Fashion
The black dress is probably the most iconic piece of clothing in fashion history, in large part, thanks to Coco Chanel. Whether you’re channeling Audrey Hepburn chic in an LBD or glamming it up in an evening gown, it’s the best go-to when you’re not sure what to wear. Stock your closet with essentials that can take you from desk to dinner, a couple for special occasions, and at least one casual black dress you can easily throw on for weekend wear. The beauty of a little black dress, aside from being super flattering, is that it’s a foundation you can build on. You can opt to keep your look minimalist or you can add statement jewelry, a pop of colorful heels or accessorize with a beautiful scarf. Find the perfect black dress on Polyvore.

How can I dress down an LBD for daytime?


As long as we’re not talking about a fancy frock, consider your black dress as the foundation to build your look on. A sporty varsity jacket is cute with a minimalist slip dress and sneakers, while a long and fitted jersey number exudes carefree boho style when worn with a floral kimono cardigan, lace-up boots and sunnies. When you head to the office, wear your black dress with a polished blazer or ladylike cardigan. Complete the look with pretty flats and tote. This is a great way to do a quick change between office and happy hour.

Can I wear black to a wedding?


Long gone are the days when it was taboo to wear a black dress to a wedding. Black dresses are elegant for semi-formal and black-tie weddings, and also a sure bet for an invite requesting cocktail attire. Skip black for a day wedding with a lunch reception. Another case where black may be too heavy-handed is a Spring wedding, especially if you can tell that the color palette will be softer based on the invitation.

How should I accessorize a simple black dress?


