How To Make A Statement In A Black Dress – APUJAN

Good morning everyone today’s post is about making a statement in a black dress. Now it doesn’t have to be an elaborate dress, a simple long gown like the one I am wearing will do the trick. If you are looking for something that delivers attitude in spades, looking fierce and one that will leave you feeling confident? Well look no further then this long black dress from APUJAN SS20!

Now let me tell you a brief background to APUJAN, it is a London-based womenswear label founded by designer Apu Jan. The label made it’s debut in Autumn/Winter 2013 London Fashion Week. The designs are renowned for integrating pattern and knitwear technique to illustrate themes inspired by fantasy and literature. Now what you can see at the heart of APUJAN’s unique style is the coming together of traditional and oriental elements with a contemporary twist. The interweaving of bold and casual elements have become the hallmarks of the label.

 

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So the inspiration for the designs come from many different places and often are associated with books, space fantasy and imagination of the past. Each season Apu Jan inspired by a list of books creates a story containing his favourite elements, leading us the audience to experience the fantasy world of his imagination.

BLACK DRESS

Right lets begin with this gorgeous black dress, it is a simple dress and what makes it standout and catch your attention is the deep plunging neckline. It also has a thigh slit and is very light, the off the shoulder dress is perfect for a night out or for any special occasion. Simple, elegant and timeless, what more can one ask for?!

 

NUDE SHOES

So when it came to styling the dress I opted to go for some nude high heel sandals. These are from Steve Madden and I love how they just elongate my legs and let the dress do all the talking. Now by all means if you fancy amping up the colour by going for a bold pair of shoes then do so!

 

GOLD BAG

Next and onto my bag of choice which is this vintage cold clutch. I do love to accessories my black dresses with gold, I have also gone for a pair of gold drop earrings too.

 

RED LIPSTICK

Finally I went for the pop of colour with my lipstick. I am wearing the shade Lady Danger from M.A.C, this red lipstick is on the orange side and is perfect for summer in my opinion. So there you have it already to make an evening of it at home! Restaurants have just opened up over here and we ventured out as a family for lunch the other day. It was a little surreal to say the least, but the boys were extremely happy to be out! So next time it will be date night for hubby and I.

 

What are your favourite statement making black dresses? Do let me know by leaving a comment below.

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Dress: APUJAN

Shoes: STEVE MADDEN Similar

Bag: VINTAGE Similar

Lipstick: M.A.C LADY DANGER

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78 Comments

  1. June 26, 2020 / 6:04 pm

    This is a pretty dress. I love the way you selected items to make a statement.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you Tara.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  2. June 26, 2020 / 6:41 pm

    Very true a black dress, simple, linear and without frills should be characterized by the rest, by all the details

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks Cristina.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:03 pm

      Thanks Zia.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:03 pm

      Thank you Regine.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:02 pm

      Thank you Anya.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:01 pm

      Thanks Ann.

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      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:01 pm

      Haha, thank you Radi

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      Lovely

  3. Monidipa
    June 27, 2020 / 9:18 am

    I liked the backgrounf info moreover lovely dress….

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks Mondipa.

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      Lovely

  4. June 27, 2020 / 1:06 pm

    Yes your outfit does make such a statement! Talk about red carpet ready.

    xoxo Amanda | theaestheticedge.com

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:59 pm

      Aww thanks Amanda.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  5. June 27, 2020 / 1:34 pm

    Wow, that dress is stunning! Love the combination of black dress + nude shoes + red lips + gold bag. You look amazing!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 12:59 pm

      Thanks Ola.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  6. Melissa Cushing
    June 27, 2020 / 4:19 pm

    Wow…..stunning dress on young love the whole look! You have amazing style for sure 🙂

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:58 pm

      Thank you so much Melissa.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  7. June 27, 2020 / 5:20 pm

    Oh wow this dress looks so adorable and amazing…Love the look..again you rocked…this idea is really very interesting and stunning…You look so perfect and mesmerizing…Great work..Loved this…

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:58 pm

      Thank you, glad you like the dress

      xoxo
      Lovely

      • WorldInEyes
        June 30, 2020 / 5:56 pm

        Yeah it is really nice and lovely..You are welcome…

  8. June 27, 2020 / 8:50 pm

    I love your black dress! It looks gorgeous and rich at the same time. Pretty cool to learn about Apujan! Love to see different styles coming to life. I feel like I need more black dresses. Your outfit in on point. Have a great weekend!

