We have said it time and time again, but we speak from years of experience — there is no better or more versatile friend than a trusty little black dress…
Forget your room covered in discarded options while your date waits patiently for another twenty minutes; forget running, panicked and sweaty up and down the high street the day before you head off on holiday — with a versatile going out dress like the LBD, all you need is to know your accessories. Trust us, we’re professionals.
The only big decision you need to make is picking the LBD in question, so luckily for you we have already plucked out the perfect specimen. The Lipstick Boutique Jodie Dress (which is now just £30!) is a blank canvas that can be dressed up or down for any occasion and is THE original wardrobe essential.
Buy the Lipstick Boutique Jodie Dress in Black, Was £60, Now £30, here now.
And then simply pick your occasion…
A casual evening at the cinema embraces the simple LBD when worn with the right accessories, so flirt with Parisian chic with a bright red scarf and wrap-up coat. To maintain an injection of glamour these lace-up shoe boots will give you a ladylike look, while gold nature-inspired earrings add personality and sparkle.
Shop the look: Lipstick Boutique Jodie Dress in Black, Was £60, Now £30 (as before), Lagom Red Butterfly Scarf, £20, Johnny Loves Rosie Leaf Drop Earrings, £16, Moda In Pelle Dash Shoe in Patent Black, Was £59.95, Now £39.95, Mrs.Blak Tailored Dress Coat, £245.
Considering the fact that you’re out on a dinner date, your top half needs to look top notch across the table. Make the most of this with a show stopping necklace that will add a colourful collar to your simple black dress. Pop on a pair of girly pink heels to keep the look fabulous from head to toe, even if your feet will be out of sight.
Shop the look: Lipstick Boutique Jodie Dress in Black, Was £60, Now £30 (as before), Moda In Pelle Kalani Shoe in Fuchsia, £99.95, Moda In Pelle Lilobag Clutch Bag in Black, £45.95, Clare Hynes Bao Necklace, £140.
Such an event is the definition of smart-casual — you’re off the clock but still under the watchful eye of your boss and colleagues. And chances are you’re still looking corporate chic from a day in the office. So give your day look a light and lovely feel with a nude jacket and delicate but eye-catching jewellery. If you’ve been in flats or boring black court shoes all day swap for a pair of navy open-toe heels with some decoration, we love these bow shoes!
Shop the look: Lipstick Boutique Jodie Dress in Black, Was £60, Now £30 (as before), Fiorelli Small Heart Charm Necklace, £22.95, Bourne Nicole Jacket in Nude, £221, Moda In Pelle Daylight Shoe in Patent Navy, £59.95, Johnny Loves Rosie Gem Encrusted Earrings, £16.
NIGHT ON THE TOWN
It’s Saturday night and it’s time to let your hair down and raid your jewellery collection. More is more when you’re going out on the town so team your classic but body-enhancing black dress with lashings of diamonds and glitz. This animal print clutch bag is the perfect mix of sophisticated and sassy and diamanté encrusted sandals scream dance floor.
Shop the look: Lipstick Boutique Jodie Dress in Black, Was £60, Now £30 (as before), Byrogue Stud Knuckle Ring in Gold, £145, Moda In Pelle Rizora Shoe in Gold, ££89.95, Aftershock Joelle Animal Print Clutch Bag, £46.
Given that this LBD is made with fine, breathable jersey it can easily be worn under the sun of far off shores (or at least on a grey beach in Cornwall with a thin air of defiance) — all you need to worry about is picking the trimmings. Firstly a good bag is mandatory to fill with your sun cream and a pair of flats come beach party time. For added holiday chic during the evening add these iridescent drop earrings and colour-pop orange sandals. Now whether you’re in Hawaii or coastal England you’ll be feeling positively tropical!
Shop the look: Lipstick Boutique Jodie Dress in Black, Was £60, Now £30 (as before), Tatty Devine Radiance Earrings, £55, Moda In Pelle Lust Shoe in Orange Leather, £89.95, Lagom Allegra Black Handbag, £89.
Find your perfect go-anywhere LBD here.