If there was ONE statement piece I could place in your closet right now, it would be this little black dress. Not “a” little black dress, THIS one in particular! This LBD is a super popular, top-rated dress at Nordstrom, and it’s been one of my faves for a LONG time. Nordstrom has continued to carry it for years and years because it’s ALWAYS a best selling item. Always. Styles and trends change, but this LBD has stayed a staple through it all.
I’ve owned this dress in tons of different colors, but black has been the MOST versatile for sure. It can literally be worn for any occasion (even while you’re pregnant!), which makes it a life-saving clothing item. It’s old reliable, in the best way.
Oh, how I LOVE this dress… let me count the ways… And let me show you all the ways you can wear it!
In a hurry? Go straight to my picks below!
Table of Contents
- Let’s talk about the LBD first
- Style #1: for when you’re on the go
- Style #2: for when you want to dress it up
- Style #3: for when you want to be trendy
- Style #4: for when you wanna be cute at home
- Some more bonus styles
- Style #5: beachside brunch
- Style #6: athleisure
- Style #7: fancy summer night out
- Style #8: shacket chic
- Buy in-store, online, or schedule curbside pickup
Before we talk about ways you can style this dress, you have to know more about the base – the dress itself. There are tons and tons of reasons this is a best selling, top-rated, super-popular item at Nordstrom year after year.
First of all, it really looks so flattering on every. single. body type. Especially in the black. No matter what your shape or size is, I promise you are going to love this dress!
Second, it has over 300 reviews with the majority being either four or five stars. There are so many other women (not just me!) who LOVE this dress. If you look at the reviews, HUNDREDS of women of all shapes and sizes talk about how flattering it is, and how perfect it is for the summer months. Trust us on this!
Third… $59. $59 for a dress you are going to wear OVER and over. For years and years. That is SUCH a great deal!
For me, this dress is a total wardrobe staple, and if you decide to get it, I know you’ll feel the same!
This outfit is super simple and effortless, but one of my absolute faves and go-to’s in the warmer months. When you have an outfit that looks super put together, without having to put in hardly any effort at all, you know it’s worth investing in. I love that you totally get that with this little black dress & plaid shirt duo!
Adding the boyfriend plaid shirt to this LBD is such an easy way to make a really cute outfit. This plaid shirt in particular is super highly rated, under $50, and such a great statement piece for tons of different styles throughout the year. I wear this plaid ALL the time, in all different kinds of ways!
In the summer, I love to tie it around my waist and add it as a cute accessory to my little black dress. It gives the dress a whole new vibe that’s perfect for running errands, taking my kids to the park, or wearing on a casual lunch date.
I always make sure to tie the shirt around the smallest part of my waist for the most flattering look. After that, all you have to do is throw on some flat summer sandals, and add your favorite on-the-go bag. Then you’re ready for a day of running around town while feeling cute and confident at the same time!
There are certain times you’ll need the LBD to look more dressy. (Work, dinner date, church, etc.). With just a few added pieces you can totally transform this dress from super casual to dressy or professional!
I thought it turned out so cute, and I put in pretty much the same amount of effort as I did with the casual plaid shirt outfit above. I mean it when I say it’s SO EASY to get the vibe you want out of this dress, no matter what that is! Dressy or casual, you’re out the door QUICK and feeling on top of your game.
Okay, this western-themed LBD ensemble has to be one of my very favorites for multiple reasons!
1) Denim is a HUGE trend right now (like, the more denim the better. Hello major flashback to Britney & Justin!). This cropped denim jacket is nostalgia all wrapped up in the most flattering way and I am here. for. it. I will be wearing this out all summer long and I am NOT mad about it!!
2) Summer is the BEST time for date nights & girls nights out on the town, country dancing, rodeos, county fairs… And I think this trendy summer outfit is absolutely perfect for ALL of those things!
3) Can we. just. discuss. these calf hair cowboy boots. I’m dying over them!! Not only are they super cute, but they are actually super comfy, too! If you were to wear these on one of those summer nights out, you would be totally comfortable the whole time.
This is a laid back style for the little black dress that I absolutely LOVE – but it actually has some secrets to it!
That puff sleeve crop you see there? Not actually a crop! It’s (secretly) a full-length puff sleeve sweatshirt. If you head to my Instagram Stories today, you’ll see that I actually just folded the sweatshirt up into my bra line to create the illusion of a crop top with a skirt. A super easy trick for a super cute outfit that’s cozy, too!
I love working from home in this outfit, and I especially love pairing my pink blue light blocking glasses with it because there’s something about matching accessories with your outfit that just makes you feel like a boss babe – am I right?
If you want even MORE inspiration on how you can wear this top-rated, popular Nordstrom dress, I came up with some other bonus outfit ideas that I think would be so perfect for this summer! There’s nothing better than knowing that ONE clothing item can become SO MANY completely different outfits. Let me know which one is your personal favorite!
ALSO, I wanted to let you know that you can buy these products in person at your local Nordstrom, online with free shipping and returns, OR you can schedule a curbside pickup so you never even have to go into a store! Be sure to sign up for Nordy Rewards as well so you can earn money towards future purchases. Because if there’s one thing a Mint Arrow Bestie does best, it’s saving money AND doing it the most convenient way possible.
If you’re going to buy ONE new summer clothing item, let it be this little black dress!!! It’s seriously a game changer all throughout the sunshine months and I know you’re gonna feel amazing in it, too.