How To Rock A (Big) Black Dress: Visible Monday

How to rock a (big) black dress. It’s fashion canon that every woman needs a little black dress. I own more than one, and love to wear them even in my super-casual life style. A black knit or linen dress is perfect for everyday, with sneakers and a cute hat. And of course, nothing is easier than a slim black dress for evening (for me, “evening” is more like Netflix and jammies), with a sparkly necklace and shimmery hose.

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One of my black dresses is actually a B-I-G black dress, a textured knit that was gifted to me by Eva Trends. Yeah, it’s over-sized but it fits nicely at the neck and shoulder. Style tip: if you want to go over-sized, get a good fit at the shoulders. This big black dress is fun to swirl around in, with pockets and side-ties that bring the hem up and down.

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I just read that form-fitting styles are back “in” for Spring/Summer, but we don’t worry about what’s in and out, do we? Some days it’s fun to wear a flowy and expansive piece. Have a slice of pie and a cappuccino for dessert.

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The new hairdo is the Mileena wig by Outre. This pic is taken right out of the box. I plan to trim and thin the hair, but I love the shape and the waves.
big black dress
Over-exposed so you can see the texture of the dress and the side ties. A thrifted leopard chiffon scarf and a gold-tone pendant are simple accessories, and the funky boots (old and well-loved) are 100% my style. 😊

Are you a fan of the black dress, little or big? Show us (whatever you’re wearing) in the link-up!

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53 Comments

    • good morning, Michelle and thanks for coming by! I learned some things from your post about gold jewelry, thank you, xox.

  1. I love your philosophy, Patti! Eat the pie and cappuccino! Words to live by. Thanks for sponsoring this great Linkup Party. It’s always fun to see all the great looks from you and your readers.

    xx Darlene

    • Hi Darlene and thanks for linking up. You’re smashing in your classic blue outfit and the boots are WOW! xox

    • Thank you Emma, for linking up and for your nice words! Your red trousers and boots are stunners, xox.

    • Good morning Cheryl and thanks for linking up. May I say your vintage Dior bag is simply beautiful! xox

  2. Cant beat a black over size dress for style and comfort. Love the new hair, you will have some fun shaping and styling. Many thanks for hosting Patti.

    • Thanks Jill, for coming by and for your kind words. Your silk cream blouse and butterfly shoes are dreamy, xox.

    • Thank you Vaishali and thanks for linking up! Love your dramatic long black dress and YOUR beautiful statement necklace, xox.

    • Thanks Suzanne and thanks for stopping by! I hope you had a delightful snowfall, and are wearing your jacket : > Have a great week ahead, xox.

    • Hi Kim! Thanks for coming over and sharing your look. Yes, these wigs don’t last as long as the pricey ones, but they sure are fun! xox

  3. Hi Patti, I know, I haven’t been around for a while. Life and all that. But I thought I’d drop in and drop a line. You’re looking fabulous. The new hair suits you, and so does that oversized dress. The pendant is a stunner too! xxx

    • Hello Ann and how nice to see you again! I enjoy your adventures in sight-seeing and vintage shopping – a good life! xox

    • Hi Jess, and thanks for coming by! Love your floral blouse with statement sleeves! and of course the gorgeous Prada purse. xox

    • Hello gorgeous Vale! Thanks for your kind words and for dropping by. Have a wonderful week ahead, xox.

    • Thanks Becky -and how about your night at the casino! The Italian food is making me hungry right now. Stay fab, xox.

    • Hi Ellibelle and thanks for linking up! Your print blouse is pretty and feminine, and you look terrific, xox.

    • Good morning, Rosemary and thanks for coming over! I love your ideas for gifting on Valentine’s Day, xox.

    • Thanks Mireille and happy Monday! It’s great how you shopped your closet and styled that cool print skirt, xox.

    • Good morning and thanks for linking up, Jacqui. Your yellow trousers are brilliant and perfect for winter! xox

  4. Lovely dress, its texture and shape make it so special!. And so lovely ensemble with the tan booties and cute accessories!. Love the boho-chic vibe, so elegant!
    besos

    • Thank you Sra for your kind words and for linking up! I enjoyed all your colorful looks, and especially love a knit sweater over a maxi dress – so pretty, xox.

    • Good morning Shelbee and thanks for coming by! I remember you are an Eva Trend fan too. And you’re looking awesome in your purple-in-the-snow! xox (what is snow?)

    • Yes, you are one of my flowiness icons! Love your post today, a must read if you want to get happier, xox.

    • Good morning beautiful Suzanne and thanks for linking up, and for your kind words. You’re looking super-chic in your red outfits! xox

  5. I have a few of them in my wardrobe, they are of various styles but not oversized like yours, Patti. Having said that, I like your dress a lot and your hair looks fabulous
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    • Good morning, Anna and thanks for you kind words! I like your knit LBD – especially with the playful pearls! xox

    • Hi Alison and thanks for coming by. Your camel coat is a beautiful classic, and how adorable is Jarvis the cat?? xox

  6. That is some rock & roll hair, Patti! I love it! There is something comforting about a bigass dress, isn’t there? I wore a form-fitting gunmetal grey gown this week – it was a big dress too – and my own wig.

    Thank you so much for hosting “Visible Monday”! I’ll be along shortly.

    • I often think of you when I try on my hair hats! Thanks for coming over and sharing your fabulous movie premiere outfits, xox.

    • Thanks, Kellyann, my hair-sister! Healing thoughts to you on the anniversary of your dad’s passing, xox.

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