We all rely on the little black dress from time to time. What makes this article of clothing so great? It’s flattering, it’s versatile, and it’s styling possibilities are endless. However, if you are dealing with a more dramatic dress it may be challenging to visual your options. At Rent Frock Repeat we believe you should get multiple wears out of any dress you rent, no matter how fancy it may seem. Our Black Strapless Fringe Gown by Copious is a prime example of how a rather lavish dress can be styled more casually.

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This strapless gown certainly makes a statement. It’s panelled fringe detail creates a luxe look while its front slit is daring and sexy. This dress fits best on hourglass and straight and narrow body-types. It is easy to imagine this dress classically styled, but how you would accessorize when it comes to a more casual affair? RfR is here to show you how.

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While it might seem over-the-top to accessorize such a dress with a dramatic, floppy hat, but it really depends on the colour and material you choose. Anything straw runs the chance of appearing too country unless you look for one with a intricate pattern and unique colour. This Rip Curl Dayzed Boho Hat from SWELL is absolutely perfect. The structure and colour of this accessory adds an element of playfulness to the dress. The hat’s quality is comparable to that of the dress through it’s intricate pattern.

If you are looking for something a little more sleek look for a floppy fedora made of a suede material (faux works!). This River Island Beige Faux Suede Floppy Fedora Hat is great is perfect with it’s band to match the black gown.

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To continue with this casual look start with a peep-toe wedge like these Open Toe High Heels Sheepskin Solid Sandals with Platform from AllhqFashion. The material is luxe enough to match the dress while the open-toe and wedge gives off a casual vibe.

This dress is quite detailed in it’s panelled fringe, so you don’t want to detract from this. Keep accessories minimal and opt for a small stud earring. We like these 14k Gold Black Diamond Stud Earrings that can be purchased on Amazon, but an imitation earring will work as well! No need to splurge when you’ve already snagged a designer dress for so cheap.

Lastly, hair and make-up can be effortless and beachy. A coral lip colour would be stunning for a pop of colour. Try the Estee Lauder Pure Colour Lip Shine – Bronze Goddess Collection for a sun kissed shade of summer. Let hair loose and wavy. The more natural the better, but you can always add a few curls here and there to clean up the look.

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For a more formal affair, a fancy work gala or a black tie wedding, start your look with a strappy heel. A glossy patent material like on these STEVE MADDEN Black Felice Sandal is ideal in creating a dramatic look.

For classy accessories silver is always your best bet. It’s sparkle and shine can really take you look to the next level of fanciness. There is also a certain sophistication with wearing anything vintage inspired, which is why we like these Bling Jewelry Bridal Silver Plated CZ Teardrop Long Drop Earrings. These will give you a classic and glamorous look instantly.

Nothing would complement this dress quite like a bold, red lip. This Clinique Pop Lip Colour is bold and has the smoothing properties of a primer. No matter how long the occasion this lipstick should keep lips smooth and hydrated. As for hair an up-do would suit this look. You could also rock sleek, romanic waves, with a deep side part, for a vintage inspired do.

Which look do you prefer? To what occasion would you rock this frock? Let us know on Twitter @RentfrockRepeat #FF or #FrockFriday or comment below!