Monday, 11 August 2008

What to do with that LBD

One reader requested some ideas of how to wear a basic black dress with trousers. I always go for shirtdresses, because they can be worn closed or open, giving you more options.

Aside from layering a basic long sleeve t-shirt underneath, or a cardigan over the top, there is something else you can try. If you have a tunic that's a bit snug around the back, don't throw it away just yet! Instead, wear them together, with the shirtdress open, over a pair of jeans. I think of it as a lightweight, sleeveless jacket. You can go several ways with this:

1. Wear a solid coloured tunic and a long sleeve tee in either black, or in the same colour as the tunic.

2. Wear a solid coloured tunic, and a long sleeve tee that's a totally different colour, but bring it all together with a hijab that incorporate all three colours.

3. Wear a patterned tunic, and a tee that's the same colour as the shirtdress, or a colour that is found on the tunic, and a solid coloured hijab.

Note: the sleeves of the shirtdress should be long enough to cover the sleeves of the tunic, unlike these ones, but that's all I could find for now! More ideas for that LBD to come soon!

Black cotton dress £35; black long sleeve top £7; blue long sleeve top £7, all Dorothy Perkins; Milano knit dress £13.20, La Redoute.


Tahira said...

Jzk Jana!

Maisastic said...

Hey Jana!
i just knew about La Redoute and i already have ordered 2 dresses! thank u so much

Basbousa said...

Great tip!

Anonymous said...

Very helpful, thank you!

Anonymous said...

by the way, what colour trousers would you wear underneath? I mean, obviously jeans could work, but with a black dress, would you wear black smart trousers underneath or cream ones or white ones?

In you guys' opinions, what colour would look best? :S

Jana said...

Tahira - no probs!

Mais - you're welcome :)

Basbousa - necessity is the mother of invention lol :D

Anon - you could wear beige, black, light grey... depending on the occasion and the rest of the pieces in the outfit, they would all work great.

Autumn Plains said...

I love solid colors and tunics. Good inspirations ;)


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