How to Wear the Black Dress? 5 Fashionista Secrets

An iconic piece revealed by Gabrielle Chanel (known as Coco) in the 1920s, the famous little black dress has established itself as the absolute must-have women's dressing room. Glamorous, classic, original or dressy, in the evening, at the office or relaxing, this timeless dress adapts to all situations... In short, it's your BFF, your Best Friend Forever. The one who will always be there for you and whom you will always find with pleasure. As long as you choose your black dress carefully. How to wear the little black dress in style? How to illuminate it, sublimate it and adopt a successful look with this must-have fashion piece? We tell you everything you need to know about the little black dress.

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1. Choosing the perfect black dress

No matter what occasion you're dressing for, a black dress is always a great choice. From the classic little black dress to a more sparkly and glamorous one, there's something for everyone. A short black dress can be enhanced or diminished with accessories, making it the perfect look for any event.

For an ultra-feminine look to wear on a chic formal occasion like a night out at a gourmet restaurant or the opera, go for a black pencil or sheath dress. On the occasion of an evening or a cocktail, dare the beautiful long black dress, timeless and elegant. And if you want your look to have impact, why not opt ​​for a fitted or downright tight black dress with a sublime neckline? We let you discover our black dress models adapted to each season and all occasions.

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Black pencil dress Victoria - les petits imprimés

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Mid-length black dress with short sleeves and white fringes Luna - les petits imprimés

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Black wool sweater dress with high neck Neyla - les petits imprimés

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Classic, straight, skater, pleated or trapeze, the black dress adapts to all circumstances. Black evening dress or chic little black dress for a night out with the girls, with Bardot neckline, Peter Pan collar or sexy V neckline, the black dress deploys treasures of imagination to never get bored. Not to mention the sleeves: straps, short sleeves, ¾ sleeves and long sleeves give rhythm to the classic black dress.

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Black fleece dress Enora - les petits imprimés

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Black straight sweater dress Julie - les petits imprimés

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Norah Off-the-Shoulder Mesh Black Long Dress - les petits imprimés

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Long black dress in knit with crossover neckline Liya - les petits imprimés

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Two-tone dress black and white sleeveless Lucile - les petits imprimés

The secret to choosing the right black dress

Choose a cut that suits your body type, your lifestyle and your personality. Short or long, tight or loose, casual or dressy... Everything is possible! Good news: the black dress is suitable for both short and tall women, slim and tall women.

2. Accessorize a black dress

Your black dress is chic, sober and elegant, but… black hardens the features of the face and creates an expression of sadness and anger. To avoid giving this bad impression, energize and personalize your little black dress by betting on beautiful accessories, especially jewelry.

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Depending on the occasion, accessorize your black dress with fine and discreet jewelry for a formal event and at work. On the other hand, you can afford more bling jewelry in the darkness of an evening party.

Of course, the black dress is the perfect evening outfit for parties or on the occasion of a New Year's Eve. For a chill day, a restaurant or an outing with the girls, more imposing and colorful jewelery can be used and highlight this playful moment.

3. The ideal shoes with a black dress

If there's one combination to avoid, it's a black dress with black shoes. Elegant in theory, this outfit returns a flat look without personality. Break the monotony with camel sandals or white trainers for a casual outing.

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Casual look: little black dress and camel ankle boots (Pinterest)

In the evening, energize your little black dress with metallic sandals in summer or dark ankle boots in winter (but not black beware!), pine green, navy blue, chic burgundy, etc.

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Look idea: Black dress and silver sandals (Pinterest)

Are you a pump and stiletto addict? Great, have fun with bright colors like coral or pretty prints (animal, houndstooth and tartan are just in fashion this season).

A little trick to lengthen your legs (and your entire silhouette) without worrying about color: nude or tone-on-tone shoes with your skin tone. On the other hand, impeccably cleaned and well-maintained quality leather remains a must to refine your legs to the maximum.

4. And the pantyhose with a black dress, we talk about it?

Of course, the gams take the sun in summer. But what tights to wear with a black dress in winter? The best choice is without a doubt the fine black tinted nylon couture tights. The plain is very suitable but it is also the perfect occasion to day with fancy patterns to bring a bit of character to your look.

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Are you a little chilly? Venture towards lace tights with a delicate pattern. Warm without being plain, it brings a touch of lightness without revealing anything. Smart, the lace tights.

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Lace tights delicate patterns (available in 5 colors) - les petits imprimés

Above all, avoid opaque black or colored tights with a black dress: they weigh down the silhouette by creating a massive block instead of lightening your look (it's even worse if they're black).

Discover more chic tights adapted to the season here

5. Flawless makeup!

You already know it: the black color of your dress hardens the features of your face, but also wrinkles, dark circles and bags under the eyes (to make matters worse).

To avoid inspiring depression, you absolutely must reveal your best features with flawless makeup. Little tip: do your make-up after you've dressed and styled your hair, already wearing your jewelry to properly dose your make-up.

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Impeccable make-up, essential for a radiantly fresh face

So take your time preparing for a flawless complexion. Concealer, illuminator, fixing base and clear eye shadow are your best allies to illuminate your face.

Then work on your look well with a controlled make-up like a smocky eye. Above all, we do not forget the point of white in the inner corner of the eye to enlarge the look.

A touch of pink or orange blush on the top of the cheekbones gives an immediate healthy-glow effect. To finish, delicately hem your mouth with a beautiful long-lasting velvet effect lipstick. There, you look gorgeous in a little black dress!

Wear the little black dress well with style: it's up to you!

Wearing a black dress is always a good idea. Well chosen according to your morphology, in a noble material with a sober cut, you have everything just right. You still need to know how to accessorize it according to the occasion, your style and your personality. Now you know what jewelry to wear with a black dress depending on the circumstances.

Never forget: chic and elegance lie in the small details. To upgrade a little black dress, there's nothing like shoes in contrasting style and color, flawless bright makeup and bright, colorful jewelry.

Now it's up to you! Dare to wear (good) accessories and have fun, beauties!