There’s nothing more classic than a little black dress. It’s the perfect piece to dress up for an evening out or dress down for a chic daytime look. Lavanya Coodly’s Faye Dress is a fresh take on the traditional LBD. Silver flowers applied to the neckline and a shorter hemline add a modern, youthful twist to this beautiful piece. The relaxed, sheath silhouette and 100% China silk material allow the dress to flow over your body, giving it an ethereal quality. Here are three ways to style this update-to-a-classic that will take you from a daytime soirée to dinner and drinks with elegance and panache.
Swipe on a bright shade of lipstick.
One of the LBD’s biggest jobs is to act as a neutral backdrop that both flatters your body and allows you to add color, texture, and other features to your look without interfering. With its simple silhouette, the Faye Dress does this well. The ultra-feminine metallic flowers on its neckline add visual interest without distraction, leaving the door open to add a pop of electric fuchsia or vibrant, orangey-red lipstick that draws all the attention right to your lips.
Trade heels for sandals.
The key to wearing your LBD during the day is to style it with more casual shoes and accessories. Put on pair of flat, metallic sandals or black, low-heeled strappy sandals to complement the relaxed fit of the Faye Dress. Paired with a nude or pastel-hued leather clutch, this outfit immediately becomes appropriate for lunch with the girls or any other daytime event.
Add a blazer.
Throw a blazer over the Faye Dress to give your silhouette a bit of structure. Adding a more defined shape to your look makes it polished enough for office parties and pre-dinner cocktails alike. Look for a blazer in a lightweight material to complement the dress’s luxe, flowing China silk. A black blazer creates a monochromatic look that features the ultra-feminine metallic flowers on the neckline while a lighter-hued piece adds a touch of contrast.
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