Trussardi LOVY bag

  • Hear hear Anouschka!

  • Thanks Jenet 🙂

  • Anouschka_p

    I agree with you on every level. We’re so advanced in fashion that “The Little Black Dress” shouldn’t have to be all black anymore.. It’s just so much more refreshing.
    If you have time, check out these beauty and fashion articles 🙂 https://shopprapp.com/style-guides

  • Such a timeless print too. <3