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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.
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  • Rosie Fortescue Venice Black Maxi Dress
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    Rosie Fortescue Venice Black Maxi Dress
    Beautiful bandeau maxi dress, with small statement peplums and high- low skirt.
  • Ruby Black Hand Beaded Grecian Evening Dress
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    Ruby Black Hand Beaded Grecian Evening Dress
    The Perfect grecian style dress with handbeaded bust and waist detail with cut out back detail. This dress is fully lined with bust cups and centre back zip.
  • Lipsy Everyday Fashion Jersey Bodycon Dress
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    Lipsy Everyday Fashion Jersey Bodycon Dress
    Gorgeous everyday fashion dress in black, featuring front split. Complete the look with heels.
  • Lipsy Everyday Fashion Bodycon Dress
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    Lipsy Everyday Fashion Bodycon Dress
    Lipsy Everyday fashion high neck bodycon dress. Perfect for putting together an effortless smart casual look.
  • Paper Dolls Floral Bodycon Dress
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    Paper Dolls Floral Bodycon Dress
    A fitted sleeveless dress with black top and floral skirt.
  • Jones & Jones Floral Prom Dress
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    Jones & Jones Floral Prom Dress
    The gorgeous scalloped edge of this floral organza flows across the high neckline and down into a perfectly-cut bodice, whilst a hint of burgundy lining shines through. Soft gathers cascade from the nipped-in waist to create a figure-enhancing silhouette, whilst the scalloped edge delicately flows around the hem, revealing the ivory underskirt. A net-trimmed petticoat adds the perfect amount of volume and flare.
  • Lipsy Long Sleeve Mesh Detail Bodycon Dress
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    Lipsy Long Sleeve Mesh Detail Bodycon Dress
    Be party ready in this long sleeve LBD featuring mesh inserts and low back, add a pair of sky high heels and a clutch to complete your look.
  • Michelle Keegan Lace Applique Bodycon Dress
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    Michelle Keegan Lace Applique Bodycon Dress
    Lipsy Loves Michelle Keegan Lace Applique Bodycon Dress. Featuring sheer sleeves and lace applique detail. Complete the look with a pair of stilettos or ankle boots.
  • Lipsy Side Panel Bodycon Dress
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    Lipsy Side Panel Bodycon Dress
    Your new favourite party dress, featuring flattering bodycon silhouette and PU side detail. Complete this look with killer heels and a shoulder bag.
  • Lipsy Sheer Panel Bodycon Dress
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    Lipsy Sheer Panel Bodycon Dress
    Gorgeous black bodycon dress, featuring cross over back straps and sheer panels. Complete this glam look with stilettos and a clutch.
  • Yumi Spotty Dress With Sleeves
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    Yumi Spotty Dress With Sleeves
    Yumi spotty print dress. Playful polka dots adorn this 50’s inspired skater dress. Featuring 3/4 length sleeves and subtle pleating on the skirt, this fitted monochrome style will add a fun and feminine twist to your wardrobe this season.
  • Michelle Keegan Lace Panel Bodycon Dress
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    Michelle Keegan Lace Panel Bodycon Dress
    Lipsy love Michelle Keegan Lace Panel Bodycon Dress. Featuring lace panels and hem, complete this look with nude heels and a clutch bag.
  • Lipsy 2in1 Print Chiffon Dress
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    Lipsy 2in1 Print Chiffon Dress
    Beautiful 2in1 dress, featuring floral chiffon top and flattering black skirt. Complete this look with a pair of heels and a classic handbag.
  • Lipsy Halter Frill Dress
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    Lipsy Halter Frill Dress
    Gorgeous halter style dress, featuring frill down skirt. Complete the look with stilettos and a clutch bag.
  • Vila Vigonola Dress
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    Vila Vigonola Dress
    This cute 2-in1 dress is ideal for work. Alternatively pop some heels on and you've got the perfect bar-ready dress.
