If there’s any dress style that should have wardrobe-staple status – it’s the LBD. Every self respecting fashion girl knows that not only is it easy-to -wear, it’s usually appropriate for every occasion in your social calendar.

Fancy, flirty or fun – the best ‘little black dresses’ are always fresh and endlessly flattering – and one of our favourite pastimes is figuring out how to style an LBD via our favourite celebrities and fashion girls .

Mixing it up with statement accessories or unique details instantly creates interest in a classic look, as is evidenced by the modern takes on the LBD by Mo Abudu, Kaylah Oniwo, Toke Makinwa, Yemisi Abraham aka Serrabellum and more. 

Keep it sleek and simple like Mo Abudu in this origami-esque number from Meena. The dress is a statement unto itself and needs no extras, her hair and makeup fit this look perfectly.

Kaylah Oniwo went two ways – very sexy in a mini version with drape detail, and in a more casual, loose silhouette styled just chicly with a colorful clutch and heels.

Toke Makinwa is always a style star in architectural Bridget Awosika.

Make like Serrabellum and pair a relatively simple dress with déshabillé  hair, patent mules and on trend skinny sunglasses for a very Parisian vibe.

Serrabellum serves us yet another fashionable look – this time in denim and velvet boots. What’s not to love?

Samy Jo Valentine and Ranti Onayemi Blanchard show us how to take an LBD on a  more leisurely route. How? Samy Jo opted for classic white sneakers with a fitted LBD, while Ranti went for an offshoulder dress, mules and an of the moment Cult Gaia ‘Ark’ bag.

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