If you want to dress to impress, nothing beats the LBD. The eternally stylish Coco Chanel first channeled the power of the black dress and it’s become an enduring wardrobe staple, worn by everyone from Jennifer Aniston to Kate Middleton. But if your LBD needs an upgrade, here are 6 more dress styles every woman should have in their wardrobe.
A sheath dress
This is the classic all-rounder, the ultimate in day to night dressing. Add a blazer and classic pumps or even trainers for the office. Then add a heel, some statement jewellery and a red lipstick for evening.
A slip dress
Another versatile choice, the slip dress layers over a T-shirt and Converse to dress down, but add heels and a choker and it’s an ideal choice for a night out. The absolute simplicity of this LBD means you can accessorise with anything.
A skater dress
Another dress up or down option, an LBD with a cinched in waist and flared skirt looks super cute with a cropped cardigan or sophisticated with heels and a classic Chanel jacket. Add embellishments in sequins or leather and you have the perfect party dress – just add your boldest jewellery.
A maxi dress
This is the height of effortless casual chic. Throw on a black maxi dress and you’ll stay comfortable and incredibly stylish from dawn to dusk. Swap trainers and a denim jacket for strappy heels and a biker and you’ll stay glamorous from brunch with family to a night out with your bffs. If you’re looking for a black maxi dress visit AX Paris to find the style, fit and silhouette that’s right for you.
A lace dress
This is a look that’s migrated from catwalk to high street via designers like Dolce & Gabbana and Madonna, who has made the little black lace dress her own. Sophisticated and sexy, a black lace dress is a classic look that needs no embellishment – just add a hot red lip or a smudged and smoky eye to complete the look.
A gorgeous gown
This might not be a look you get to wear very often, but nothing beats a black evening gown for sheer, drop dead glamour. Focus on the cut and fit to keep it sleek and elegantly understated or add bags of drama with stunning statement jewellery pieces.