Having a Closet full of Black Evening Dresses

So, let's say that you want to have a closet full of evening dresses for every possible occasion, but that you really have a preference as to what color they are in?  For many women, black is the best color for evening dresses, as it provides a versatility that other colors often can't match.  Black can be suited for almost any occasion, and has a timeless feel that other colors or elaborate patterns simply struggle to match.  So, if you want to have a closet full of black evening dresses, but want to make sure that you have one for just about any occasion possible, here are the bases that you definitely need to cover.

Longer Black Dresses for Formal Occasions

A beautiful long black dress or gown is a superb choice for any formal occasion, and can be accentuated with many types of accessories, from gloves to wondrous jewelry.  While other colors can be relied upon for a number of types of parties, nothing really beats black for when you attend a formal party or get-together.  The longer length will also contribute to the overall elegance, and can work with a variety of strap styles and back heights.

Different Styles for Different Seasons

Depending on the time of year of the particular occasion, you may want certain styles of black dresses to ensure that each dress fits the party that you wear it to.  For spring and summer occasions, thin straps are a great choice, although strapless gowns are also very fitting.  For colder months, you may want thicker straps, or a dress that can be accentuated easily with a cute jacket.  The cut of the back of the dress is more of a case of personal preference, though lower cuts may also necessitate a jacket, at least when you are arriving and leaving the get-together.

Last, But Not Least...

Of course, no collection of black evening dresses would be complete without the timeless classic, the little black dress.  Every woman needs to have a flirtier, shorter black dress that can be worn for anything from a night out on the town to a casual get-together with good friends.  Spaghetti style straps are an excellent choice for your little black dress, and you will want to make sure that you are very happy with whichever style that you choose, as this will probably be your "go-to" dress!

Having a closet full of black evening dresses is a wonderful way to be prepared for all types of occasions and parties.  It may be tricky to be a woman, especially when someone invites you to a party at the last minute, but at least you can know that you are prepared for anything if you increase your wardrobe to include some beautiful black dresses for all types of occasions.  It is hard to downplay the classic appeal of a black dress, and there are sexy, sassy and elegant styles out there that are just begging to be a part of your collection.

Black Dresses in Various Styles

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