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.
  • West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe The Little Black Slip Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe The Little Black Slip Dress in Black
    Black. 100% Polyester. Hand Wash Cold. Imported. Length: 30".
  • West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Layla Strappy Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Layla Strappy Dress in Black
    Black.
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Skip A Beat Dress in Black
    Black. 100% Polyester. Hand Wash Cold. Imported. Length: 29.5".
  • West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Dance Forever Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Dance Forever Dress in Black
    Black. Self 57% Rayon 43% Viscose. Contrast 95% Nylon 5% Spandex. Dry Clean Only. Imported. Length: 34".
  • West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe The Big Leagues Sleeveless Knit Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe The Big Leagues Sleeveless Knit Dress in Black
    Black. 55% Cotton 40% Polyester 5% Spandex. Hand Wash Cold. Imported. Length: 31".
  • West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Heartbreaker Fit & Flare Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Heartbreaker Fit & Flare Dress in Black
    Black. 95% Polyester 5% Spandex. Hand Wash Cold. Imported. Length: 27 1/2".
  • West Coast Wardrobe Miss Mistress Long Sleeve Lace Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe Miss Mistress Long Sleeve Lace Dress in Black
    Black. 100% Polyester. Contrast: 95% Nylon 5% Spandex. Length: 31".
  • West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Adele Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Adele Dress in Black
    Black. 100% Polyester. Hand Wash Cold. Imported. Length: 35".
  • West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Midnight Sky Woven Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe Midnight Sky Woven Dress in Black
    Black. Self: 100% Polyester. Contrast: 100% Nylon. Imported. Length: 33".
  • West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe April Showers Floral Slip Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe West Coast Wardrobe April Showers Floral Slip Dress in Black
    Black. Self: 95% Polyester 5% Spandex. Lining: 100% Polyester. Dry Clean. Imported. Length: 30".
  • West Coast Wardrobe Cocktail Hour Mini Dress in Black
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    West Coast Wardrobe Cocktail Hour Mini Dress in Black
    Black. 100% Polyester. Hand Wash Cold. Imported. Rise: 12" Inseam: 1.5".
  • Contrarian Barbara Bibb Dress in Black
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    Contrarian Barbara Bibb Dress in Black
    Contrarian Barbara Dress in Black. Straight off the red carpet, this Contrarian Barbara Dress is chic and adorable. Black mini dress features a plunging V neckline, skinny spaghetti straps, ruched puffy skirt and a revealing back. 97% Cotton, 2% Elastic.
  • Jack by BB Dakota Penelope Dress
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    Jack by BB Dakota Penelope Dress
    The Penelope Dress features a scoop neck, criss cross open back, pockets & side zipper closure. Length: 34" from shoulder (measurements taken from a small) 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex.
  • BB DAKOTA Hudson Dress
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    BB DAKOTA Hudson Dress
    The Hudson Dress features V-neck & V at back. Zipper closure at back. Length: 33" (Measurements taken from a small) 65% Rayon, 29% Nylon, 6% Spandex.
  • Alternative Apparel Racer Back Maxi Dress
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    Alternative Apparel Racer Back Maxi Dress
    Alternative Apparel Poolside Tank Dress. Maxi tank dress made from soft, eco-heather. Racerback. Contemporary fit.
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    Romeo & Juliet Couture Sleeveless Beaded Dress
    The Sleeveless Woven Dress features a crew neck. Beaded detail. Length: 32" (Measurements taken from a small) 100% Polyester.
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Morgan Dress
    Flatter your shape with a closely cut stretch-jersey mini dress. At the hem we have design detailed cutouts that draw attractive attention. Sleeveless. Rounded neckline. Back zipper closure. Unlined.
  • Sugar Lips Triangle Color Block Bustier Dress
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    Sugar Lips Triangle Color Block Bustier Dress
    The Triangle Color Block Bustier Dress features a slight sweetheart neck. Exposed zipper at back with yellow backing. Zig zag stitching at top. Self: 100% Polyester, Lining: 97% Polyester.
  • BB DAKOTA Skye Ponte Dress
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    BB DAKOTA Skye Ponte Dress
    The Skye Ponte Dress features a sweetheart neck, hidden zipper at back, narrow shoulder straps. Length: 34" (measurements taken from a small) 65% Rayon, 29% Nylon, 6% Spandex.
  • Costa Blanca Ombre Dress
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    Costa Blanca Ombre Dress
    The Ombre Dress features a cowl neck. Back tie. Zipper at back. Sleeveless. Length: 36" (Measurements taken from a small)
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    Black Sheep Audrey Dress
    The Audrey Dress features a crew neck. Contrast leather pockets. Crew neck. Exposed zipper at back. Length: 31" (Measurements taken from a Small)
  • Black Sheep Audrey Dress
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    Black Sheep Audrey Dress
    The Audrey Dress features a crew neck. Contrast leather pockets. Crew neck. Exposed zipper at back. Length: 31" (Measurements taken from a Small)
  • Torn by Ronny Kobo Vanda Dress
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Vanda Dress
    The characteristic look of a plush chenille on a form-fitting stretch jersey bodice with a flared skirt presents this dress with a number of cool contrasts. Crew neckline. Sleeveless. Unlined.
