Style Guide: 4 New Ways To Style The LBD

Last week we talked how and when to wear all-white, so this week we are heading in the opposite end of the spectrum and talking about new ways to style the LBD. I know for a fact that every woman's wardrobe includes at least one little black dress. And because it's so easy to wear, I find myself styling mine the same way over and over again. Today I am giving you (and me) several new ways to mix up this wardrobe staple!


Summer is approaching, so to avoid an all-black look opt for a splash of color. My personal favorite way to add a pop to a LBD is bright-colored jackets. Keep in mind that as the hue of your jacket gets more saturated, the more attention you will attract. Printed details also add freshness to an outfit, and bring much needed fun to a daytime black dress. Jenna's look is a definite head-tuner!! 

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Style Guide: 4 Ways to style a Black Dress | Colorful and Printed Jackets | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. BURBERRY PRORSUM Lace Dress 2. GUCCI Oversized Coat 3. MADEWELL Pave Ring 4. ALEXIS BITTAR Drop Earrings 5. MADEWELL Bar Necklace 6. MEL BOTERI Black Croc-Embossed Emmy Convertible Clutch 7. STEVE MADDEN Sandal



I love pairing casual and dressy pieces together. I know everyone has, or should have, at least one denim jacket in their closet, so try throwing it on over a little black dress. For daily wear, top it over a casual work dress. For those of you going to a more formal event, try wearing a denim jacket over your dress instead of a blazer. Sally gives us the perfect example of how to pull this off below!

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Style Guide: 4 Ways to style a Black Dress | Denim Shirts and Jackets| Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. EDUN Fringed Dress 2. THE GREAT Denim Jacket 3. RAY-BAN Aviator Sunglasses 4. KENT & KING Chandelier Earrings 5. MEL BOTERI Marissa Small Tote Handbag and Shoulder Bag 6. GIANVITO ROSSI Leather Pumps



When we say "black dress," we typically think of an important event, cocktails, and skyhigh heels. Today the black dress can be worn with so many different styles that sneakers are a definite shoe option. I love how Courtney paired leather with her sneakers...very trendy!

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Style Guide: 4 Ways to style a Black Dress | Sneakers | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. TOM FORD Lipstick 2. FRAME DENIM Leather Mini Dress 3. TORY BURCH Cat Eye Sunglasses 4. KENDRA SCOTT Mulistrand Collar Necklace 5. MEL BOTERI Matte Gold Kat Tote 6. JUDITH JACK Crossover Ring 7. MICHAEL KORS Slip-On Sneaker



This season, metallic details are on the rise as a key element to upgrade any outfit. A metallic belt over your favorite LBD keeps your look chic, and because the belt serves as another neutral this duo can easily be accessorized with pops of color. Tierney is ready for anything, from date night to a formal wedding!

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Style Guide: 4 Ways to style a Black Dress | Metallic Belts | Mel Boteri Style Guide

1. VETEMENTS Lace-trimmed Dress 2. LE SPECS Cat Eye Sunglasses 3. SMITH & CULT Nail Polish 4. MAISON RABIH KAYROUZ Brass Belt 5. JUNIOR LEITH Cube Cuff 6. MEL BOTERI Magenta Coco Small Shoulder Bag - Python 7. ARGENTO VIVO Caged Cuff 8. CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN Pump


Coco Chanel believed that a black dress was one of the hardest pieces to wear, and I agree! Finding the right combination of accessories to maintain your LBD's effortless elegance can definitely be a challenge. I hope these 4 tips inspired you to change up the way you wear this classic dress! 

Check back in next week when we will be switching things up a bit and discussing How To Keep Your Style Trendy + Relaxed ;) 

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