Little Black Dress…

This week I got sent this lovely little black dress from Sainsbury’s to style up over the festive season.

A black dress is one of my wardrobe essentials, especially at Christmas. A black dress can go with almost anything..

Christmas tree selfie!!

Each year I like to invest in a quality and stylish black dress, recycling my old one. I like the feel of a new outfit. Perfect to clear those Winter blues. I only need one, as I will make it last me all the way through to Summer. Unless I see another one (or two) in the January sales!!

The good thing about a little black dress is you can style it in so many ways. Without it looking noticeably the same. Often I will wear the same dress, yet styled differently and my friends think I have had a new outfit. If you need a go to dress for an unplanned night out, or an afternoon shopping trip you cannot go wrong.

A few ideas:

For a night out at Christmas you can add bright coloured shoes, faux fur or lots of sparkles. An afternoon shopping trip is perfect for layering it up with a chunky cardigan and thick tights. Scarfs and statement jewellery can also make it look so different. Boots also, style it up perfectly.

About the dress:

It has sweet short sleeves and an oversized round neckline. A cinched waist and a shaped, figure hugging fit, as well as a tight ribbed effect to the soft material for a really sleek look. The thing I love most about this dress is that it stretches too. Room for lots of mince pies over Christmas!!

It looks great with my red stilettos and over size tartan wrap scarf.

Do you have a go to little black dress?

How do you like to style it?

Let me know you thoughts in the comments below…

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Dress gifted to me from Sainsbury’s. All thoughts are my own.

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30 Comments

  1. MamaMummyMum
    15th December 2015 / 8:03 am

    Can't go wrong with a little black dress, looking fab #TriedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:49 pm

      Thanks, they go with everything, don't they!?!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:49 pm

      Aww thank you Christina :)Merry Christmas..

  2. Kim Carberry
    15th December 2015 / 9:33 am

    You look fabulous! Everyone should have a little black dress x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:50 pm

      Thanks Kim πŸ™‚

  3. Tamar SB
    15th December 2015 / 10:02 am

    Super stylish! Love the scarf with it.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Thanks Tamar πŸ™‚

  4. Regina L. L. Wells | You Are a Daisy
    15th December 2015 / 2:24 pm

    That dress is beautiful, and the blanket scarf is perfect with it. I love the length and fit of the dress. It really suits you!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:51 pm

      Aww thanks for the lovely comment πŸ™‚

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:52 pm

      Thanks Chelsea πŸ™‚

  5. Elegance and Mommyhood
    15th December 2015 / 3:16 pm

    The black dress looks fantastic with the tartan shawl/blanket scarf around it. Perfect for NY Eve. I also love your tree, Claire. Did you do a Christmas Home Tour yet? I would love to see it.I posted part one last week and I am posting part two of my Christmas Home Tour, today.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:53 pm

      Hi Ada, thanks for the lovely comment πŸ™‚ Aww I have just painted my living room, had some new things and put my tree up. I will share it over the next few days..

  6. Baby Isabella
    15th December 2015 / 4:45 pm

    It's looks like a very stylish and chic black dress! See, if my mummy had it she would dress all grungy and vintage with it! The blanket scarf is a nice touch! #TriedTested x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:54 pm

      That sounds a lovely outfit too πŸ™‚

  7. Tea
    15th December 2015 / 4:46 pm

    What a great dress! I love the versatility that comes with a LBD. Yours is lovely. Love that scarf too!Teawww.whatmamawear.blogspot.ca

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:54 pm

      Aww thank you πŸ™‚

  8. newcastle familylife
    15th December 2015 / 7:33 pm

    I never think to look in Sainsburys for clothing. This looks like such a lovely dress x #triedtested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 9:55 pm

      Thanks, I have some beautiful clothes from Sainsburys, worth taking a look πŸ™‚

  9. Colette B
    15th December 2015 / 9:58 pm

    What a gorgeous dress – you really can't beat the LBD can you. I love your scarf too. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested over the course of this year! Have a wonderful Christmas x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      15th December 2015 / 10:20 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by :)Merry Christmas x

  10. Kezzie
    15th December 2015 / 10:50 pm

    It loooks really beautiful on you! I like the way you've styled it! To be honest, I don't wear an LDB that often (because I wear long black dresses so often for concerts) but I enjoyed wearing mine with a lacy Victoriana Sweater under it to warm it up (it is a skater dress style!) x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th December 2015 / 6:40 am

      Thanks Kezzie, it sounds lovely how you styled yours πŸ™‚

  11. Coombe Mill
    16th December 2015 / 9:29 am

    I love the tartan wrap for Christmas #TriedTested

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th December 2015 / 6:40 am

      Aww thank you Fiona πŸ™‚

  12. Nicole MΓΆlders
    19th December 2015 / 12:27 am

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I will have a Xmas linkup party on Thursday. I hope you can make it. Love how you styled the LBD

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th December 2015 / 6:41 am

      Thanks for stopping by and the invite Nicole πŸ™‚

  13. Garaytreasures
    19th December 2015 / 4:49 am

    ooolala looking lovely in this little black dress. I love how versatile LBD's are for year round. Thank you for linking up to "Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me"Rachel xo http://garaytreasures.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th December 2015 / 6:41 am

      Thanks for stopping by Rachel πŸ™‚

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