  • Torn by Ronny Kobo Geraldine Dress
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Geraldine Dress
    A beautifully crafted slim-fitting mini dress flares out at the hem to flatter your frame. A polka dot pattern lends chic graphic appeal. Long sleeves.
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Anina Dress
    The meticulous placement of stretch mesh reveals hint of skin along the hemline and the entirety of the long sleeves. Body contour shape. Crew neckline. Semi-sheer. Unlined.
  • Torn by Ronny Kobo Franca Dress
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Franca Dress
    This dress has ruffles that detail the neckline and sinuously hug the side of the bodice, tempering the dramatic one shoulder cut. Single long sleeve. The perfect stretch fabric means it's flattering no matter what your shape. Unlined.
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Danika Dress
    The characteristic look of a plush chenille on a form-fitting stretch jersey bodice with a flared skirt presents this dress with a number of cool contrasts. Square cut neckline. Sleeveless. Unlined.
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    Olivaceous Formfitting Mini Dress
    95% Rayon 5% Spandex.
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    525 America Long Sleeve Dress w/ Vegan Leather Detail
    This dress features vegan leather patch detail at the shoulders. Long sleeves and crew neck. 52% Cotton, 33% Acrylic, 13% Nylon & 2% Spandex. Length: 33".
  • 525 America Colorblock Dress
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    525 America Colorblock Dress
    Colorblock Dress. 52% Cotton, 33% Acylic, 13% Nylon, 2% Spandex. Length: 33".
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    525 America Zipper Detail Boatneck Dress
    The Zipper Detail Boatneck Dress is a classic style sweater dress with full length sleeves and zipper detail at sleeve hem. 52% Cotton, 33% Acylic, 13% Nylon, 2% Spandex. Length: 33".
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Neveah Dress
    The show-stopping dress with a sporty edge is the result one gets when they combine a compression style design with tonal mesh. Easy to dress up or down, we'll be wearing this piece for many seasons to come. Scoop neckline. Sleeveless. Unlined.
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Fifi Dress
    Take a show styling cue as you explore new textures and feminine silhouettes. This contoured dress has a flocked zebra pattern that tops off the look at the neckline and finishes along the sleeveless cut. Unlined.
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Magnolia Dress
    Take a show styling cue as you explore new textures and feminine silhouettes. This contoured dress has a flocked zebra pattern that tops off the look at the neckline and finishes the slender long sleeves. Unlined.
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    Katherine Barclay Sweater Dress
    Cable knit sweater dress with faux leather trim at shoulder. Turtleneck. 80% Acrylic, 20% Cotton. 100% Polyurethane trim. True to size.
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    Torn by Ronny Kobo Mammie Dress
    Play with plaids and texture for an update to your dress collection. Cut from a mid-weight double knit fabrication which is the secret to pulling off a perfect figure flattering dress. Ribbed banding at the crew neckline, long sleeve arm cuffs, and hemline. Unlined.
  • Donna Mizani Ultra Soft Multi Strap Dress
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    Donna Mizani Ultra Soft Multi Strap Dress
    Body-con dress with multi strap detail at shoulder. Pull on style. 94% Rayon, 6% Spandex. Model wearing size small.
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    Blu Pepper Raven Mini Dress
    Scoop neck mini with tiered skirt and slight acid wash detail. Low dipped back with horizontal strap. 32" In length. 100% Rayon.
  • Olivaceous Jada Panel Dress
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    Olivaceous Jada Panel Dress
    Fitted dress with faux leather panel down front. Hidden zip at back. Sleeveless. 55% Cotton, 45% PU. 32" In length.
  • Nightcap Clothing Boyfriend Blouse Dress
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    Nightcap Clothing Boyfriend Blouse Dress
    This shirt dress features a slightly cinched waist and sheen throughout. Patch pockets at chest. Button down front.
  • Veronica M Stripe Tank Dress
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    Veronica M Stripe Tank Dress
    The Stripe Tank Dress is a short dress with tie at waistline. Pocket at left chest. Bust: 22" Length: 38" (Measurements taken from a size small) 47% Rayon, 47% Polyester, 6% Spandex.
  • Jack by BB Dakota Kacie Dress
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    Jack by BB Dakota Kacie Dress
    The Kacie Dress features adjustable spaghetti straps, sweetheart neck, front pleated skirt, black piping accents, side zipper closure. Length: 24 1/2" (measurements taken from a small) 100% Polyester.
  • Contrarian Barbara Bibb Dress in Teal
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    Contrarian Barbara Bibb Dress in Teal
    Black mini dress features a plunging V neckline, skinny spaghetti straps, ruched puffy skirt and a revealing back. 97% Cotton, 2% Elastic.
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