    Nancy ✨ exquisitely.me

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 12:57 pm

      Thank you so much Nancy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:56 pm

      Thank you so much Sonia.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  9. June 28, 2020 / 4:30 am

    I love that dress on you, it reminds me of a Hollywood red carpet event. You look amazing and beauty Lovely!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      Thank you so much Tiffany.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  10. Agnes
    June 28, 2020 / 11:00 am

    I love the black dress! Most of my pieces are in black. Anything can be paired with it.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks Agnes.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you so much Margot, it was rather tricky making sure there wasn’t any kind of exposure!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you Rowena.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:46 pm

      Thank you Jodie, do love a red lip now and again!

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:45 pm

      Thanks Satanja.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  11. June 28, 2020 / 10:09 pm

    Sooo gorgeous!! ♡
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    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      Thanks M

      xoxo
      Lovely

  12. June 29, 2020 / 12:21 am

    I love this dress. You look amazing in it. I need to get a black dress.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:44 pm

      Thank you so much Amber.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  13. June 29, 2020 / 12:57 am

    Your dress is stunning. You can’t go wrong with a black dress and they are so fun to accessorize!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:43 pm

      Thanks Cindy.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you Jyoti.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  14. June 29, 2020 / 7:26 am

    Chic is not a just a word rather a real thing.You showed it. Keep inspiring!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:42 pm

      Thank you Shaira.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  15. June 29, 2020 / 11:37 am

    Black dress. Nude shoe and a red lip. Guuuurl you got me at hello!

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      Thanks Tin Tin.

      xoxo
      Lovely

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:41 pm

      Thank you s

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      Lovely

  16. MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    June 29, 2020 / 12:48 pm

    As dress colours go, black is always my favourite. The dress looks amazing on you. Not sure I could pull it off with my bust.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:40 pm

      Thank you Melanie.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  17. joanna
    June 29, 2020 / 4:03 pm

    That is a very beautiful and sexy black dress. It will surely turn around some heads when you will wear it at a special occasion. It fits you so well.

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you so much Joanna.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  18. June 29, 2020 / 9:33 pm

    o wow you beautiful woman. I love that dress and it suits you perfectly

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 12:39 pm

      Thank you so much darling.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  19. June 30, 2020 / 12:12 am

    i LOVE a good black dress!
    And oh my you look fabulous in this black dress for sure!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 12:38 pm

      Thanks Jessica.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  20. June 30, 2020 / 12:55 am

    You are definitely wearing that dress and making a statement indeed. I love everything about this look.

    • Lovely
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      June 30, 2020 / 12:37 pm

      Thank you Fabulous Perks.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  21. June 30, 2020 / 9:25 am

    I never actually heard of this brand but I will be sure to check it out! Also, I loved the way you styled the black dress with nude shoes and red lipstick, that is exactly how I would do it as well!!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 12:36 pm

      Do check them out and let me know what you think Sofia.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  22. June 30, 2020 / 12:18 pm

    Oh, this dress is amazing! You are so beautiful wearing this black dress and these stylish shoes!!

    • Lovely
      Author
      June 30, 2020 / 12:35 pm

      Thank you Nick.

      xoxo
      Lovely

  23. June 30, 2020 / 6:23 pm

    That’s definitely a lovely dress that makes a profound statement even though it is simple and classically black. Great choice of accessories as well.

  24. July 1, 2020 / 2:11 am

    The Apu Jan brand seems to be doing really well since it started in 2013. I like its black dress collection.

  25. July 1, 2020 / 4:36 am

    Ok, ok, ok!! This is amazing. You look stunning. Definitely an amazing way to make a statement in a black dress! yassssss

  26. July 1, 2020 / 8:14 am

    Great tips! I think black dress stading out a lot because it shows off the body and with right accessories it shines even brighter

  27. July 1, 2020 / 7:56 pm

    I love a black dress. When it’s done right there is nothing that feels more powerful to me.

  28. Amber
    July 2, 2020 / 12:17 am

    That is seriously such a gorgeous black dress!

  29. Following the Rivera
    July 3, 2020 / 9:44 am

    This is quite a statement, black is my colour, what a lovely dress!

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