Back to Basics this season with Black

Statement black pieces will be your festive fashion saviour due to their flattering and versatile nature so don`t think of them as boring; look out for eye catching detailing, cuts and shapes for elegant glamour. The allure of a black piece is rather obvious. It can be striking in a subtle way and is effortlessly chic when you`re striving to achieve sophisticated glamour.

A LBD is a blank canvas just waiting to be taken in various styling directions and every woman should have one in their wardrobe as a failsafe – especially for the party season ahead. Statement jewellery, a bejewelled clutch and killer heels is enough to complete your back to basics ensemble. It can be kept clean and simple or dressed up depending on the occasion and your mood. Standout designs that feature cutouts, delicate straps, dramatic side splits, plunging necklines, feminine detailing and long lengths have taken the trusty frock to the next level.

Cutouts don`t have to be too overexposing though as just a small flash of skin is enough to add interest to a dress without becoming garish whilst ruffles and embellishment provide a feminine touch. So be different this season and let your LBD take centre stage amongst the hustle and bustle of prints and colours as these cult classic wardrobe staples are making a comeback.

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Club Dress by Motel, £38.00 from Topshop

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Ruffle Contrast Sleeve Pencil Dress, £42.00 from ASOS.com

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Plunge V Metal Plate Maxi, £159.00 from Mint Velvet

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Prom Dress, £125.00 from Next

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