Ask any woman in the world what her one wardrobe staple is and we can almost guarantee that she’ll reply with the classic Little Black Dress. The LBD comes in all shapes, sizes and lengths and its the ultimate fashion confidence boost as well as the trusty go-to when you have absolutely nothing to wear (despite having two wardrobes full of clothes, many of which still probably have the tags on). However, as this heatwave is set to last a few more weeks (yay!) we’re having to branch out from the safety of our LBD, luckily our Lookers have been busy providing us with plenty of inspo so heres a quick list we’ve compiled of some fab summer alternatives to your little black dress…
A jumpsuit is a great alternative to the LBD as they can still be dressed up and dressed down, perfect for all your summer occasions from weddings to Sunday BBQ’s. Do like Ramona and choose a jumpsuit in a classic red shade to add some sophisticated colour to your wardrobe.
If theres one thing we love it’s a good co-ord and Looker Ellie may have found the style of the summer in this Zara two-piece. The neutral colours mean that it’s still a safe option ,much like our LBD, but the statement sleeve adds a touch of variety to the outfit ensuring you get plenty of compliments for your new fave outfit.
LBD doesn’t necessarily have to mean little black dress. Why not change things up and invest in a little blue dress instead? Blue is just as versatile as black and can be worn all year round, paired with different coloured jewellery and accessories. For summer we’re loving STWFBLOG’s sapphire blue and gold look.
Florals are always massive for spring/summer (unless you’re Miranda from The Devil Wears Prada) and this season has seen a rising trend in tropical prints. Looker Annieatthefringe shows us perfectly how this print can be just as classic as the LBD in this wraparound dress from Boohoo, for extra points accessorise with a daiquiri.
Ok, if you really can’t bear to part with your LBD then there are some ways that you can make it more warm weather-friendly. Opt for a maxi dress in a lighter material (think silky and flowy rather than body-con) a la Looker Anna and accessorise with summer essentials such as wedge shoes, sunglasses and daintier jewellery and you’ll be on to a winner!
What are your summer LBD alternatives? Upload them to the Looker app here to get all the wardrobe inspiration you’ll need this season!