  • Lipsy Everyday Fashion Cowl Back Dress
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    Lipsy Everyday Fashion Cowl Back Dress
    Lipsy Fashion Essential black cowl back dress.
  • Little Mistress Layered Lace Fit And Flare Dress
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    Little Mistress Layered Lace Fit And Flare Dress
    A black fit and flare dress with chiffon skirt and lace overlay top with pink lining.
  • Hedonia Sequin Bodycon Dress With Drape Back
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    Hedonia Sequin Bodycon Dress With Drape Back
    This gorgeous jersey party dress has a black and silver sequin skirt and drape back detail. This dress is fully lined and has a metal zip fastening.
  • Jessica Wright Lisa Mesh Panel Cross Front Dress
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    Jessica Wright Lisa Mesh Panel Cross Front Dress
    This head turner is the perfect addition to your waredrobe this season; featuring a glamorous sheer mesh panel. Complete the look with some black stilettos, and a sparkly clutch bag.
  • Lipsy Colourblock Lace Bardot Dress
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    Lipsy Colourblock Lace Bardot Dress
    Stand out this season in this beautiful Lipsy Colourblock Lace Bardot Dress. Featuring black, white and lace panels. Complete this look with high heels and a pair of statement earrings.
  • Lipsy V I P Strapless Embellished Maxi Dress
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    Lipsy V I P Strapless Embellished Maxi Dress
    Gorgeous strapless maxi dress; featuring embellished sweetheart neckline. Perfect for that special occasion. Complete the look with diamante accessories and a pair of heels.
  • Lipsy Everyday Fashion Cap Sleeved Dress
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    Lipsy Everyday Fashion Cap Sleeved Dress
    Lipsy Fashion Essential black capped sleeved bodycon dress.
  • Lipsy Shoulder Applique Dress
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    Lipsy Shoulder Applique Dress
    Stand out this season in this unique Lipsy dress, perfect for the party season. Featuring sheer applique shoulders in a unique floral pattern. Complete this gorgeous look with a pair of peep toe ankle boots.
  • Jessica Wright Celine Cami Bodycon Dress
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    Jessica Wright Celine Cami Bodycon Dress
    Turn Heads in this Jessica Wright Celine Bodycon dress, pair with some classic stiletto's and a clutch bag to complete the look!
  • Vero Moda Dolla 24 Short Dress
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    Vero Moda Dolla 24 Short Dress
    Woven 3/4 Sleeve Dress with Contrast Dot Print and Button Closure at back of the neck.
  • Lipsy 2 In 1 Shift Dress
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    Lipsy 2 In 1 Shift Dress
    Stunning 2in1 dress from Lipsy, featuring waist belt and contrasting top and bottom. Complete this classic look with a pair of heels and a grab bag.
  • Lipsy Printed Wrap Dress
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    Lipsy Printed Wrap Dress
    Eye-catching wrap dress, featuring floral print. Complete the look with black heels.
  • Lipsy Everyday Fashion Colour Block Shift Dress
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    Lipsy Everyday Fashion Colour Block Shift Dress
    Great everyday fashion t-shirt dress, perfect for wearing with flats or heels. Your new favourite dress, whether you dress it up or down.
  • Elise Ryan Skater Dress With Scallop Lace Trim
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    Elise Ryan Skater Dress With Scallop Lace Trim
    This skater dress has beautiful pleat detailing and lace trim across the chest and back. With this dress it is the little details that make it an instant show stopper.
  • Lipsy Lace Top Skater Dress
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    Lipsy Lace Top Skater Dress
    Skater dresses are a wardrobe must have, sleeveless dress featuring lace trim top, skater skirt and low V back with concealed back zip fastening. Add heels to complete your look.
  • Lipsy Everyday Fashion Shift Dress
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    Lipsy Everyday Fashion Shift Dress
    Lipsy Everyday Fashion shift dress is the perfect item for a casual look.
