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80+ Timeless Black Dress Quotes for Every Occasion


Christine Barbara


This post is all about black dress quotes and black outfit captions to use on Instagram and other social media platforms.

One can never go wrong with a classic, elegant and timeless black dress!

It’s fair to say that no wardrobe is ever complete without that little black frock that goes with everything and suits every occasion.

The darkness of the color black provides an effortlessly chic and attractive silhouette which flatters any shape, and slipping one on before an evening out can make any woman feel gorgeous.

Whether at an elegant cocktail party or having casual brunch with friends, wearing a little black color dress calls for a selfie worthy of being posted to Instagram, and what’s a great selfie without a few catchy black dress quotes to go with it?

From insightful quotes to funny Instagram captions, this article features some of our favorite black dress quotes and captions to pair with your stunning black dress photos!

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Black Dress Quotes for Instagram

The little black dress must be luxurious, rich, sensual, diaphanous, exotic, severe, lush, demure, demanding, frivolous, amusing, and it must linger in memory, but above all, it must be simple and little and black.

Carolina Herrera

If all else fails and you don’t know what to wear, put on a black dress, and you’ll be happy.

Lily Donaldson

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One favorite find of mine has to be a 1980s black dinner jacket that I wear as a dress.

– Lily Donaldson

I’m usually all about the tight jeans and little T-shirt, but sometimes I want to put on a black, sequined dress and be a freaking girl.

– Britney Spears

Before me no one would have dared dress in black.

Coco Chanel


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The zenith of elegance in any woman’s wardrobe is the little black dress, the power of which suggests dash and refinement.

– Andre Leon Talley

A little black dress is something to rely on. To fill you with confidence and ease. To have an attitude that is pure and effortless, yet sexy and classy.

Stella McCartney

The little black dress expresses a moment of freedom and individuality every time.

– Andre Leon Talley

Instead of going to the gym, I dress in black – a lot more practical and much more fun.

– Monica Bellucci

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Every girl should have a little black dress, a great boyfriend blazer and a pair of skinny jeans in their wardrobe.

Lauren Conrad

My favorite outfit was this black lace dress that I found in a vintage shop in Williamsburg, New York.

– Abbey Lee Kershaw

The little black dress is the true friend…she travels with you…is patient and constant…you go to her when you don’t know where else to go and she is ALWAYS reliable and timeless.

Diane von Furstenberg

Black is the hardest color in the world to get right—except for grey.

Diana Vreeland

I don’t like the masculine style, jeans. I like Issey Miyake… and black dresses.

Zaha Hadid

What you need is one black dress I call Plan B. It doesn’t have to be fabulous, it just looks good, covers up the problems and is neutral enough for dinner, business, a date, a funeral. You don’t over-wear it, you don’t over-wash it, because the Plan B is – gold.

Salma Hayek

You should always own a black dress because no one ever remembers a black dress.

Eleanor Roosevelt

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I love black because it affirms, designs, and styles. A woman in a black dress is a pencil stroke.

Yves Saint Laurent

Five pieces every girl needs in her closet are; a great pair of a jeans, a good black heel, a great little black dress, tank tops for layering, and a jacket that can be worn day or night. 

– Kristin Cavallari

In fashion, you make a little black dress really amazing with jewelry, shoes and an incredible bag. If you have those clean, basic, pieces you can really mix things up with the accessories and make the space, or the outfit, uniquely your own.

Jeremiah Brent

A typical native New Yorker, I’m prone to wearing the city’s unofficial sartorial color: black.

– Amanda Hearst

More Black Dress Instagram Captions

When my best friends doubt their little black dresses, they call me on the telephone seeking reassurance.

– Andre Leon Talley

Night came walking through Egypt swishing her black dress.

Zora Neale Hurston

She was wearing a purple T-shirt, with a skinny black dress over it that made you remember how much of a girl she was, and trashed black boots that made you forget.

Kami Garcia

You can wear black at any time. You can wear it at any age. You may wear it for almost any occasion; a ‘little black frock’ is essential to a woman’s wardrobe.

Christian Dior

One is never over or under-dressed with a little black dress.

Karl Lagerfeld

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I love black dresses. I think everyone should own a lot, but black dresses don’t sell online because on the computer they don’t read like anything.

Tom Ford

There was a reason for the cost of those perfectly plain black dresses.

Dorothy Parker

A black dress is beautiful! It’s a good choice. It could be the wrong choice at certain events or situations, but it’s very rare that you see a girl who looks bad in a black dress.

– Olivier Theyskens

A floor length backless black sequined dress would be my dream dress. As for my dream date – that would have to be a young Marlon Brando!

– Rebecca Hall

My mother worshipped at the altar of accessories and I got the bug. She always said, if you have a good, little, simple black dress and you have different accessories, you can have 27 different outfits.

– Iris Apfel

Always have a good little black dress, pearls, and stay in the best hotel, even if you can have only the worst room.

-Tilly Losch

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If you have a basic outfit on – a black sweater and skirt or a simple black dress – you can go from the office to a cocktail party at night just by changing your jewellery.

– Iris Apfel

Shopping trips are actually really simple – there’s always a nice new black dress to bring home!

– Unknown

What is it about wearing a tuxedo or that little black dress, that makes us feel confident, beautiful, splendid, even invincible?

– Vera Nazarian

Black dress, open hair, pink lips. A deadly combination.

– The Soul Writer

I love a black wedding dress. 

– Vera Wang

Every woman needs a little black dress.

– Unknown

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Wearing Black Quotes | Quotes about Wearing Black

For me black is not dark, it’s poetic.

Ann Demeulemeester

Whoever said any other color is the new black seriously needs some help.

– Unknown

Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy—but mysterious. But above all, black says this: I don’t bother you—don’t bother me.

Yohji Yamamoto

Women who wear black lead colorful lives.

Neiman Marcus

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I love all the colors mixed together. BLACK.

– Brian Elston

Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.

Coco Chanel

Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette.

– Ricardo Tisci

I’m wearing all black – but expensive black. The kind of deep, soft black that you fall into.

Sophie Kinsella

I’ll stop wearing black when they make a darker color.

 Wednesday Addams

I work in three shades of black.

– Rei Kawakubo

There is something about black, you feel hidden away in it.

Georgia O’Keeffe

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One time I got dressed in all black, Rambo-style, and took a massive pair of bolt-cutters and nicked a military bike.

– Zlatan Ibrahimovic

If I could dress anyone, I’d like to dress the Queen – she can handle anything. I’d put her in black – she never wears black – and add a little leather, maybe. A little rock n’ roll.

– Donatella Versace

But when I fell in love with black, it contained all color. It wasn’t a negation of color. It was an acceptance. Because black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all …You can be quiet, and it contains the whole thing.

– Louise Nevelson

Short Captions about Black | Black Dress Captions

Black is the new black.

– Unknown

When in doubt wear black.

– Unknown

Make your own magic in black.

– Unknown

Wearing black is a lifestyle.

– Unknown

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You say I’m wearing too much black, but all I hear is I look great.

– Unknown

I hate it when my blacks don’t match.

– Unknown

Just wear black.


It’s quite simple – if it’s not black, put it back.

– Unknown

Black clothes today and always.

– Unknown

People who can’t handle all-black outfits are weak.

– Unknown

Classy is the original black.

– Unknown

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Timeless is always the new black.

– Unknown

On Wednesdays we wear black, just like any other day.

– Unknown

​​Black is the new sexy.


Addicted to black.

– Unknown

Black shirt, black jeans, black shoes, black everything.

– Unknown

I own too much black – said no one ever.

– Unknown

First lesson about fashion: the color black. 

– Unknown

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