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The little black dress is an essential for every woman’s wardrobe. How about a little black dress worn 4 ways?

Little Black Dress (LBD) Worn 4 WaysLittle Black Dress (LBD) Worn 4 Ways

We all know the the little black dress reigns supreme when it comes the female wardrobe. But, what you may not realize is that your little black dress can be worn with more than just a  strappy pair of sandals.

The sheath style offers the most versatility. This little black dress from Jones New York (here’s a similar LBD) is a perfect starting point for mixing things up…here’s a little black dress worn 4 ways.

Little Black Dress (LBD) Worn 4 Ways

This little black dress is extremely well made of quality fabric that gives it structure and weight. I chose a gold accented statement necklace to play off of the gold grommet accents across the bottom of the dress.

Little Black Dress (LBD) Worn 4 WaysI have paired a sheath dress over pants on the blog before (sheath dress over pants and  70’s trend). I love this combination. It adds an easy, casual feel and it’s a great choice for cooler temperatures.


For this look, I chose to play up the gold accents, which really pop against the black back drop.


This time I took the look a step more casual by adding another wardrobe staple, the denim shirt and a mother of pearl pendant necklace.


Last, but not least, I’m adding a belt and boots. Don’t be afraid to mix up brown and black.

Little Black Dress (LBD) Worn 4 Ways

So, have I got your creative juices going? Do you have a black sheath dress just waiting to come out and play in a new way? If so, it’s time to pull it out and give it new life with one of these ideas.

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Loving It, Shellie





  1. you look fantastic indeed Shellie..I’m a big fan of LBD as well 🙂

  2. So beautiful and it is nice to see how we can use the same dress in different styles.I always love to have a little black dress….

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Amilia…little black dresses are definitely a necessity, but it’s nice to mix things up every now and then.

  3. Jess says:

    Hi Shellie
    I am a fan of the sheath dress and loved the ways you styled it. I love the design with strappy shoes and may also wear it with a top under it. nice examples!
    Thanks for linking up to MRS!
    jess xx

  4. beautiful style inspirations I’m featuring you tomorrow ( wink) xo

  5. Dawn Lucy says:

    Very creative and you look beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  6. Love sheath dresses like the one you are wearing, they really are versatile. Love all the ways you’ve style this dress.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  7. Jenniej says:

    A black sheath dress is my absolute favorite, so I truly enjoyed seeing the variations in style options you presented here, Shellie! The grommet detailing on your hem is such a great detail. Thanks for linking up and enjoy your weekend.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Jennie…yes, you are the sister of skirts and dresses! I always appreciate that you like them as much as I do.

  8. Great fashion ideas Shellie, I like #2 and then #1, I would love to find a little dress like that, I love black and when traveling I pack almost all white black with some pops of color. Make it really easy.
    Thank you for sharing on #OMHGFF and Tweeting!!

    Have a great weekend!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Karren. I agree that neutrals make the best traveling pieces. It’s so easy to mix and match them that way.

  9. Julie says:

    I love this with the shirt, I never think to do something like that. I’m going to have a look through my wardrobe, see if I can recreate this look with something from the depths somewhere!

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      I’m excited to hear you are inspired to try something new, Julie! I’m so glad you stopped by!

  10. Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. LBD are really camellions

  11. Trina says:

    Shellie, I seriously love all 4 variations, so creative and unique, but they all work exceptionally well. Wish I could pick a favorite but I would wear anyone of those in a heart beat, well done! And thanks for the ideas.

  12. you look lovely in all of these options. I like a piece of clothing that can be worn all different ways. But…don’t judge me ( kidding) I don’t own a black dress xo

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Gasp…hehe, black is definitely not a one color fits all color, so you’re all good!

  13. Kalpanaa says:

    Great ideas for varied ways to wear a black dress. I specially love your accessories.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Kalpanaa! The accessories can make such a difference. Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Cute dress and I love the four ways you styled it!

  15. Your little black dress is darling! Love all the ways you styled it..the 2nd is my favorite!

    Lovely as always!


  16. Renata says:

    Very nice Shellie! You’ve definitely inspired me:). Have a great day, Renata

  17. Mary says:

    Wow, thanks for all the inspiration, Shellie! Love every look you’ve put together but if I had to choose I’d pick #2. What a fabulous reinvention of the LBD! The gold accents are fabulous! I just may have to steal this idea 😉

    Have a great day!


  18. Very nice Shellie and I really like the necklaces you selected to add to your looks.

  19. Patti says:

    Love this – a simple dress has so many possibilities! You look fab in all of them. Thanks for linking, xo


  20. I love the dress! Thanks for styling in all the different ways. I probably would only wear it as a dress or with a shirt underneath. I am not a fan of the pants under a dress look, although it is coming as a trend. You, however, can make everything look great.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Tania! That’s the beauty of fashion. We can all pick what works for our personalities and bodies.