How to Look Modern in a Little Black Dress

Hi Ladies! They say you can never go wrong with a little black dress, and while that’s true, I like to make sure my favorite go-to is always up to date. So today I’m sharing a chic LBD with some modern details. Have a look!

I always have a little black dress hanging in my closet because it’s just a no-brainer. It’s chic, it’s slimming, it’s classic, and you can wear it anywhere from a date night to a conference to a funeral.


This sleek, black knit dress from Talbots sure proves that.

I’m a big believer in less is more when you are after a mature, sophisticated look. This fabulous knit dress is just my style!

Deborah wearing black dress

It’s a classic sheath dress with a beautiful shape, and a bit of stretch to follow your curves and flatter your figure.

Deborah wearing black dress

You can wear it as is or pair it with a jacket to add some formality or authority at work. This Chanel-style tweed blazer is stunning and you can wear it with black pants too.

The knee length on this dress is youthful, and the 3/4 length sleeves make it a bit sporty, which gives the dress energy! (I think looking a little energetic at middle age onwards is one of the keys to looking youthful and modern!)

Deborah wearing black dress

But my favorite thing about this dress is the leather detail around the neckline and down the front.

Deborah wearing black dress

It gives the dress just enough of an edge to look cool and modern without looking tough or harsh. In other words, it keeps it looking feminine, which is a big part of my style.

I’m a sucker for a touch of gold, so I love the grommets down the front of the leather. It’s like wearing a necklace without having to wear one.

Deborah wearing black dress

You can wear this with a pair of black pumps, and it would be great for work, but a pair of tall black suede boots adds some sizzle!

Deborah wearing black dress

And look at the bag! A touch of print and texture takes an all-black dress from being “just fine” to fashion-forward. And of course, that classy gold chain plays up the grommets.

Deborah wearing black dress

One of my readers was asking me the other day to suggest a dress that we can have close for funerals, and personally, this is what I would wear. It’s respectful and understated, but also modern and chic.

If you are looking for the perfect black dress for so many of life’s events, this is it. Click the link in the post to buy and shop this classy keeper!

Deborah wearing black dress

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xo, Deb

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