Newsflash! Your little black dress doesn’t have to be black

October 2, 2020

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Tabitha Dumas

The experts say every wardrobe needs a LBD, a Little Black Dress. I’ve got news for ya…not everyone looks their best in black and other colors can be just as versatile and possibly even MORE flattering! Yup, your LBD doesn’t have to be black.

Why is the Little Black Dress such a wardrobe necessity?

  • It’s easy to throw on when you need a quick and easy way to look pulled together.
  • It can be dressed up (pearls, heels, pashmina) or dressed down (denim jacket, sneakers).
  • It’s a classic look for any age, season or occasion.
  • You invest once and it pays off over and over again.

I’m making the case for the idea that the LBD could also be a Little Brown Dress or a Little Blue Dress.

You tell me–which color do you prefer on yours truly??

Your LBD doesn't have to be black! Try a dress in blue, brown or a fun color! Tabitha Dumas Signature Color Style

 

Your LBD doesn't have to be black! Try a dress in blue, brown or a fun color! Tabitha Dumas Signature Color Style

Purple with colorful beads

Your LBD doesn't have to be black! Try a dress in blue, brown or a fun color! Tabitha Dumas Signature Color Style

Brown dress with animal print accents.

Your LBD doesn't have to be black! Try a dress in blue, brown or a fun color! Tabitha Dumas Signature Color Style

Navy blue wrap dress with nude heels.

Your LBD doesn't have to be black! Try a dress in blue, brown or a fun color! Tabitha Dumas Signature Color Style

Little Black Dress with pearls.

Many Color Codes shine in navy, royal blue or shades of brown. A black dress would overpower them or wash them out.

My Warm Color Code ladies look particularly lovely in brown!

Little black dress can be brown for a warm color code

Old Navy

Shades of brown are also great for Deeps…

Little black dress can be brown for a Deep color code

Chadwicks.com

Me again.

Little black dress can be brown for a Deep color code

Ruby Ribbon dress

…and Softs.

Little black dress can be brown for a soft color code

A Little Beige Dress

While black is a classy, timeless color, it’s also a bit…expected. Stand out in a sea of gray, black and white and wear blue or brown!

Blue and brown are just as sophisticated AND can be

  • more flattering to your skin tone
  • easier to accessorize
  • an attention-grabber

Here are a few things to look for in your LBD of whatever color: 

  • a fabric that can be worn for multiple seasons
  • a flattering cut
  • a versatile style that can be worn for a formal occasion as easily as for a lunch date
  • comfort
  • timeless style
  • that works with the shoes and accessories already in your wardrobe

Which color would you be most likely to wear?

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