Black never goes out of style—that is an established fact. Occasionally, we feel like wearing pops of color, but when we want instant and effortless classy, we can turn without hesitation to black dresses. You can’t blame women and men who can’t live without the color in their closets and dressers. And when you can’t be bothered to prepare for a costume? Your black dresses, regardless of the length, can save the day. Many iconic women are glorious in the color, you just have to take care of your makeup and a few accessories, then you’re all set!
We’re not giving costume inspirations today, however, since we’re already a few days into November in case you’ve been stuck in the Halloween fever. What we’ve rounded out instead frocks majestic in black that you can play up to turn into a costume, but can also be worn outside your October parties. We’ve got maxi, midi and mini, even gowns, because whoever said you can only have one? Here are some of our favorites that we thought our readers might love just as much.
Our Favorite Black Maxi Dresses
Our selection of maxi dresses can make you feel elegant without too much effort. Who knew you could simply slip one on and change the vibe of your entire day? (We did.) And the different ways that elegance is executed keep the closet from being a bore, whether it be through the intriguing folds on Vivienne Westwood‘s aptly named River dress, Rick Owens‘ version that has a slight edge to it and emphasizes the waist or Michael Lo Sordo’s maxi dress that would make you feel ready to conquer a room, thanks to the shine of its satin. Want to occasionally slide a leg out? We’re not stopping you, and nor would any of the rest of our choices, but it will be done with finesse and care.
Our Favorite Black Midi Dresses
Generally, our choices on what to wear for the day depends on the weather. When the temperature is dropping and you happen to be not in the mood to wear pants, transitional pieces such as your midi dresses are the way to go. Black gives the added benefit of acting like a blank canvass, complementing whatever piece of jewelry you may have in store. Our choices can be that, but even when they’re left on their own, they’re still irresistible and chic.
Our Favorite Black Mini Dresses
Ah, the little black dress. When you’ve read the title of today’s post, these babies must have been the first things in mind. After all, they’re wardrobe classics, and not many pieces get to share that title too, so, ta-dah! The frocks we have are not confined to the sexy numbers that flaunt the tiny waist and are party-appropriate. There’s the wrap dress from Versace that despite the 80s inspiration earns you some gravitas, and the Chloé piece you can use to layer or put as is to show off your décolletage. Believe it or not, sporty can even be put into the equation—check out Prada‘s striped mini for reference.
Our Favorite Black Designer Gowns
Need to ace that black tie event? Wow the attendees with any of these designer gowns. Captivate the crowd with the enchanting way its train follows your body, through our picks from Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, or Reem Acra. Add some pinch of mystery into your look for the night with the Elie Saab kaftan; layering it over another gown isn’t a questionable choice. Make your legs appear ready to dance with the Alice + Olivia Lauralei ruffled gown, and partner with metallic shoes to invite the audience to follow your every move.