Although we love experimenting with bold shades and pastel hued dresses as much as the next fashionista, there's nothing Team LBD love more than a timeless little black dress. So this weekend, we're taking it back to black and showing you just how versatile our favourite sartorial piece can be, by styling it five different ways for our five different moods. Whether you want something classic and elegant a la Jackie O, or something sexy and figure-hugging like Brigitte Bardot, take a look at our outfits and decide which little noir number suits your weekend mood!


For those of us who like to keep things classic, a simple yet chic shift-style dress is perfect for you. A sleek monochrome version, like the Hedonia Paloma Dress in Black, £49, will keep your look elegant and sophisticated, whilst the retro white-detailed sleeves will have you at the front of the fashion-pack, as the 60s trend is set to be huge for AW '14! Pair with a vibrant red clutch and just the right amount of shimmer, and your classic LBD look is complete.

Get the Look: Hedonia Paloma Dress in Black, £49, Aftershock London Lydia Pointed High Heels in Black, £69, Aftershock London Simone Ostrich Purse, £19, Krystal London Lily Crystal Earrings, £25  


When we want to flaunt our feminine side, there's only one material we turn too, and that's lace. Whether it's an all-over print or a subtle embellishment, like the waist-detailing on this Lipstick Boutique Livvie Shift Dress in Black, £70, a little bit of lace combined with pretty accessories is guaranteed to ooze feminine charm. Add a sugary splash of pink to your LBD with some ladylike bow-embellished heels, like the Bourne Mollie Shoe in Blush, £178, and you'll be the crème de la femme!

Get the Look: Lipstick Boutique Livvie Shift Dress in Black, £70, Bourne Mollie Shoe in Blush, £178, Aftershock London Ruth Clutch in Pink, £44, Krystal London Tey Earrings, £40  


Dazzlingly embellished, sheer-details, and sure to create a svelte silhouette; the Reiss Aphrodite Beaded Dress, £495, is a triple threat and is bound to make you look and feel as though you're straight off the red-carpet. We suggest adding gold-accented accessories to take your regal look to the next level, and simple black peep-toe heels. Opt for a smokey eye and a chic up-do to finish your look with true Hollywood glamour.

Get the Look: Reiss Aphrodite Beaded Dress, £495, Aftershock London Lorena Shoe in Black, £64, Zandra Rhodes Godiva Bag in Black, £59, Krystal London Tiger Drop Earrings, £35  


Oozing sex appeal comes hand in hand with feeling confident, and a figure-hugging LBD like the HMH Couture Anneka Dress in Black, £200, will flatter most shapes with it's cinched waist and enticing one-shoulder detailing, meaning that feel-good factor is guaranteed. A little bit of texture can go a long way when styling a minimalistic dress, and the woven Aftershock London Jamie Clutch Bag in Black, £39, adds just the right amount of edge without being overbearing. Finish off with a subtle crystal earring to let your risque dress take the limelight.

Get the Look: HMH Couture Anneka Dress in Black, £200, Bourne Arabella Shoe in Jade, £150Aftershock London Jamie Clutch Bag in Black, £39, Fiorelli Green Crystal Dangly Earrings, £28  


It can sometimes be difficult to take something as timeless as an LBD, and transform into something utterly unique and individual. However, with a thigh-high split here and an asymmetric shoulder-detailing there, the  Gorgeous Couture Zena Maxi Dress in Black, £193.95, has done all the hard work for you! Vibrant colour-popping shades and iridescent metallics were seen all over the SS'14 catwalks, so nail two trends in one with the bold Mifani St Tropez Shoe in Cobalt Blue, £159, and the Aftershock London Mandie Metallic Bag, £39, and you'll be difficult to miss.

Get the Look: Gorgeous Couture Zena Maxi Dress in Black, £193.95Mifani St Tropez Shoe in Cobalt Blue, £159, Aftershock London Mandie Metallic Bag, £39, Rachel Black Millinery Floating Feather Headpiece, £105 Shop our extensional collection of gorgeous black dresses for the weekend here.