Ahhhh, the little black dress. This versatile piece is a staple in most women’s closets, and for good reason. It’s flattering on everyone–and can be dressed up, dressed down and worn all year long.
As the weather gets colder, it can be a bit more confusing to figure out how to style your LBD in a way that keeps you warm and still looks sophisticated, but we’re here to help!
Here are 10 ways to style your little black dress for winter.
1. Throw a patterned scarf over your dress to keep your chest and neck covered.
This is a really quick way to make a LBD work for winter. A patterned scarf is a great way to keep your top half warm, even when the weather’s bitterly cold. Opaque black tights and over the knee boots finish the look.
2. Dress down your LBD with a beanie and chunky boots.
Even when you wear your hair down, you’re still bound to feel cold in the winter without something covering your head. Keep cozy and give your little black dress a bit of a hipster vibe by wearing a beanie cap, tights and chunky boots.
3. Layer printed or shimmery tights underneath to keep warm and add a bit of personality.
For a special occasion, add a pair of tights in a fun allover print (like a floral or discreet polka dots) or some sparkly lurex to really shine. Black pumps tie the look together for an outfit that’s fancy enough for a holiday party.
4. Cozy up in a cute patterned knit cardigan.
Cardigans are the ultimate in cold weather comfort, and they can make your little black dress last throughout the winter. If your dress is on the shorter side, choose a knit cardigan that hits around the same place on your legs. Layer on tights and finish with a pair of tall boots for a look that’s just as appropriate for the office as it is for date night afterwards.
5. Bring the ’90s to today by wearing a T-shirt underneath your LBD.
If your little black dress is more of a slip style, wear a crisp white T-shirt underneath it for a fresh take on a look that’s inspired by the past.
6. Layer a chunky knit sweater over it.
Throw a chunky knit sweater over your little black dress to completely change its look. Add a pair of opaque tights and slide into a pair of cute booties for a poised, professional, office-ready style.
7. Wear it as a tunic over leggings.
If your little black dress is on the blousier side, you can repurpose it as a tunic for the winter months. Wear it with leggings underneath and over the knee boots for a cozy, casual vibe.
8. Put a basic black turtleneck underneath for an easy, chic look.
A simple way to make your LBD feel ready for the winter is to layer a plain black turtleneck underneath. With a pair of drop earrings, tights and booties, this outfit looks really put together.
9. Give it an edgy vibe with a shearling bomber jacket and black boots.
If you’re feeling a little rebellious, black boots, tights and a cropped shearling bomber will give your little black dress a healthy dose of edge.
10. Cover it up with a classic wool coat or a trendy teddy coat.
If your LBD is one of your go-to interview outfits, you might not want to change it up too much. In this case, cover up with an overcoat that makes you feel confident. A classic wool coat is a great place to start, while the trendy teddy coat is still going strong.
Making Your LBD Your Own
One of the best parts of having a little black dress is that it gives you the chance to get creative with styling it all year long. Even when the temperatures dip and the snow starts to fall, you can still find ways to keep warm, look great and, most importantly, feel confident!