We’ve got only one rule when it comes to a polka dot dress—every woman should own at least one good one in her wardrobe.  A simple black dress is a clothing piece that can be easily adaptable to any setting and is a basic wardrobe essential.  Dress it up for a cocktail party or dress it down for a simple night out.  Take a cue from our recommendation of how to wear a black dress for 2 perfect occasions.


 Meet Nikki, a member of the social media and styling team, here at rod alan.  Today, she shared how easy it is to style her simple black dress in 2 of her favorite ways.





OPTION 1: The Blazer

Layer this dress underneath a chic black blazer to truly dress up the look.  This is perfect for the office attire and fun enough to communicate personality.  Add a black pump and suddenly you’ve transformed this look to full-on business trendsetter.





OPTION 2: The Denim Jacket

Switching out the chic blazer for a casual denim jacket makes this look ideal for a relaxing day out with friends-the beach is calling.  Slip on a pair of strappy sandals with a hint of neutral through a fun hat and you’re good to go.


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