How to Style a Little Black Dress

leith-ruched-body-con-tank-dressHave you guys ever heard the saying “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”? Well, that’s the theme for today’s post. I have to admit that I am insanely a creature of habit and like to stick to what I know! Last summer I decided to embrace my curves and check out the body-con trend, and I must say – I definitely liked it! My first experience was with this Leith ruched dress from Nordstrom and I fell in love! I thought it was so nice, that I decided to buy it twice ;)… in black! I figured since it fit me so well, why not keep it going – just in different colors! Not all body-con dresses fit me the same, so buying this little black dress was a sure thing!

I always mention items I think every girl needs to have in her closet, and a little black dress is definitely one of them (in fact, I have a few – seen here and here). I love this little black dress because it’s super simple, but has a bit of an edge with the split hem. The material is also pretty thick, so it’s perfect for those chillier temperatures. When it’s gets cooler, I’m totally styling it with my favorite leather jacket and black booties.

Something else that drew me in? The price point! This little black dress is less than $60, which is a steal for such high quality! It also comes in long-sleeved for those not sold on the tank version!

What are some of your closet essentials?

Dress: Nordstrom // Jacket: Levi’s // Heels: Missguided (similar here) // Bag: Rebecca Minkoff // Earrings: Banana Republic



Photos by Julie Kennedy

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  1. 10.9.16
    Daisi Ari said:

    I love your style Lauren! This dress is beautiful and I totally support you in buying multiple colors. When you find a piece this great, you have to stock up! Enjoy your weekend Lauren.


    Daisi Ari ||

    • 10.10.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you Daisi Ari! You’re always the sweetest! And completely agree – if it works for you then keep buying it!

  2. 10.8.16
    Maggie said:

    This is such a great look!! Gorgeous!

    • 10.10.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you so much, Maggie! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. 10.4.16
    Tina said:

    You look great and I’m glad you embraced your beautiful curves – you are killing it in this dress!


    • 10.10.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thanks a lot, Tina! That makes me so happy! I’m glad you like it!

  4. 10.3.16

    You look beautiful! I love little black dresses 🙂

    • 10.10.16
      Lauren O. said:

      Thank you so much, Monique!! You’re too kind 🙂

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