Regardless of the season, one wardrobe staple always remains in fashion — the ever-faithful black dress. And come autumn, it’s no longer just about the LBD — the chilly temperature means you’re free to don thick turtleneck knits or sophisticated, body-hugging maxis that show off every curve in all their glory.
Read on for our shopping edit of five black dress trends for autumn. No matter what mood strikes, there’s a perfect style for everyone.
1. Sleeves please
Paris Georgia ‘Manahou Dress’, $340
Moochi ‘Sleeper Tabard’, $329.99
Whether it’s an off-the-shoulder number or a cut-out mini, there’s nothing better than sleeves in all shapes and forms for a little extra coverage. Functional and sophisticated, they’ll give your attire an elegant edge.
2. Lovely layers
Harris Tapper ‘Lars Dress’, $749
Cue ‘Fringe Bodice’, $324
Explore the art of layering and keep things fresh by pairing your dress with other autumn classics. Wear over an oversized white shirt or mesh top, and add a pair of pants or patterned tights. After all, fashion is meant to be fun and experimental.
3. Tuxedo time
Forever New ‘Beau Tuxedo Mini Dress’, $189.99
Sir ‘Marco Cotton-Blend Mini Blazer Dress’ from Moda Operandi, $803
There is something about a blazer dress that just feels so chic and put together. Maybe it’s the way it can be layered up or down, worn with boots or heels, or how versatile it is for professional and personal occasions. Whatever the reason, a blazer dress is always a great idea.
4. Something special
Aje ‘Amour Ruffle Mini Dress’, $800
Louis Vuitton ‘LV Night Sequin Accent Mini Dress’, $5,150
Who said wearing black had to be boring? Incorporate a little texture, embroidery, or embellishment into your outfit for that va-va-voom. Not only will you feel fabulous, but it’s a foolproof choice for a glamourous night out.
5. Cut-out chic
Seed Heritage ‘Crepe Cut Out Midi Dress’, $209.90
Rachel Mills ‘Daphne Dress’, $259
Stay warm but show a little skin in the season’s star, the cut-out dress. From asymmetrical and interesting geometrical cut-outs to lace panels and sheer sleeves, you’ll turn heads no matter where you go.