Dressing the Little Black Dress

Last week I wrote about the Little Black Dress, so as promised here’s what to wear with it to make you party fabulous.

First the heels and you can’t go wrong with a pair of black or metallic heels in your capsule wardrobe to pair with a Little Black dress. But for a change how about a red sparkly pair? If you are wearing sandals make sure you get a great pedicure with a Christmassy red or gold varnish.

what to wear party heels

If you can’t do heels there are some gorgeous little flats in the shops. How about adding a little attitude with a purple spiked pair or the ever popular animal print?

what to wear with the little black dress

The more detailed your dress is the plainer your coverup should be. However, if your dress is simple go all out with sequins. And what could be better for making an entrance than a little fur jacket or marabou shrug?

what to wear with the Litlle black dress

Finally the party clutch bag – just big enough for your phone and lipstick – and if you really have to, a credit card. But let’s face it when you are all glammed up I’m sure some-one else will want to pay for your taxi fare home.

what to wear with the Little Black dress

Oh and yes that is a (whisper) a Chanel I slipped in there – Santa if you are reading it would be a perfect “forever” Christmas gift!

Where to buy:

Heels – Black suede and lace shoes by L.K. Bennett, Red and Gold Sparkly shoes by L.K. Bennett, Gold platform shoes by Phase Eight, Black & Diamante sandals by Dune at House of Fraser, Champagne glitter bow shoes by Lucy Choi at my-wardrobe.com, Gold pointed courts by Guess, House of FraserGold sandals by Nine West, Black ankle strap sandals by Dune

Flats – Silver sequin ballet flats by Madden Girl, Black sequin ballet flats by Dune, House of FraserBlack/Bronze stripe flats by Sam Edelman, Animal print studded flats by Steve Madden, Suede and jewel flats by Pied a Terre and Purple sequin studded flats (also in gold and red) by Aldo

Coverups – Black feather cardigan by Phase Eight, Pashmina vailable in 14 colours from Pure Collection, Faux fur jacket by DKNY at my-wardrobe.com, Gold Lurex Cardigan by Kaliko, Cream Marabou jacket by Biba, Black fur bolero by Phase Eight, Black sequin cardigan by Michael Kors, Red sequin bolero by Kaliko and Blue sequin blazer by Day Birger et Mikkelson

Bags – Gold glitter clutch by Anya Hindmarch, Silver square clutch by Untold, Black sequin star clutch by Therapy, Black twinkle clutch with chain strap by Hobbs Invitation, Chanel vintage heirloom evening bag (only £1400!), Silver beaded clutch by Phase Eight, Zebra clutch by DKNY and Black beaded teardrop bag by Kaliko