Wearing an LBD for your work’s night out or a romantic dinner can sometimes feel a little outdated or ‘done’, but have no fear! Here at Little Black Dress, we know the importance of an LBD, and how the timeless yet versatile piece can be instantly updated with a cut-out here and an embellished neckline there, making it a contemporary style-staple. Take a look at our five fabulous outfits, to inspire your outfit ideas this weekend, whether you want to flaunt your figure with a plunging neckline or channel a classic vibe in lace.

Classic

For a classic take on the LBD, opt for opulence with elegant black lace and intricate beaded detailing, like the Gina Bacconi Beaded Tier Lace Dress in Black, for £259. Pair your ladylike dress with simplistic black court-heels, and an eye-catching monochrome clutch bag to add a modern edge. Add classic gold jewellery in the form of statement earrings and a minimalistic bracelet and voila, you’ll be an Audrey Hepburn in the making.

Get the Look: Gina Bacconi Beaded Tier Lace Dress in Black £259, Aftershock London Josephine Shoe in Black £79, Lagom Barbara Clutch Bag in Monochrome £35, Krystal London Tiger Drop Earrings £35, Fiorelli Curved Bar Bracelet in Gold £20  

Feminine

Do you want a flirtatious and feminine LBD for your upcoming weekend plans? Then try a skater style dress with an embellished neckline, like the Chi Chi London Ingrid Dress in Black, for £53.99, with more than enough girlie glamour. Co-ordinate your gold shimmering dress with a beaded clutch and gold peep-toe heels for an irresistibly feminine look.

Get the Look: Chi Chi London Ingrid Dress in Black £53.99, Aftershock London Lucy Peep Toe High Heels in Gold £74, Aftershock London Millie Embellished Clutch in Gold £89, Krystal London Hent Earrings in Topaz £30  

Glamorous

Going somewhere fancy this weekend? Then opt for a glamorous noir dress for show-stopping impact like the floor-length Forever Unique Porsia Dress in Black, for £330, which will ooze old Hollywood glamour. Inject a subtle hint of colour into your outfit with a red clutch bag, and add some much-needed dazzle with silver shoes and jewellery. Finish your oufit with a slick of red lipstick, to give your sophisticated all-noir look a fashionable edge.

Get the Look: Forever Unique Porsia Dress in Black £330, Moda In Pelle Sazzy Shoe in Silver £99.95, Aftershock London Mackenzie Clutch Bag in Red £44, Krystal London Dangling Reef Earrings £45, Fiorelli Clear Crystal Pave Triple Interlocking Rings Bracelet £35  

Sexy

Show off your seductive side in a cut-out panelled fitted-style LBD with a plunging neckline like the Hedonia Tiffany Dress in Black, for £70, which will give a classy yet sultry vibe. Add a shock of colour with a vibrant statement clutch-bag, and simplistic black court-shoes to leave an air of mystery to your sexy noir outfit.

Get the Look: Hedonia Tiffany Dress in Black £70, Aftershock London Lydia Pointed High Heels in Black £69, Aftershock London Valerie Clutch in Orange £54, Johnny Loves Rosie Waterfall Earrings £24  

Unique

If you like to make an impression and don’t like to follow the crowd, then an LBD with a modern monochrome twist is just the piece for you. The James Lakeland Amalfi Dress in Black, for £165, featuring a quirky 60s-inspired circle detail, which is sure to make you stand-out from other fashionistas. Accessorise with a white accented clutch and shoes, and add a co-ordinating retro pop of colour with electric-blue high-heels!

Get the Look: James Lakeland Amalfi Dress in Black £165, Moda in Pelle Sazzy Shoe in Blue £99.95, Aftershock London Ruth Clutch in White £44Krystal London Tey Earrings £40 Shop all black dresses