Ways To Wear Challenge: The Little Black Dress

My lovely friend Gemma Cartwright (the extremely talented woman behind Catwalk Queen and Big Girls Browse) recently decided to put together her own outfit challenge, and I jumped at the chance to do something I haven’t done in a while – a fashion related post.

Although I write about shopping and fashion for a living, I’ve never classed myself as a ‘fashion blogger’ – yes I have occasionally shared photos of the outfits I’ve worn, but quite frankly my wardrobe is in dire need of updating and I tend to wear the same things over and over and over again. Inspired by Gemma, I figured it was time to step outside of my comfort zone and focus on what I wear rather than what’s on the red carpet, so without further ado, here’s my first entry into the Ways To Wear Challenge!

Ways To Wear a little black dress

Even though 90% of my clothing consists of dark clothing, I actually have a surprising low number of black dresses. I decided to go for a sheer boxy dress that I got from Topshop forever ago – I’ve never worn it in the day before as I always thought it was too ‘office’, but, determined to try something new, I threw a grey cardigan over it for a more laid back look. I didn’t want to break it up with a waisted belt because for me, the details of the dress are enough. The vertical stitching travels down the front panel add another dimension to it – stopping it from being a boring old bib – and there are tiny buttons down the back. The hem is gathered slightly at the sides too, providing a subtle cocoon effect.

I teamed the dress with black tights, black ankle boots and kept the accessories to a minimum; a black briefcase style handbag and a gold hare necklace. Not wanting the outfit to consist purely of dark colours, I added a slick of my favourite red lipstick for a pop of colour. Et voila!

10 Comments on Ways To Wear Challenge: The Little Black Dress

  1. kerrycooks
    November 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    A very lovely outfit and a very pretty face!

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  2. Siobhan Watts
    November 27, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Looking wicked, Amy. So jealous of how tall and long legged you are! x

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  3. curvescultscurls
    November 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Oh my gosh! You are so amazingly lovely.*Swoon*
    Love the gold hare necklace too.

    -Danielle
    CurvesCultsCurls.com

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  4. Amy
    December 2, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments ladies *blushes* xx

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  5. Blog GildedDiva
    December 18, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Do you mostly serve as an author just for this website or you do that for other Internet portals?

    Reply
  6. Gabbi
    January 5, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Great outfit, you’ve inspired me on what to wear tonight!

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    • Amy
      January 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm

      Aww, thanks Gabi! Glad to be of service 🙂

      Reply
  7. Mo Adore | Morag Lee
    January 24, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    You look mega sophisticated! so classy. I’m the complete opposite and have loads of bright colours in my wardrobe but I still have a soft spot for a black dress.

    Reply

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