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A Black Dress For Every Occasion | #SRCOTD

A Black Dress For Every Occasion | #SRCOTD

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A black dress is an essential and a must-have for every woman. It is without a doubt that every woman needs at least one black dress in her wardrobe as this will come in handy for a number of occasions. 

Ever since Vogue featured the Coco Chanel black dress on its cover in 1926, the celebration of the black dress has not ceased. The beauty of the black dress lies in the ability to either dress it up or down. This, and the style or cut is what has made the black dress appropriate for any occasion. 

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Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nicole Scherzinger and Adesuwa Aighewi stun in black at the 2019 British Fashion Awards in London | December 2, 2019

Black is associated with power, fear, mystery, strength, authority, elegance, formality, death, evil, aggression, authority, rebellion and sophistication. Like my father would always say, “black is the absence of colours” but then again, it is one colour that is required for all other colours to have depth and variation of hue. For the purpose of fashion, black is considered a powerful, sophisticated and elegant colour.


The black dress being a staple does not mean you should own just one. The possibilities are nearly endless when it comes to black dresses and how to style them. Just think about it. There’s the classic black slip dress, the black cocktail dress, short black party dress, mini black ‘freakum’ dress, long sleeve black dress, black velvet dress, black silk dress and black leather dress and the list goes on and on and on.

We’ve curated 23 black dresses to help you understand which black dress works for which event. 

Here’s how to wear a black dress for every occasion…

Ready for work

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Maria Borges

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Serwaa Amihere

Day out in town

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Maria Borges

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Lerato Seuoe


Lunch date in the city

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Bonang Matheba

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Toke Makinwa

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Serwaa Amihere

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Ayanda Thabethe

A dressy night out

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Lori Harvey

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Toni Tones

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Ini Edo

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Ayanda Thabethe


The party your ex would be at

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Mercy Eke

Ini Edo

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Olomide Didi

Red carpet worthy

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Regina King

Ini Edo

Wedding Ready / Cocktail 

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Ini Dima-Okojie

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Lerato Seuoe


Ini Edo

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