How to wear the Little Black Dress in Spring and Summer

The little black dress in a summery Combination
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The little black dress in a summery combination

The little black dress is a real fashion classic. Wearing one, you will always look chic and elegant. So it is no wonder that Coco Chanel’s favourite dress is a real must-have. But isn’t it a bit sad that we most of the time wear this classy dress only on special occasions? So in this blogpost, I am going to show you how to style the little black dress for everyday life in spring and summer.

Tip 1: Choose a Dress with Lace or other Details

RetroCat wearing the little black dress made of lace by Ginger Jackie

To make sure your dress looks not overdressed in everyday life, make sure to choose one made of a not too delicate fabric. I like lace, by the way. You will find wonderful little black retro dresses at TopVintage*, for example.

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Tip 2: Team your Dress with a cool Handbag

RetroCat wearing a pink Candy Bag by Furla

Cool handbags are a great way to make sure your outfit looks not too formal. I recommend basket bags or bags in fancy candy colours, by the way.

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Tip 3: Wear Sandals, Wedges or Peeptoes with your LBD

RetroCat wearing peeptoes with her little black dress

Style your little black dress with shoes like sandas, wedges or peeptoes. These look a bit cooler and more casual than formal high heels.

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Tip 4: Wear stylish Accessories

RetroCat wearing chic cat-eye sunglasses in summer

Cool cat-eye sunglasses and/or fancy statement jewellery will make your outfit look more stylish and cool, immediately.

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Tip 5: Wear a colourful Summer Makeup

RetroCat wearing a black dress and a summery make-up

Wear your black summer dress with a light, colourful makeup. I usually only wear a CC cream, a subtle eye makeup, a little bit of blush and a bright lipstick during the warm season. My favourite lipstick colours for summer are a coral-red or bright pink.

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The little black Dress in a summery Combination – the Outfit Details:

RetroCat wearing a black lace dress by Ginger Jackie in Summer

Dress: Ginger Jackie, similar via TopVintage*

Shoes: Miss L-Fire, similar via TopVintage*

Handbag: Candy Bag by Furla, similar via Amazon*

Earrings: Vintage, similar via TopVintage*

Sunglasses: Vogue Eyewear, similar via Amazon*

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