Thrift Store Outfits: Little Black Dress | Thriftanista in the City


Thrift Store Outfits: Little Black Dress

I had no idea I would be so fond of the little black dress from my last thrift haul. This is my first time wearing it other than trying it on over my clothes at the thrift store mirror. It's a great fitting little vintage sheath dress. I'm looking forward to getting lots of wear out of it.

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It has perfect sized shoulder pads and lots of shaping darts. Otherwise, it really is basic. It was a super cheap buy which is how it ended up in my cart. The fact that it's way more dreamy on my body is a fantastic perk.

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It doesn't have sleeves. I thought that would hinder its usefulness to me during the cold months. Of course I can wear something under it but this time I went for a separates look and added a vintage men's plaid shirt over it. Now I have sleeves and some color to this all black / grey outfit.

shirt worn over a dress

Layered the look with a grey sweater for coziness. The grey sweater has short sleeves. That's something I would normally not be in to but it has proven to be quite versatile. I can wear it all year around and it's great to throw on for added warmth with less bulk.

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Topped the look with a cape and allowed my outfit to peek through. I was actually pretty shocked to see this cape in a thrift store. It's not an everyday type of thrift find. If you do find one, it's likely vintage. This one is pretty current and has a giant foldover collar that makes me feel like I'm wrapped in a blanket when I'm all buttoned up.

Do you have a little black dress? How do you style it?

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