Wardrobe Basic: A Black Dress Styled 3 Ways

I want to help you fill your wardrobe with easy and versatile pieces. Starting with the wardrobe basic, black dress styled 3 ways.

I am so excited to start a new blog series called “Wardrobe Basics”. In this series I will feature a wardrobe must & show you several different ways to wear it. Because having the right basics in your closet will help you cultivate a versatile wardrobe, and will make getting dressed each day a breeze.

Wardrobe Basic: Black Sleeveless Dress

I love that a basic dress is an all-in-one outfit. Just throw it on with a pair of shoes, maybe a layer, a fun accessory, and you’re out the door. With the arrival of spring, this must have sleeveless, midi dress in an essential to add to your wardrobe. I am sharing 3 different ways to style a basic black dress this spring.

This wardrobe basic, sleeveless style dress is so flattering, and I love how easy it is to wear. As the weather warms up just add a cute pair of mules or sandals, maybe a hat or sunglasses and your look is complete. I also love that this style dress can be worn as maternity wear… I sized up 1 size to fit my growing bump. It is stretchy and super comfortable to wear throughout pregnancy. If you’re not pregnant, this higher neckline, body skimming style dress is so sleek and figure flattering.

*Editors Note: This original blog post was from spring 2019, when I was 4 months pregnant with our third baby. I’m updating this blog post in 2022 (I am not pregnant now) & also wanted to feature a different style black dress that also works for maternity or non-maternity, and is currently in-stock!


Outfit #1

I love dressing down a black dress with a pair of white sneakers and a denim jacket. You can literally wear this look anywhere and its so comfy and easy.


Outfit #2

Add some polish with a lady like bag, some sandals, but edge up your look with a structured military jacket. I love the contrast of the super feminine pieces with a casual military jacket. Or you could swap out the military jacket for a leather moto jacket. Perfect for date night, girls night, or a dressier occasion.


Outfit #3

Add a chambray shirt as an easy layer over this basic black dress. I love tying it above the waist for a fun, feminine, and flattering touch. Pair this look with mules or sandals, and a hat. Wear this look to the office, church, or for everyday. That is the beauty of finding the perfect black dress….it can be worn a million different ways.


If you love easy outfits with a wardrobe staples like this black dress then check out my shopable Spring Capsule Wardrobe learn how to turn 20 must-have pieces into 80+ outfits!

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OX, Sarah

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