Little black dress

The little black dress – they say every woman should own a little black dress. To be honest, this is one item that I have always lacked in my wardrobe. No, that’s not completely accurate. I’ve had a couple but they just haven’t felt ‘right’.  Until now.

Little Black DressActually, to be completely honest I’ve had this little black dress for a couple of years but, for some reason, have completely neglected it.

The little black dress from Stradivarius

Little Black DressI bought it from Stradivarius and it was less than 15 euros. A complete bargain for such a cute little dress, don’t you think? It’s clearly not an absolute top quality item for that price but it’s very comfortable – in a soft tee-shirt cotton material. I particularly like that it doesn’t cling over the tummy area – which, let’s face it, is the area most women try to avert attention from.

Little Black Dress

Little Black DressI’ve only worn it a couple of times – can you believe it?! Once with a pair of jeans and again last week when we had dinner with our neighbours. I wanted to be comfortable but chic and I think I achieved that with my classic gold and pearl necklace (a gift from mother-in-law some years ago), a simple gold bangle, these gold art deco style ear-rings, my trusty Massimo Dutti gold clutch and not to mention my brand new espadrille shoes from Guimaraes shoes in Portimao.

Little Black DressSpeaking of my new shoes – can you spot the obvious ‘problem’ with them? No?… Look a little closer… the pattern doesn’t match on each shoe! It’s like one pattern is upside down! But they were only 9.90 euros in the sale and I like them way too much to bother taking them back! I can’t imagine anyone really noticing unless I told them lol. It was the pattern that drew me to them in the first place – it’s also a bit art deco, don’t you think?

Black and Gold

Little Black DressI was told I looked very elegant which is always a lovely compliment to receive, isn’t it? I do love to wear black and gold – it’s a favourite colour combination of mine. But what about you? How do you like to wear your little black dress?

Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress


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  • mummabstylish

    You show this dress so well, perfect little necklace for this dress. I know what you mean, I’ve got black dresses but not a LBD. I’ve featured one of my newest purchases on the blog today, hope you can stop by and see it. Thanks Suzy. Jacqui

    • Thanks Jacqui! I’m heading on over to check it out now 😀
      Suzy xx

  • I have a few Black dresses that I might just as well put on Ebay! The colour completely drains me now. I like to wear Navy as my new Black. Just a little softer. Suzy you could wear Black every day. Your hair colour and your tan really looks good. I am jealous! xx

    • Awww thanks Laurie! I’ve always loved wearing black. I guess I’m lucky, but colour is always better lol!
      Suzy x

  • Anna Parkes

    Like Laurie, I too have quite a few of the LBD’s which I hardly ever wear as they wash the colour out of me. You on the other hand glow in this colour. I love that the shoes are odd – it’s quirky and would be the very reason I would have bought them myself. This simple style of dress really suits you Suzy, so do hold onto it!
    Wishing you a lovely week.
    Anna x

    • Thank you so much Anna! I never really thought that black could wash anyone out but I’m obviously very wrong!
      Suzy x

  • Suzy, I must admit that I don’t wear the little black dresses I own…. well, VERY rarely anyway (evenings only).
    As Anna and Laurie say below, you suit this one beautifully!
    Your colouring just looks ‘right’…. mine doesn’t.
    In fact, not very many people suit black.
    I NEED lippy and blusher and serious concealing.
    Give me a little red, or blue, or green dress any day!
    P.S…. not envious of your beautiful tanned skin, and ability to look beautiful in black… nope, not envious at all!!

    • LOL Samantha! This is the first year I’ve actually had a good tan – since the swimming pool was installed!
      Thanks so much, gorgeous!
      Suzy x

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. You look stunning in this LBD!