How many of us have thought that black dresses are only for the office or for special ocassions (think: weddings, parties)? So many SWIISH readers have told us that they have never really worn a black dress during the day, and not only that but they pretty much only wear dresses in summer anyway. Wait, what?  The best part about dresses - and little black dresses specifically - is that you can wear them with anything, year round. You can dress them up and dress them down. Ultimately, if you know how to style them in different ways and work with layers, then these dresses can be worn year round. Not only do you not have to spend a fortune to start with but you're also getting your money's worth - and then some - since you can wear your LBD all the time.

This season, we’re working dresses into our wardrobe in ways that look feminine but still have a bit of an edge.  Think dark colours and leather accessories balanced out with breezy silhouettes and lace details.  It’s all about getting a cool, street-chic look that appears effortless.      

Here, we’ve opted for a loose-fitting black dress, paired with leather ankle boots, mirrored sunnies and a statement bag. The easiest way you could wear a dress in autumn.  Simply swap sandals with boots and choose a long sleeve style for a transeasonal outfit that's on trend.  As the weather gets colder, we'll be throwing a wool cardi over the top, and once winter hits, a coat and chunky scarf.

The best part is, achieving this look doesn’t have to cost you a fortune (as we all know winter fashion sometimes can).  This little black number was a total steal.  The same goes for all of Rockmans clothing actually.  They’re all about high-quality, on-trend pieces that also give you bang for your buck.

Rockmans has quickly become our go-to for denim and knitwear this season, but we love going in store and finding special pieces across their fashion range. We've uncovered a few of our now-favourite maxi dresses, tailored trousers, cute shirts, luxe coats… the list goes on hahaha! 

If you love this lace detail black dress as much as we do, head in store to Rockmans – and don’t forget to check out some of their other amazing styles while you’re there!