How To Nail The Modern Black Dress Trend - SS21 Dressing Made Simple

How To Nail The Modern Black Dress Trend - SS21 Dressing Made Simple

“Scheherazade is easy; a little black dress is difficult.” Coco Chanel knew the power of a little black dress, but for SS21 it’s all about the Modern Black Dress.

Acting as your new wardrobe failsafe, the little black dress has been reinvented for the season with a contemporary twist. From sporty minis to sweeping floor length gowns, the runways were awash with this wearable trend and it’s one we know the Emma Wallace Woman will love.

Valentino showcased a cape like dress complete with 1970s fringe which felt effortlessly chic for those who love a nod to nostalgia, whilst Victoria Beckham debuted peekaboo details with intricate cutwork.

So how do you nail the trend of the season? Here’s our top picks from the collection with some tips style tips to help you wear it well for any occasion.

How To Wear The Modern Black Dress..For Date Night

Whether your date nights involve dining out at a restaurant or lockdown means you’re more likely to be gazing into each other’s eyes over a candlelit meal in your kitchen, dressing up for each other is guaranteed to keep the spark lit. For those who like to make an impact, our Fen Gown is the MBD you’ll want to fall in love with. Cutwork detailing on the waist adds a peekaboo touch that will tease, whilst the subtle fishtail shape to the skirt will enhance your curves in all the right places. Keep your hair down in soft loose waves and add a smoky eye to seduce. Complete with our Astrid & Miyu Crossing Lines Bangle and a pair of black barely there heels for extra glamour.

How To Wear The Modern Black Dress..At Brunch

Our reversible Georgina dress is a wardrobe chameleon that can take you from day to night, and everywhere in between. For weekends spent strolling round the Farmers Market or brunching (in a socially distanced way of course), try layering it over our Cynthia Tee and pair with white sneakers for a relaxed look that radiates cool. Tie your hair into a low pony and keep your make up minimal. Add on a pair of our Astrid & Miyu Mystic Black Jewelled Huggies and you’re ready to wow over your eggs benedict.

How To Wear The Modern Black Dress..For Cocktails With The Girls

After so many months spent indoors, we know the Emma Wallace Woman will be ready to bring the drama when it comes to those first cocktails with the girls and nothing says ‘I’m back’ like our Lily Dress. This one shoulder MBD features a cut-out panel and wrap skirt details that’s designed to dazzle. Tie your hair up in a messy high pony, add a red lip and pile on our Astrid & Miyu Wishbone Ear Cuff to add some edge. Finish with a pair of metallic gladiator sandals to ensure you can dance all night long. Want to wear the look even in lockdown? Try this look for your next Zoom drinks and you’re guaranteed to be the best dressed guest online.

How To Wear The Modern Black Dress..For Work

Want to wear the MBD to the office? Even if that office is in your spare room these days, dressing like a boss will help you realise your career goals. Our Georgina dress is perfect for those who want to channel their power. Layer over our Lienna Shirt for a more formal edge and add a pair of black pumps for a look that means business. Keep your make up minimal and stick to glowing skin that feels effortless. Pull your hair into a low pony and accessorize with a pair of chic clear lens glasses. The 9 to 5 just got a style upgrade!

A look you can wear anywhere all season long, the MBD will fast become your hardest working item in your wardrobe. So, what are you waiting for?

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