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A single black dress that works from the office to night out

A black sheath dress is the ultimate go-to outfit. Whether it’s a big interview or a big night out or just a fun weekend with friends, there’s something about this dress that makes you feel confident—you look good, feel good and can take on anything and everything that comes your way.

Ever since Coco Chanel unveiled a simple and versatile “little black dress” in the 1920s, black dresses have been lining wardrobes everywhere--and rightfully so. Today, a basic black dress is anything but simple. It’s trend-defying, stylish and versatile. 

Chances are you’ve got at least one (or two or three…) easy-to-wear black dress that sets you up for instant success. If not, it’s time to invest in this wardrobe staple. Because the right sheath dress isn’t just comfortable and commanding, it can also be styled to suit any occasion. Here’s how… 

  1. Business Formal 

Need to look professional and not 100% sure the dress code status quo? Think business formal. For interviewees, that means pairing a black blazer with a classic black dress for an instantly powerful look. Finish it all off with sleek patent leather heels in black or nude, and keep the accessories minimal. A simple set of pearl earrings or a simple watch should do the trick.

  1. Business Casual

Is your workplace a little more casual? Pair your sheath with a printed or soft-colored cardigan or, even better, a structured tweed jacket. Finish with a pair of on-trend loafers or flats plus a thin belt and you’re good to go. 


  1. Errands and Other Casual Outings

Nothing says “street style” more than a classic black dress paired with a pair of white sneakers. Add some detail by tying a chambray shirt around your waist, accessorize, then seal the deal with your favorite handbag and you’re ready to head out the door--whether it’s to the grocery store or to a picnic in the park. 


  1. A Night Out

A classic black work dress is easily transformed into a night out look. Pair your sheath with an open-toed heel or stiletto and accessorize with your favorite party-ready jewelry. Or top your sheath with that leather jacket tucked away in your closet—it’s the perfect combination of sleek and chic. Your friends won’t believe it’s the same dress you wore to work this morning… 


And if you don’t have a classic black dress hanging in your closet right now? Stop what you’re doing and get one! No matter what you’re going for or where you’re heading, a black dress guarantees you look poised, polished and in control every time you step out. 

Still searching for the perfect black dress? We’ve got you covered. Check out Suitably's Black Sheath Dress and why we love it…

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