12 Black Dress Outfits We Love

How to Wear a Black Dress in Every Season

Street style woman in black dress outfit and black coat

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If you're like most women, you have at least one black dress in your wardrobe—and you may have one for every season. This closet staple is every fashion girl's best friend because it's always in fashion, and is incredibly versatile for your life, whether you're getting dressed for work and interviews, going on a date or out with friends, or just running errands and looking cute on weekends. We canvassed the fashion blogs to round up these awesome black dress outfits, to give you inspiration for dressing well throughout the year, plus tips for accessorizing each look.

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Black Cape Dress

Street Style Woman in Black Cape Dress

Image from Natalie in the City

Be your own super heroine in a cute cape dress, such as the one worn by this fashion influencer, for date nights out at any time of year. We love the easy, sophisticated styling pictured here, with leg-lengthening, nude high heel shoes, a classic wristwatch, and chic black sunglasses.

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Fall or Winter Outfit for Daytime

Woman in camouflage print jacket and black dress and sneakers

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When you need a go-to daytime look, a versatile black t-shirt dress is the basis of plenty of cute outfits. To style it for cooler months, try layering on a fashionable camouflage print jacket. Add a roomy black leather purse, and easy white loafers, for a stylish ensemble that looks polished for everything from meetings and casual days at work, to running errands, and picking up the kids.

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Sweater Dress for Fall and Winter

Black Sweater Dress Outfit With Boots for Fall and Winter

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Here's a great fall or winter dress outfit that can take you through an entire day of meetings, running errands, and meeting your girlfriends for after-work cocktails. Start with an essential black sweater dress, add tall boots and a great black bag, and accessorize with your favorite, simple gold earrings. It's a cool weather outfit that's so easy to put together, and looks so cute!

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Leather Jacket and LBD

Woman wearing Leather Jacket and Little Black Dress

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Here's an easy, stylish way to transition a summery, sleeveless little black dress into a perfect going out outfit you can wear during colder months. Simply layer on a cute leather jacket—we love the cognac-colored style here, but a black biker jacket would also look great. Dress up your look with sexy black high heels, as pictured, or swap in shiny black ankle boots for an edgier outfit.

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Look Chic With Black Boots

Woman in tall black boots and black dress and camel coat

Image from Vogue Haus

Want to instantly dress up even the most basic black sheath for fall and winter? Start by pulling on a pair of trendy, black, over-the-knee boots, to draw attention to your stems. Add a classic wool coat for effortless polish, and finish your outfit with an expensive-looking (real or faux) black leather tote.

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Glittery Black Dress

Woman in sparkly black dress and black booties

Image from Fat in the City

We love a dress with some glitter! This fashion influencer shows you how even the simplest outfit can have a big impact on date nights out, when you include a bit of sparkle. You could wear this short sleeved dress style with high heels and a clutch for a classic look, but we think it looks great as styled here, with shiny loafers and a ladylike purse.

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Interview Outfit

Interview Outfit in Black Dress

Image from Retro Flame

Are you heading to an interview and want to dress to impress? You'll never go wrong starting with a great-fitting black dress. Take a look at the polished outfit, that looks professional but also shows off some personality. To copy it, try layering a white button-down under a simple sleeveless dress, as pictured. Then layer on a statement necklace, add black tights and loafers, and carry a serious bag that shows you mean business.

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Maternity Outfit - Black Dress and Denim Jacket

Maternity Outfit - Black Dress and Denim Jacket

Image from Style by Alina

Black dresses are your best friend during pregnancy, when you want to look stylish, but are craving outfits that are unfussy and comfortable to wear. You'll never go wrong for casual daytime style any time of year, in a soft and stretchy dress, with a classic denim jacket layered over top. Play with your accessories to bring in your personal style, whether you add colorful flats, a statement necklace, or blingy earrings.

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Cute Daytime Outfit

Woman wearing black dress and olive green vest and hat

Image from With Love From Kat

A slinky, long-sleeved dress can look sexy for dates, but it can also be styled for daytime, as this fashion blogger demonstrates. The secret is adding casual layers that dress it down, such as the trendy, sleeveless olive jacket pictured here. Dressing for work? Style your look as pictured, with leopard print shoes and a structured leather tote bag. For easy weekend style, just swap heels for easy sneakers or booties.

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Black Dress Outfit for Dates

Street style woman in black dress and black shoes

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Every woman needs at least one date outfit that she doesn't have to think about. When you get a last minute invite, a black empire waist dress is a girl's best friend. It's easy to wear, flows over your curves, and is great for showing off shapely legs in a shorter length. Style it with a great necklace, your favorite heels, and a cute clutch purse to carry your phone, lipstick, and keys.

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Black Lace Dress

Date Outfit in Black Lace Dress

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Lace dresses in black are sophisticated and romantic at once, making them perfect for special occasion dates and celebrations. Create a perfect going out outfit for any time of year, in a black lace dress that hugs your curves. We like how this fashion influencer has styled hers with a waist-cinching belt, to create shape. Wear with high heels for a classic look, or sneak in a fun pattern, as seen here.

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Slip Dress for Evening

Woman in Black Slip Dress for Evening

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Do you have an occasion that calls for a dressy outfit? Look classy and appropriate, while dressing to turn heads, in a black slip dress with lingerie-inspired detailing, such as lace trim on the bodice. Look modern by styling this dress with nude (rather than black) accessories, as pictured here.