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by Brooke Baker
Summer is just around the corner and with warm summer beach days comes warm summer nights! Little backless black dresses are a dream come true for night-time barbecues, roof-top shindigs, patio dinner parties, beach cover ups, Vegas trips ... the list goes on forever!Sparkle & Fade€™s little black dress hits strikes a balance between revealing and demure. With a high neckline, a mid-thigh hem-line and a strappy back, this dress can crossover into multiple occasions give or take a cardigan or tights. Because black makes such a great neutral palate, that cardigan or those tights can be as crazy as you want them to be. This is the beauty of black. Dress it up with strappy wedges or down with sandals or converses. Maybe even those awesome floral, 90s Doc Martens? The possibilities are endless. Get creative! That $48 will go a super long way if invested in such a timeless basic.Urban OutfittersPrice - $48.00Who Found It - BrookeElisabeth was the first to add the 'Sparkle & Fade Knit Bow Back Dress' to the Hive.
by Ida Hsiang
Black lace is one of those fashion trends that's a bit tricky look to pull off because you risk looking like a Twilight fangirl, even if you're all grown up. Jessica Biel, with her black lace dress from Oscar de la Renta, gives us some clues on how to wear black lace successfully.First, normal hair and make-up are a must. Her hair is dark, but it isn't shoe-polish black, and it's done in a nice, loose style with curled ends. Her makeup is fairly neutral: no black lipstick (or blood red). And her fashion accessories really help her keep this look romantic rather than goth. The sparkly bracelet, ring, and clutch really make the look special-occasion-worthy, and her heels are simply dressy, not 'statement' shoes.See more tips on how to wear the black lace trend right by clicking over to our friends at Couture in the City!