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one little black dress—five holiday party outfits

December 4, 2018

The beauty of a little black dress is that it’s a blank slate for whatever look you choose. This season, we’re absolutely head over heels for our Performance Dress—a sleek, sleeveless, ponte stunner with a built-in jersey lining for all-day (and night!) comfort. We’re so convinced this piece is an absolute holiday must-have, we put together a little video showing you all the different ways we love to style it. And then, even more inspiration struck! So, here are an additional five ways you can style this dress for everything from a fabulous fete to a quiet date night. Check out these holiday party outfit ideas, and get ready for the season to come.

Add a little color and casual flair to your LBD with the bold, red plaid of the Cunningham Shirt. Then, balance out those western vibes by adding a totally vintage-chic, coat-length cardigan with a faux fur trim. Finish off your ensemble with over-the-knee boots for a look that can literally go anywhere.

Style Tip: Style this look with the belt worn OVER the sweater and a cheeky beanie—the belted sweater is a modern way to update a cardigan.

Featured Items: Performance Dress, Cunningham Shirt, Dynasty Sweater, Belt, Over-The-Knee Boots, Embellished Beret, Crossbody Bag

For a quietly confident take on LBD style, reach for heather gray pieces that pair to pure black for a muted palette. Think chunky, nerdy cardigans matched back to the sharp glen plaid appeal of our Dandy Boot. Embellish with black pearl accessories, and head out in style!

Style Tip: An infinity scarf is such an easy toss-on piece that adds so much class for so little effort.

Featured Items: Performance Dress, Embrace Cardigan, Cuddle Scarf, Dandy Boot, Black Pearl Heritage Necklace, Clutch

Match the sheer, starry perfection of the Galaxy Blouse back to the Performance Dress for a dazzling look that’ll have everyone staring at you in cosmic wonder. We love this look with an edgy black bootie and simple, vintage-inspired jewelry topped off with a statement jacket

Style Tip: Guess what’s back in a HUGE way? The ’90s! The easiest way to try this flashback look is to top off your ensemble with a touch of plaid.

Featured Items: Performance Dress, Galaxy Blouse, Pastime Jacket, Landmark Locket, Pearl Heritage Earrings, Booties, Embellished Bag

All black everything? Yes, please! Lean into the stark palette by adding a black pullover and matching jacket with a touch of shine and some edgy, zippered details. To finish this masterpiece? Studded cowboy boots that are more at home on the Lower East Side than they are on the range.

Style Tip: Try a modern cowboy boot to mimic the cool, dressed-down vibe of this outfit.

Featured Items: Performance Dress, Prep Pullover, Back in Black Jacket, Studded Cowboy Boots, Hat, Pouch

Make primary hues pop against an all-black ensemble by adding a vibrant red statement coat like the Celebration Jacket over the simple perfection of the Performance Dress and Classic Blouse. When the jacket comes off, keep your colors popping with a fiery bootie to match!

Style Tip: Wear with the Classic Blouse underneath, and then add some color with a red bootie.

Featured Items: Performance Dress, Classic Blouse, Celebration Jacket, Booties, Bag, Headband

The Performance Dress is the most versatile piece in any closet and the perfect companion to every holiday party on your social calendar. Shop these looks, and share your favorite ways to style this LBD in the comments section below—bonus points if you snap a pic of you rocking your holiday style and add it to Instagram. Tag us @cabiclothing and #performancedress.