Don’t overcompensate for not-so-basic black by piling on a bunch of accessories. Go for a clean and sophisticated look by adding jewelry—either focus on one major statement piece or layer more delicate pieces together. Infuse more personality into your look with your choice of footwear, like a bright pair of high heels for a fun pop of color. Finish your look with a chic clutch to carry all your on-the-go essentials.
  • TWO by Vince Camuto S/L Tribal Maze Maxi Dress Women's Dress
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    TWO by Vince Camuto S/L Tribal Maze Maxi Dress Women's Dress
    Experience your wild side in this exotic tribal maxi dress! ; Light and airy fabrication allows for maximum comfort. All-over tribal graphic print. Adjustable shoulder straps. Scoop neckline with drawstring closure. Cinched empire waist. Elastic back portion. Half-lined. 100% polyester. Lining: 100% polyester. Machine wash cold, tumble dry low. Imported. Measurements: ; Length: 55 in ; Product measurements were taken using size XS (US 2). Please note that measurements may vary by size.
  • Michael Kors Bamboo print sleeveless shirt dress
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    Michael Kors Bamboo print sleeveless shirt dress
    Michael Kors Bamboo print sleeveless shirt dress Shirt Dress. Print. Above the knee. Crew-neck. Sleeveless. 100% Polyester. Professional launder recommended.
  • Pre-owned 60S EMANUEL UNGARO POP ART PRINT MAXI DRESS
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    Pre-owned 60S EMANUEL UNGARO POP ART PRINT MAXI DRESS
    Emanuel Ungaro's Designing Career Started With Designing For The House Of Cristobal Balenciaga For Six Years , And Working For Courrèges For Another Four Years. In 1965, Ungaro Opened His Own Fashion House In Paris. In 1968, He Created His First Prêt-À-Porter Collection, Parallèle. A Status Collectors-Piece - This Early Ungaro-Parallèle Dress Is Probably From The 1st Or Second Collection From 1968 ... A Signature Early Ungaro Mod Print If There Ever Was One- With Andy Warhol-Ish Pop Art Flowers In Two Styles- The Larger Yellow Ones Floating In Bubbles, And The Smaller Black Ones On White - Mixed With Bands Of Thin And Fat Stripes And 3 Rows Of Large And Small Dots - Lets Just Say The Mod Print Is Stupendous! Colors Are Pale Yellow, Yellow, Mustard Yellow, Black And White ( photos have the yellow dots too lemon/bright- the label shot is best) There Are 2 Fabrics ... The Blouse Section Is A Very Thin Quality Soft Crepe - The Skirt Is A Textured Cotton Linen- It's Nice With So Much Going On That This Is Unlined - Making It Light and Super Easy To Wear... Top Portion Is Slim Cut With An Exact Fit, Bust Is Beautifully Seamed Down The Center With Darts And Sleeves Have 2 Buttoned Cuffs. Metal Zipper Up The Back ... Skirt Is Slightly Pleated At The Waist And Hangs In A Slim A-Line...Extremely Well Made. Except For The Museum Status, We Can't Help Picturing This As A Sexy Mini ... It Would Be The Best Thing Ever!! The Unbelievable Mod Print, With Legs Exposed, Sexy Black Patent Pumps And Red Lips ... We Say To Play With Your Vintage, Even If It Means Altering A Masterpiece Such As This ... Looking As If Never Worn (One Lentil-Sized Spot On Lower Skirt - Can't See It Easily Because Of The Print) This Is In Mint Conditon. SIZE 4 BUST 32 SLEEVES 23 SHOULDER TO SHOULDER 13 WAIST 26 LENGTH 52 LABELS EMANUEL UNGARO - PARALLELE, I. MAGNIN MADE IN ITALY MINT CONDITION CIRCA 60S
  • Robbie Bee Short-Sleeve Striped Belted Dress
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    Robbie Bee Short-Sleeve Striped Belted Dress
    Add structure to your style with our soft, short-sleeve dress with chic stripes and a coordinating belt. 49 " length from shoulderrayon/spandexmachine wash, dry flatmade in America. Women's. Size: X-small. Color: Blue. Brand: Robbie Bee. Manufacturer Part #: 22350960034.
  • Pre-owned 1990's Versace Couture Strapless Dress with Asymmetrical Hem
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    Pre-owned 1990's Versace Couture Strapless Dress with Asymmetrical Hem
    Strapless silk pleated cocktail dress from Versace Couture done in black and chartreuse. Asymmetrical hemline and pleating
  • Damsel in a dress Sandringham Dress, Chartreuse
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    Damsel in a dress Sandringham Dress, Chartreuse
    Add some colour to your wardrobe this season with the Sandringham Dress by Damsel in a Dress. Made from beautiful textured jersey, it is neatly contrasted by black piping detail and a dropped hem at the back. Give it the extra wow factor by pairing with bold black heels. Brand : Damsel in a dress. Dress Shape : Straight. Length Information: Mini - A mini style falls mid-thigh to above the knee, Midi - A midi length is knee- to calf-length, Maxi - A maxi length is ankle- to floor-length : Knee Length. Material : 61% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 5% Elastane. Neckline : V-Neck. Sleeve : Short Sleeve. Washing Instructions : Dry Clean.
  • The New Woman Coat/dress-quilted Floral
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    The New Woman Coat/dress-quilted Floral
    Quilted A-line maxi coat/dress presented by The New Woman in creme, orange, red, green, yellow and black floral print features v-neckline; ruffled collar; long sleeves with ruffled cuff; and black domed 8-button front closure. Lined. Label: The New Woman. Measurements: Shoulder-16" Sleeve (Inseam)-18" Bust-37" Waist-36" Hip-50" Hem-90" Length-51"
  • Damsel in a Dress Sandringham Dress
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    Damsel in a Dress Sandringham Dress
    The Sandringham dress is made from beautiful textured jersey and is a perfect way of injecting colour into your wardrobe. With a contrasting black piping detail and a dropped hem at the back, this bold dress is sure to wow the crowds. Jersey Dresses. Textured. V-neck collar. Short-sleeved. 61% Polyester, 34% Viscose, 5% Elastane. Dry clean only. Dress Length 98 cm.
  • Michael Kors Draped Ruched Stretch Crepe Dress
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    Michael Kors Draped Ruched Stretch Crepe Dress
    This minimalist dress is artfully draped with ruching details. Cap sleeves. Draped diagonal ruching at front. Wrap-around vented skirt Concealed back zip. Lined. About 43" from shoulder to hem. Rayon/spandex. Dry clean. Made in Italy. - Colors: Black,Leaf - Sizes: 6,12,0,10,8,14,4,2
  • Pre-owned VALENTINO Chartreuse silk charmeuse dress
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    Pre-owned VALENTINO Chartreuse silk charmeuse dress
    VALENTINO Chartreuse silk charmeuse dress with black grosgrain ribbon waist sash. Gathered construction at neckline with fluted sleeve cap shape. Concealed zipper at wearer's side seam. Satin face of silk at inside Underarm to underarm: 15", flat waist from side to side: 13-1/2", flat hips: 15", center back length: 32"
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