A black pencil dress is one of the most classic and versatile looks for any woman. It is classic because it’s timeless, and yet it is always in style. Black is known to be slimming, which is one reason it looks good with so many different accessories.

black pencil dress
black pencil dress

I make sure to shop for at least one pair of Black pencil Dress whenever I visit a branded store. Several looks work for this style, from elegant to funky to casual, and the secret is to find your sense of style and accessories. The black pencil dress has been in vogue for many years, and the lines never go out of style.

ASOS DESIGN pleated shoulder pencil dress in black
ASOS DESIGN pleated shoulder pencil dress in black @£11.00 asos.com

You can find this style in many lengths, from a floor-length to a mini length that you would wear at a wedding. Accessories for this type of dress include but aren’t limited to chandelier earrings, a thin belt, high heels, and clutches or a clutch. These accessories make a statement for your outfit and are a must-have.

black ribbed 90s neck bodycon midi dress
black ribbed 90s neck bodycon midi dress @£13.00 missguided.co.uk

The key to pulling off this style is to ensure that your accessories complement the black fabric. You want the overall look to be understated and elegant, and black is a trendy colour to pair with many different looks. Keep in mind the effect you’re trying to achieve. For instance, if you want to look elegant and classy, you’ll want to have a black stiletto heel and a studded clutch.

 

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A Black pencil dress can also be worn with black high-heels, and of course, a few black pumps. It is a classic silhouette with a bit of an edgy edge. One of the benefits of wearing a pencil skirt is that the overall silhouette isn’t as defined as a skirt made of more fabric, for example, silk.

ASOS DESIGN fallen shoulder midi pencil dress in black
ASOS DESIGN fallen shoulder midi pencil dress in black @£38.00 asos.com

When you choose accessories for a black pencil dress, keep the overall look together. A thin strap of some sort will help to show off the dress and provide texture. Earrings and jewellery that match the fabric should be worn, along with a compact clutch and flats.

Outrageous Fortune Plus off shoulder frilly shirred pencil dress in black
Outrageous Fortune Plus off shoulder frilly shirred pencil dress in black @£33.75 asos.com

Shoes are optional, but if they’re going to be shoes that you’re walking around in, then go ahead and put your money on the boots. Nothing screams aggressiveness more than a pair of sexy boots.

Rhonda’s Revenge’ Black Vintage 50s Style Pencil Dress
Rhonda’s Revenge’ Black Vintage 50s Style Pencil Dress @£60.00 britishretro.co.uk

As you can see, there are many ways to wear a black pencil dress. These tips will allow you to add that special something to your outfit that will set you apart from everyone else. Remember, it’s always good to start things out with a basic foundation, which is easy to accomplish with black.

Ella June Designs Margot Black High Neck Pencil Dress
Ella June Designs Margot Black High Neck Pencil Dress @£30.00 clocouture.co.uk

Your style and personal preference should always determine the accessories that you choose. For instance, if you’re going to a formal event, you’ll want to focus on the dress itself and highlight its details.

 

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On the other hand, if you’re throwing a more casual party, you can focus on the accessories you have to jazz up the overall style. You might even consider finding accessories that match both the dress and the shoes that you have worn.

If you’re going to choose your accessories, make sure they are complementary to your dress. For example, a nice clutch would work well with a black pencil dress, as it draws the attention right where you want it. Don’t forget about shoes, though. Nothing makes a dress look less polished than clunky high heels!

Unique21 organza midi pencil dress in black
Unique21 organza midi pencil dress in black @£11.55 asos.com

Finally, remember to play up the accessories. A simple studded necklace will go nicely with a black pencil dress. You can choose jewellery of any colour to match the dress and look stunning.

Club L London square neck pencil dress in black
Club L London square neck pencil dress in black @£12.70 asos.com

One golden tip I would like to suggest is to try all of the neckline dresses which are available in the store, and only after they try out the options pick the best dress. With these tips, you’re sure to turn heads when you walk into the room to attend that important event!

Pencil multi dress
Pencil multi dress @€ 109.89 ttbfashion.com

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