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5 Ways to Wear Black in Summer

The LBD strikes again.

Last Updated on May 10, 2023

If you thought wearing black is only acceptable during the winter months, think again. There are so many stylish ways to wear it in the heat (without overheating) for a sophisticated summer look.

Despite darker hues being favoured from September to February, there’s no reason you can’t wear an LBD in July. We live in Britain, so let’s be honest, the sun only shines half the time in summer anyway.

Emili Sindlev wearing black at copenhagen fashion week

Regardless of the heat though, we tend to opt for florals, cottagecore-style dresses and bright colours on the whole, while Christmas is reserved for those rich tones. We’re throwing the rulebook out of the window, because black works anytime, for any occasion. Plus, I really believe you should wear whatever makes you feel comfortable and confident, and if bold colours aren’t your thing, summer can be a tricky time when it comes to fashion.

Perhaps that’s why people always talk about whether they’re a ‘summer or winter person’ in relation to clothing, but there’s no reason you can’t make your wardrobe work for you all year round.

Whether you opt to wear a chic co-ord, a classic LBD, a tennis skirt or a 90s-inspired slip dress, there are plenty of ways to incorporate black into your summer wardrobe. These are a selection of outfits that are inspiring me to wear the shade this summer and where you can buy the look now.

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Black Dress

Asymmetrical black satin dress from Mango

Asymmetrical black satin dress, £89.99, Mango – buy now

Cut out satin chain detail halter maxi dress in black from Asyou

Cut out satin chain detail halter maxi dress in black, £32.99, Asyou – buy now

Long Dress With Cut-Out Detail from Zara

Long Dress With Cut-Out Detail, £25.99, Zara – buy now

Black jumpsuit

Petite Black Strappy Wrap Jumpsuit from New Look

Petite Black Strappy Wrap Jumpsuit, £27.99, New Look – buy now

Shirred Bodice Culotte Jumpsuit from Pour Moi

Shirred Bodice Culotte Jumpsuit, £42, Pour Moi – buy now

Long jumpsuit with cut-out from Mango

Long jumpsuit with cut-out, £49.99, Mango – buy now

Black bag

Faye Leaf Beach Bag in Black from JW Pei

Faye Leaf Beach Bag in Black, £89, JW Pei – buy now

The Large Tote Bag from Marc Jacobs

The Large Tote Bag, £296, Marc Jacobs – buy now

Ally Ruched Slouchy Bag in Black from Charles & Keith

Ally Ruched Slouchy Bag in Black, £69, Charles & Keith – buy now

Black Sunglasses

Tinted oversize-frame sunglasses from Prada

Tinted oversize-frame sunglasses, £315, Prada – buy now

Square-frame acetate sunglasses from Celine

Square-frame acetate sunglasses, £300, Celine – buy now

Oversized Square Polarised Sunglasses from Next

Oversized Square Polarised Sunglasses, £15, Next – buy now

Black Playsuit

Everyday Sculpt Mid Thigh Bodysuit from Skims

Everyday Sculpt Mid Thigh Bodysuit, £72, Skims – buy now

Seamless Playsuit from Zara

Seamless Playsuit, 17.99, Zara – buy now

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Strappy soft touch unitard playsuit in black from ASOS

Strappy soft touch unitard playsuit in black, £20, ASOS – buy now

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