I find some of us wear nothing but black (me included), others wear no black at all, but most of us have at least a modest – if not downright enviable – collection of black clothing. Regardless of budget whatever you buy is easily slotted in to any wardrobe to make it completely wearable.
Don`t you just find black clothing is the perfect companion? You can wear it with pretty much anything, and a single piece can bring together many different outfits in your wardrobe. Black flatters everyone and it goes well with other colours from brights to pastels as well as complimenting a variety of prints. From daywear to work and evening black can look elegant at all times of the day no matter what age you are.
What’s Basically Black?
Basically Black Clothing is a website that I discovered recently where you can feed your black fashion cravings.
From high quality sleek suits, fun tops, classic cardigans, tailored jackets and perfect fitting jeans this website is a one stop shop for everything you could possible want or need. They have a fabulous selection of little black dresses that suit every body shape.
Here are my favourite picks:
POWER BLACK DRESS
This classic shirtdress has been given new lease of life; I love the gently flared skirt and flattering wide waistband. This dress is a great style for work and perfect for that crucial meeting. It`s a great alternative to wearing a sharp suit, as it still says you mean business.
Styling tip: Think work to evening by injecting some personality. Simply team different choices of belts with it by playing it down during the day or vamping up your look in the evening. For an after work client dinner change your shoes for a pair of statement heels to match your belt!
Shirt Dress by Soaked in Luxury £54.00
ALL-PURPOSE BLACK DRESS
Have you been lusting after that perfect little black dress for summer? The Knot Front Dress by Great Plains is so simple and great quality. It`s simple style works for weekend errands, office, play, evening parties and even first dates.
It makes a great holiday dress and perfect for travelling in. Transform it from sundress to party dress with hair pulled up, a colourful stole and a stunning pendant – an anytime, anywhere kind of dress, that we simply love the look of.
Knot Front Dress by Great Plains £40.00
COMFORT BLACK DRESS
We totally love wrap dresses, they`re just soooo comfy and easy-to-wear! This wrap dress by Sticky Fingers is an ultramodern interpretation of Diane Von Furstenberg’s classic 1970’s innovation. With an elegant neckline and subtly stylish cuffs, this little black dress will take you on an elegant dinner date after seeing you successfully through a day of turning heads in the office. Reduced from £80 to just £56, we reckon this dress is an absolute bargain and we would also like to recommend it to stylish mums-to-be as a fab pregnancy dress.
Collar wrap Dress by Sticky Fingers Was £80.00 NOW £56.00
PARTY BLACK DRESS
This Kiki Dress by Gestuz is hot must-buy for your summer prom. It`s cute, feminine and entirely sophisticated, it`ll WOW the pants off your date for the evening. Wear it with or without straps, whatever you feel most comfortable with and if you`re concerned it might show every lump and bump it has a boned corset to really sculpt and enhance your upper body. Killer heels and vibrant clutch are the only additional pieces you need to accessorise this amazing dress.
Kiki Dress By Gestuz £59.00
I almost forgot … Basically Black also has a section on their website called Basically White and this follows the same concept. It`s worth a browse if you`re looking for that simple white vest, t-shirts, jeans, that little white dress or a crisp white shirt.