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How to Style a Black Midi Dress

The ever-popular, classic Little Black Dress (LBD) has an equally stylish and flattering relative that is quickly becoming one of our favorite wardrobe staples – the black midi dress. Much like the celebrated LBD, there’s an endless selection of stunning styles, quality fabrics, and finishes, and chic silhouettes to choose from, making this piece a go-to for any occasion. 

From nailing that effortless off-duty daytime look to turning heads at your next cocktail party, the versatile black midi dress can do it all. We’ve put together some top tips for creating a standout look every time. 

Casual Daytime Look

For a casual yet put-together daytime look, a simple midi dress will see you through from running errands or grabbing a coffee with friends to an afternoon spent shopping and exploring the city. Keep things casual and pair a black midi with white sneakers and a denim jacket in the cooler months or embrace the summer sun with leather sandals and a pair of chic sunglasses. For ultimate comfort without compromising on style, opt for a dress in a lightweight fabric with an A-line silhouette that skims your figure.

The Marigot Dress from Alamour The Label features a stunning A-line silhouette and open back in a lightweight stretch fabric – the perfect transitional piece. Photo: Alamour The Label.

Date Night

Whether it’s a first date at a lowkey wine bar or a regular visit to one of your favourite romantic restaurants, you’re guaranteed to look and feel glamorous in an elegant all black ensemble. The midi length adds a touch of class and will see you dressed for the occasion no matter where the evening takes you. Complete the look with a pair of black heels, statement earrings and a black clutch. Let your hair hang in loose curls and finish with a bronze makeup look to compliment your natural beauty. 

The lace-up back of the Yusra Dress adds a subtle flirty element to this classy piece. Accessorise the Kamaria Dress with a beaded clutch, gold drop earrings, and a pair of tie-up black heels for a glamourous date night look. 

Cocktail Party

A cocktail party calls for both elegance and glamour, and the right black midi dress embodies all this and more. Look for a luxe, quality material in a bodycon style that skims your figure or a feminine A-line silhouette to cinch your waist. Lace and embellished materials give a sense of vintage glam and look stunning paired with a sleek updo and bold red lip. Finish the look with a pair of diamante drop earrings and a simple heel for a red carpet-worthy fit.

The diamante trim of the Gisele Dress adds a touch of luxury glam to a classic black midi, perfect for an after-dark soiree. The Manon Dress features stunning embroidered lace and a flattering A-line skirt, for the ultimate classy look. 

Whether you’re after a casual look or want to wow at your next cocktail party, a black midi dress is the ideal place to start when styling a stunning outfit for any occasion. 

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