  • Binky Belvedere Shift Dress With Gold Bar
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    Binky Belvedere Shift Dress With Gold Bar
    Classic shift dress featuring a gold bar at the neckline. Perfect for day or night.
  • Lipsy Print Shift Dress
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    Lipsy Print Shift Dress
    Gorgeous monochrome shift dress, featuring sophisticated print and black panels to create a classic silhouette. Perfect for desk to dinner, simply complete the look with your favourite stilettos.
  • Lipsy Lace Shift Dress
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    Lipsy Lace Shift Dress
    Look gorgeous this season in this black lace dress featuring exposed zip. This dress is perfect for a dinner date or even for a night out with the girls. Complete this look with your favourite stilettos and a piece of statement jewellery.
  • Hedonia April Longsleeved Wrap Dress
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    Hedonia April Longsleeved Wrap Dress
    The April dress by Hedonia is the essential party dress. This jersey bodycon mini dress has a slinky gathered wrap top and cut out back detail. This style is fully lined and has a metal zip fastening.
  • Mela Loves London Colour Blocked Floral Print Dress
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    Mela Loves London Colour Blocked Floral Print Dress
    A cute contrasting blue and black floral print skater dress by Mela Loves London.
  • Yumi Woodland Creature Dress
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    Yumi Woodland Creature Dress
    Yumi Woodland Creatures Shirt Dress. Look dreamy in this sleeveless, woodland creature print shirt dress with white collar. Falling above the knee, it features black buttoned front, elasticated waist and a red belt. Button up right to the top for a preppy look and add a tailored jacket to instantly jazz it up.
  • Pit Flower Patterned Dress
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    Pit Flower Patterned Dress
    Perfect for office or going out! Sleeveless black dress printed large flowers, close-fitted waist cut.
  • Lipsy Pencil Shift Dress
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    Lipsy Pencil Shift Dress
    Sophisticated pencil dress in feminine blush, featuring black patent belt. Complete this classic look with a few black patent accessories.
  • Uttam Boutique Ameba Print Frilly Dress
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    Uttam Boutique Ameba Print Frilly Dress
    Uttam Boutique Ameba Print Frilly Dress. Adorned with an all-over print, this frilly dress is available in a soft green and pink hue. Falling just above the knee, it features a button up front, black waist belt and frilly cap sleeves. Add strappy statement shoes for dressed up vibe.
  • Lipsy Floral Print Tee Dress
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    Lipsy Floral Print Tee Dress
    Lipsy black shift t-shirt dress, perfect casual throw on dress featuring on trend tropical print.
  • Yumi Jacquard Dress
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    Yumi Jacquard Dress
    Yumi Jacquard Dress. With a geometric monochrome print and cute Peter Pan collar detail, this short sleeved dress is available in black. Sits just above the knee and tailored at the waist, this is the perfect day dress for your Spring/Summer wardrobe.
  • Motel Scuba Alberta Dress
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    Motel Scuba Alberta Dress
    The perfect printed dress! Black and white swirl scuba fabric. Form fitting with sweet skater style skirt and high neck. With concealed back zip. Girly with an edge! Team with killer heels and a simple oversized clutch. Let the dress do the talking.
  • Naf Naf Floral Print And Mesh Shift Dress
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    Naf Naf Floral Print And Mesh Shift Dress
    Patterned shift dress in black. Length: 91 cm.
  • Naf Naf Two-tone Shift Dress
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    Naf Naf Two-tone Shift Dress
    2 in 1 shift dress featuring off white top and contrasting black skirt. Length: 93.5 cm.
  • Naf Naf Two-tone Shift Dress
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    Naf Naf Two-tone Shift Dress
    2 in 1 shift dress featuring off white top and contrasting black skirt. Length: 93.5 cm.
  • Pit Stripe Shift Dress
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    Pit Stripe Shift Dress
    Zebra-striped are back! Sailor short sleeves dress,white with black thin stripes, straight cut with two square pockets with reverse stripes at the middle. Basic for everyday.
