There are several reasons why the black dress has dominated fashion - namely its versatility and ability to instantly create a slimming silhouette as well as a sophisticated look. Our selection showcases the very best of this wardrobe staple, with a spotlight on unique necklines, meticulous tailoring and elegant designs that give them the WHBM flair.
A classic black dress can be worn as part of a workday, weeknight, or weekend ensemble. Explore knitted sheath dresses that have a comfortable stretch, and sleeveless tank dresses that pair perfectly with either office blazers or an elevated leather jacket. We’ve played on the notion that black is always slimming, highlighting this feature with body flattering fabric and dresses fitted with subtle shapewear. If your style leans towards the feminine side, you’ll love our subtle tailored details that give minimalist pieces their ladylike looks. Opt for bateau necklines, three-quarter-length sleeves and flared skirts.
A Modern Take on the Classic Look
There’s nothing easier than slipping on a Little Black Dress with your favorite heels when heading to social events, but if you’re looking to upgrade your go-to options, then explore our selection of formal styles. A change of neckline is the perfect way to bring your look into the present. Indulge in eye-catching fit-and-flare dresses, or turn to our sweeping maxi dresses, complete with barely-there halter straps. You’ll find smart keyhole details on blouson-style designs, and portrait collars on midi-length pieces that have a vintage-inspired flair.
Alternatives to the Little Black Dress
Add depth to your repertoire of sophisticated evening wear by choosing from our range of form-fitting jumpsuits. These all-in-one garments are constructed with the same meticulous tailoring seen within our dresses and workwear suiting, ensuring a refined profile. Wide-cut legs have a beautiful movement to them, and details along the waistline, such as oversized sashes or contrasting trims, help to accentuate an hourglass figure. Pair with matching black accessories, perhaps a high-shine clutch and velvet heels to pull together a sleek and high-end evening attire.
White Dresses for Women
While a little black dress is a versatile classic, a white dress is the epitome of elegant style. Throw one on and your look is effortlessly sophisticated. As an added bonus, accessorizing is made easy—everything goes with white! Our collection of white dresses features several options for all occasions, from white sheath dresses for the office to sleeveless white jumpsuits for nights out on the town. You will find styles in all shades of white: think optic bright, ivory, ecru, and even blush undertones that will suit any skin tone. Opt for an all-white fabric to really stand out from the crowd and show off your glowing complexion. Look out for dresses with metallic embellishments that are made for special occasions.
A white dress may be a statement piece, but that doesn’t mean you should shy away from accessorizing your outfit. In fact, it’s one of the most versatile colors when it comes to fashion. Partner a white maxi dress with a unique handbag or necklace and you’ve created the ultimate pair. A little splash of color goes a long way, so try topping off your white mini dress with a printed scarf or a denim jacket. Who says you can’t wear white after Labor Day? Here at White House Black Market, we believe a beautiful white dress is in style all year long. Whether you’re enjoying the ocean breeze on vacation, entertaining friends at a holiday party, or just want to brighten up any room, a white dress is great for just about anything!