Different Ways to Wear a Black Dress in Summer

Everyone knows that black goes with anything but for some reason that ‘anything’ doesn’t normally include summer. Most of us shove our black clothes to the back of our wardrobes when the temperature starts to rise. Whilst its true that black attracts heat, a black summer dress can keep you looking and feeling cool all season (and can later be re-styled for winter!). All you need to know is how to style them and luckily we’ve got you covered. Here is what to wear with a black dress for summer!

different ways to wear black dress in summer

V-Neck Mini Dress

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A simple black mini dress is a must for anyone who loves their dresses form-fitting but needs to beat the heat. Simply style with black heels and silver jewellery. Of course, we are dressing for summer so a pop of color wouldn’t hurt – grab a baby blue colored shoulder bag to hold your belongings. This dress is so simple and sophisticated that it can be worn for any summery occasion!

T-Shirt Mini Dress with Cut Outs

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This dress is for anyone who wants to show a little more skin. The cut outs are very 2021 but are a trend that will stay fun and timeless, leaving you with a unique summer dress for years to come. Lets forget about the future at the moment and style for now.

Pair it with some black platform sandals and a black bag. As for jewellery, add to the summer feeling with cherry themed trinkets. The ripening of cherries signify the start of the summer season so this is perfect.

Black Maxi Dress

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Floaty maxi dresses are seen everywhere during the summer without a doubt. However, they don’t all need to be brightly colored to capture the essence of summer. Pair a black maxi dress with a yellow gingham bag, comfy yellow sneakers and pearl jewellery.Using yellow as the accent color immediately makes the outfit summer-ready.

Cami Midi Dress

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This dress doubles as a modest beach coverup or as the base of a sophisticated brunch outfit. We’re going to style the latter but don’t be afraid to use it as the first.

Go for brunch in a pair of heeled white flip-flop sandals, black beaded earrings, layered silver necklaces and a patterned tote bag. This look proves that you don’t always need bright colors to create a summer outfit.

Mini Smock Dress

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It wouldn’t be summer if gold jewellery didn’t make an appearance. Gold is the perfect color to add class to this playful smock dress. Style with gold chain detail heels, a hanging pendant necklace, gold textured earrings and a sphere clutch bag. More than anything, this look proves that you don’t need a floor-length, fitted gown to be elegant.

Black dresses are something that will never go out of style. Whether its a little black dress or a floaty maxi dress, grab yours from the back of your wardrobe. In the event that you do not own a black dress, try out one of our favorite styles from the style guide above. Now you know what to wear with a black dress for summer, nothings stopping you!

For more summer style tips check out How to Style a Pink Dress for Summer and What to Wear With a Yellow Dress for Summer.

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