  • Lipsy Wrap Insert Print Dress
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    Lipsy Wrap Insert Print Dress
    Stand out this season in this gorgeous Lipsy wrap dress, featuring white lace inset. Complete the look with black heels and a clutch bag.
  • Pit Dress With With Stripes
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    Pit Dress With With Stripes
    Basic for everyday dress. Sailor short sleeves dress, black with white thin stripes, straight cut with two square pockets with reverse stripes at the middle.
  • Pit Printed Dress
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    Pit Printed Dress
    Not only black, thanks! Black straight cut dress with short sleeves, squared with blue flowers print. Rounded neck, all year long.
  • Paper Dolls Structured Wiggle Dress
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    Paper Dolls Structured Wiggle Dress
    Pink fitted dress with black structure lines and short sleeves.
  • Lipsy Shift Dress
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    Lipsy Shift Dress
    Classic Lipsy shift dress; perfect for taking you from desk to dusk. Complete the look with black courts and a gorgeous grab bag.
  • Lipsy Printed Bandeau Dress
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    Lipsy Printed Bandeau Dress
    Stunning monochrome strapless dress; featuring unique all over print and flattering black waist band. Complete the look with high heel boots and a clutch bag.
  • Lipsy Applique Contrasting Lace Dress
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    Lipsy Applique Contrasting Lace Dress
    Stand out this season in the glamorous black bodycon dress, featuring white lace applique. Complete this stunning look with heels and a great clutch bag.
  • Paper Dolls Cut Out Lace Dress
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    Paper Dolls Cut Out Lace Dress
    A pink figgure flattering dress with black lace inserts on waistband and sleeves.
  • Little Mistress Sheer Stripe Sleeveless Skater Dress
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    Little Mistress Sheer Stripe Sleeveless Skater Dress
    A black and white striped sleeveless skater dress with sheer overlay.
  • Lipsy Embellished Skater Dress
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    Lipsy Embellished Skater Dress
    Lipsy black and nude panel fitted skater dress with detailed back split.
  • Lipsy Everyday Fashion Scuba Skater Dress
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    Lipsy Everyday Fashion Scuba Skater Dress
    Everyday Fashion black scuba skater, add a pair off heels to complete your look.
  • Paper Dolls Side Panel Dress
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    Paper Dolls Side Panel Dress
    Nude bodycon dress with black side panels.
  • Little Mistress Sheer Stripe Panelled Shift Dress
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    Little Mistress Sheer Stripe Panelled Shift Dress
    A black and white striped fit and flare dress with 3/4 length sleeves and sheer overlay.
  • Elise Ryan Baroc Contrast Skater Dress
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    Elise Ryan Baroc Contrast Skater Dress
    This skater dress has a baroc trim down the chest and contrast black banding for added shape.
  • Lipsy Jacquard Knit Dress
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    Lipsy Jacquard Knit Dress
    Lipsy black and white strip long sleeve knitted dress.
  • Jessica Wright Peplum Dress
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    Jessica Wright Peplum Dress
    Striking black and white spot print panel dress from Jessica Wright. With Peplum detail and black sides this is a great way to channel the monochrome trend.
  • Lipsy V I P Lace Halter Neck Dress
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    Lipsy V I P Lace Halter Neck Dress
    Beautiful VIP halter dress featuring lace on the hem and neckline. Perfect for standing out this season, simply complete the look with a pair of pointy stilettos and a black clutch bag.
  • Lipsy Sweetheart Cami Dress
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    Lipsy Sweetheart Cami Dress
    Printed shift dress featuring lace waist detail! Complete the look with black stilettos and a Lipsy Clutch bag!
  • Lipsy V I P Print Shift Dress
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    Lipsy V I P Print Shift Dress
    Gorgeous monochrome shift dress, featuring sophisticated print and black panels to create a classic silhouette. Perfect for desk to dinner, simply complete the look with your favourite stilettos.
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