Stylish alternatives for the little black dress
Looking for a stylish alternative to the classic little black dress this festive season? Here, we round up a few of our favourites, sure to help you stand out from the crowd. While here at Berlin, we’re advocators of the classic little black dress, with so many people making it their first choice for the festive season, sometimes it’s nice to opt for something a little bit different. If you’ve got a Christmas or New Year’s Eve party or event coming up, now is the time to turn your attention to your outfit. So, why not dare to be a little different with our favourite alternatives to the little black dress?!
The little red dress
A bold move and perfect for a special occasion, the little red dress has proved its fashion worth. Popular with celebrities, from red carpet to runway, it’s the perfect statement piece. Keep accessories neutral and makeup minimal to ensure your little red dress does all the talking. We love this classic silhouette from Sandwich, which can easily be paired with tights and ankle boots by day, and dressed up with heels and jewellery by night.
For that stand out from the crowd look, achieve it in seconds with the alluring power of prints. If you’d prefer not to stray too far from black, go for perfect patterns set against a black backdrop. From abstract prints, to fabulous florals and subtle leopard print, finding your favourite has never been easier.
Pops of Colour
If you fancy straying from black completely, pops of colour are the perfect alternative, even during the winter months. Yellow tones are a firm favourite this season and effortlessly pop amongst a sea of black. Plus, there’s a perfect shade for every skin tone.
If you can’t bear to completely turn your back on the little black dress, nod to it with a neutral alternative. The reason that black is such a popular choice is its ability to instantly flatter the figure. However, other neutrals are often overlooked in offering the same effect. Charcoal greys or ultra dark navys have the ability to make you appear leaner. And for a unique twist on the trend, add bold, bright hues in the form of your accessories to give your choice an instant style update.
Choose an interesting texture
The great thing about the winter months is the mixture of new textures. Fabrics tend to get a little luxe and we’re loving Alembika’s use of velvet, in particular. Maxi length and long sleeves give these dresses ease of wear without the need for layering.