Even if your general style is usually full of color, sometimes nothing else will do than the elegance and edge of the perfect little black dress. It’s the perfect canvas for almost any kind of style. If you still need a pop of color? Well, it’s a good thing that black goes with almost anything!
The concept of the black dress has evolved so much over the years. These days, we have more options in terms of fabric and fit than ever before. So, without any further ado, here are nine black dress types that need to find a slot in your wardrobe this year.
1. Satin Wrap
What’s not to love about satin? This fabric is super wearable and looks great in every fit, from a simple slip dress to a wrap dress that drapes around your silhouette in all the right places. While you’ll see satin dresses trending in just about every color imaginable, we love the sexy simplicity of a black satin wrap dress with mid-length sleeves. Pair it with a chunky necklace or some big earrings and add some simple black heels!
Speaking of sexy, you might have a leather skirt or jacket already bouncing around in your closet, but the fashionable way to wear leather this year is in full dress form.
It can be daunting to wear a full leather piece like a dress, but give it a try and we’re sure you’ll like what you see no matter your body shape!
Leather is a more forgiving fabric than lots of others and can provide you with a lot of structure, even in a figure-hugging bodycon shape. Try a high neckline and a length that goes to the knee to keep it classy. Add in a layered chain necklace and sleek clutch to finish off the outfit.
If you’re a fan of lace, you’re in luck! There are a couple of ways to wear black lace dresses this winter.
Mini – If you’re all about those higher hemlines, try a black lace mini dress. When you’re dealing with a shorter hemline, you can also afford a lot more detail and intricacy in the pattern and fabric. It’s a great way to add a touch of romance to your black dress look
Midi – Midi dresses aren’t going anywhere any time soon, and we’re so here for it! If you’re looking for a lace midi, try a dress that uses panels of lace detail to add some detail on both the top and skirt of your black dress.
Party season, or sparkle season as we like to call it, calls for a little more razzle dazzle than your typical night out. So, if you love the look of a black dress but want something a little extra, sequins are the way to go. You can go with a little sequin detail here and there, but a black dress with full sequin fabric is the way to really make a statement. Stay minimal and simple with your accessories to keep the focus on your LBD.
Fabric and details are one thing, but what about fit and cut? If you’re looking for a dress that’ll work for a night out in the club or a seasonal family celebration, add a midi, strapless black dress to your closet. You can dress it up with a statement necklace and mix and match your shoes and clutch for a truly versatile look.
6. Satin Slip
If you’ve been busy adding slip dresses to your closet for a few seasons now, you’re not alone. This 90s flashback trend lives on and the perfect way to wear it in winter is with a black satin slip dress. Try one with a little lace trim around the neckline and hemline for some extra detail. Add some strappy heels and a little clutch to be party ready!
Cutout detail is the perfect way to add some edge to a classic bodycon black dress. You can go for a dress where the cutouts sit wherever you’re most comfortable. Some dresses are a little more daring than others.
You can stick with cutouts on the back, but side panel cutouts ensure that this detail is visible on your dress from every angle. You can go for cutouts on both sides or stick with one single side cutout to draw the eye.
8. Velvet Long Sleeve
Ever a seasonal favorite, velvet dresses are making another comeback this year. Thankfully, they’ve evolved a little from the puffy skirts and white lace collar versions that feature in our childhood holiday pics! Try a full-length slit hemline, some long sleeves, and a ruched body for a velvet black dress that oozes elegance. Keep the accessories simple with some statement earrings and a matching clutch, and you’ve got a look that’s effortlessly stylish for office holiday parties, family gatherings, or a festive meet-up with your friends.
9. Turtleneck Sweater Dress
Is there a more iconic neckline than the turtleneck? It’s perfect for winter fashion and flawlessly elegant whether you’re opting for long sleeved or sleeveless.
Yet the turtleneck doesn’t need to be restricted to sweaters. They look fantastic on sleeveless, bodycon black dresses, especially in a ribbed knit material. Wear it with heeled boots or strappy heels and accessorize with plenty of bracelets and rings for a classic festive outfit.
Choose from a Range of Black Dress Types
At Miss Match, we love putting together collections that combine classic staples with fashion-forward trends. Nowhere is that more possible than with classic little black dress styles. We love the versatility that comes with looking for a black dress that really suits your style and preferences.
Whether you’re looking for lace or leather, we’ve got the perfect black dress for you. Check out our full range of black dresses online to find the perfect fit and fabric for you!