If you’re anything like me, that little black dress in your wardrobe is ev-ery-thing. I’m not great with colours (as much as I love them on other people) and I can’t seem to tear myself away from buying black, black and even more black.
But I guess black is just one of those buys in life that you can justify to yourself; it doesn’t matter how much you spend on your new LBD, you know you will definitely wear it again. Because black is timeless. Black is a true classic. And as Karl Lagerfeld once said, “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a little black dress”.
So if you’re planning on wearing a beautiful LBD for the Christmas party season, take a look at our top 5 styles of spectacles to team up for the perfect party combo.
1. Gem Studded Frames
Jewelled or gem studded frames just scream ‘PARTY’ don’t they? If you’re worried that styling black glasses with a black dress might be too one-dimensional, you can add a bit of depth to your ensemble with some sparkly studs or gems. Wear together with some glittery heels and an embellished clutch bag to create that look of drama.
If you’re after an understated look, these Roberto Cavalli RC0767 prescription glasses have the perfect amount of bling – without overdoing it!
2. White / Cream Frames
I have one quick trick to jazz up an LBD and that’s adding a monochrome touch using white or cream accessories. Monochrome is ever so slick and it’s definitely a hot trend right now, one which is reminiscent of the 60s! Get that retro look and team together a structured cream clutch bag and these fabulous Gucci GG3695 glasses.
3. Cat Eye Glasses
Cat eye frames were big in the 50s and 60s, so they pack some serious retro sass! If you see yourself as a bit of a vintage vixen, why not channel your inner pinup girl with some cat eye spectacles and a fit and flare dress? This style of LBD will pull you in at the waist and is super flattering for all body shapes. Wear with these Tom Ford FT5317 glasses for extra style points…
4. Rimless Frames
Some little black dresses are very simple. In fact, the best ones always are. But when your dress is unfussy, that means you may need to turn up the heat in other departments such as your accessories, your shoes, or your hair and makeup. If you’re looking for a way to really make your makeup stand out, opt for a pair of rimless glasses. Just make sure you spend plenty of time perfecting those brows (to frame your face) and make sure you have a good blow-dry to work up some hair volume. Once you’ve done that, you’re ready to style some subtle rimless specs, like this Chopard VCH850S designer number.
5. Coloured Specs
Little black dresses are great for all occasions but sometimes you just need a pop of colour; the benefit of wearing glasses is that you can incorporate different dimensions and different hues into your finished look. You can go for a colour which matches your handbag and accessories, or you can opt for a colour which works well with your makeup. We’ve chosen these Céline CL41351 which come in other shades to suit your mood or your personality.