Here’s the thing about a black dress: It's versatile, it looks good on absolutely everyone, and it never goes out of style. Not to mention, it's a no-brainer go-to for when you feel like you have nothing else to wear. It’s no surprise then that a black dress remains to be a must-have staple in a girl’s closet.
A black dress could come in all cuts and styles, and can easily be transitioned to worn from day to night. For your own OOTD inspo, check out how some of the most stylish celebrities and influencers are wearing their ebony frocks:
Once hailed by Harper’s Bazaar as "the modern-day incarnation of Audrey Hepburn," Heart Evangelista no doubt has plenty of little black dresses in her closet! But her glamorous meets classic style is best captured in this Versus Versace number that features white trimmings and a subtle peek-a-boo detail.
As a rising international style star, Liz Uy is often seen donning chic designer and statement pieces, but leave it to this fashion maven to always know when to rely on a trusty LBD! Liz looked effortlessly cool in her jetsetting outfit, clad in an oversized turtleneck frock paired with round specs and white sneakers.
We’re living for Jess Wilson’s OOTD when she was vacationing in Copenhagen, looking absolutely chic in a loose blazer dress with ankle boots. Wearing a relaxed silhouette for an otherwise structured tailored dress adds a casual cool vibe to the outfit without appearing frumpy. It’s a stylish choice for exploring a foreign city!
Kryz Uy also shows another way to rock black on a trip abroad, going for a completely monochromatic look. Kryz always manages to inject feminine pieces into her outfit, pairing a short dress with a black coat and thigh-high boots. Adding to this girlish charm is her oversized steel-frame glasses and a beret. She also keeps her makeup nude to draw all the attention to the all-black ensemble.
Looking for something easy to wear? Slip on a cami dress for relaxed weekends like when you’re going to the market or strolling at the park. Camille Co gives this mini slip dress a carefree yet polished look with her accessories: her pointy-toed mules, fringe bag, and hoop earrings make her look put together. It’s a pretty versatile look, too—just throw on a blazer and you have a complete ensemble for a cocktail evening with friends!
Black doesn’t always have to look intimidating, as seen in Anne Curtis’ K-drama inspired outfit. Here, it’s all in the details. Anne’s pinafore dress is layered over a tunic, which on its own already exudes an innocent vibe. She even finishes the look with white socks and sneakers plus a blue bow on her head—accents that add a schoolgirl vibe to her outfit!
Going on a night out? Take notes from Laureen Uy! Donning a Paco Rabanne assemblage shift dress, she pairs the statement piece with another eye-catching item: her black Yves Saint-Laurent patent boots with gold heels. Nights out are the time to be a little experimental in your choices—don't be afraid to opt for fun, avant garde items, which will always look classy in black.
Where else to wear black better than at a black-tie affair? Martine Ho looks stunning in this floor-length dress, with minimal accessories and jet black hair parted in the middle. She looks simply elegant and we’re all here for this look.
The timeless LBD will never go out of style. We’re used to seeing the stunning Lovi Poe donning current trends, but the actress keeps it classic and sophisticated in this midi dress! Wearing her hair down and straight, she pairs it with a pop of red, another classic hue, via her purse and Louboutin heels.
Don’t be afraid to pair frilly details such as ruffles with something comfortable to wear like flats! Patricia Prieto takes on the streets of Taiwan in this wrap dress that would normally be appropriate for a first date, but dresses it down with some espadrilles and a leather sling bag.
Red-carpet ready! Rhian Ramos is a head turner in this cropped blazer dress at the Tribeca Film Festival, with just enough lingerie peeking out from the inside. Tailored pieces mixed with feminine details like Rhian’s lacy innerwear always bring out a sexy vibe. The actress further emphasizes this in her outfit with gladiator ankle heels and a messy lob!
Tricia Gosingtian's style always manages to look clean and romantic, and this wrap dress is no exception. She pairs the white detail from the polka dots on her dress with her low block pumps. This outfit is perfect for taking on the weekday grind, looking polished yet comfortable at the same time!
Janine Gutierrez takes on a femme fatale vibe in this halter wrap dress, which did all the talking in this ensemble. The actress kept everything else understated, from the sleek bun to the nude makeup, as well as her thin-strap stilettos.
Looking for a different take on the LBD? Try an asymmetrical dress like Lissa Kahayon! Dresses with unique cuts draw attention naturally; great for attending a party or a cocktail event. Keep everything sleek and polished with your choice of hair and statement earrings.
LBDs look good worn on their own, but you can even layer in style for cooler weather! Vern Enciso adds a playful touch to this mini dress by layering it over a turtleneck top and a fur jacket. Always one for frills, she piles on a fur jacket and thigh-high boots.
Here’s a laidback look you can wear even on the hottest days of the year. Verniece Enciso looks sweet in this button-down dress, with only a miniature purse in blush, plain white sneakers, and an adorable braided ponytail.