Black Summer

Having a black summer moment? Don’t worry, we’re sure the weather will pick up soon. So, we’re bringing you a different kind of black summer moment – a fashion one!

Black is everyone’s favourite, right? Black is the new black, the old black, just black, as far as we’re concerned. It’s easy, it’s flattering, it’s chic, it’s mysterious, it’s sexy, and it’s not just for winter.

There is nothing better than gorgeous black summer fashionon sunkissed skin in the summer. So, here are a few black summer pieces we think you need in your summer wardrobe.

Lets start with simple black summer style that works well in the UK summer – trousers! But not just any trousers; actually dungarees. Black dungarees are on-trend, and will see you through to autumn, trust us. This pair are £64.99 at Superdry.

Black Summer superdry dungarees


A simple knit bandeau pencil skirt is super sexy black summer style. You need this on holiday. Team with a crop top for maximum va-va-voom. £90, French Connection.

Superdry black summer pencil skirt

Black is great. Black lace is even better. Top marks for black summer style with this lacy dress/beach cover-up from Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams (£34).

black summer floozie black lace dress

Foozie by FrostFrench have given us this fabulous black broderie anglaise bikini. We must show them we love it, by buying it and taking it to the beach or pool! Top, £28, bottoms, £15, Debenhams.

Black summer broderie bikini

Just a gorgeous LBD from French Connection (£130) with a beautiful fluttery style. Perfect summer style in one item.

black summer french connection LBD

These super stylish black suede ghillie style sandals from New Look (£29.99) are already in our holiday luggage!

black summer new look ghillie sandals

Want denim shorts for summer? Of course you do. But be a bit different, and make them black, like these from New Look (£17.99) with the cutest rose applique.

New Look black summer shorts

Everyone needs a slouchy pair of trousers in their life. This jersey pair from H&M (£12.99) are just easy fashion every time.

black summer H&M trousers

New Look’s mesh T-shirt (£12.99) will take you from summer to autumn. Just stick a vest under it.

New look black summer mesh t-shirt

This lovely floaty dress from GAP (£49.95) is another example of a gorgeous LBD. Perfect holiday eveningwear.

black summer GAP dress

A black bag is a wardrobe essential whatever the season. This suede one with a studded handle is edgy and practical. £75, Debenhams.

black summer bag debenhams

Another Bardot style off the shoulder top? YES! We can’t get enough of them, and they are perfect in black, and perfect for summer. This lacy one is from Superdry (£34.99).

Black Summer Superdry top

But, if baring your shoulders like this isn’t for you, then how about this quirky pleated trim tunic top from Principles by Ben De Lisi @ Debenhams (£35)?

black summer pleat top

And this simple cami vest top from JOY (£30) is just a lovely example of simple black summer style.

Black summer JOY cami vest

Little Black Dresses – Twelve Dresses of Christmas!

It’s never too early to start thinking about your Christmas party dress. Sequin dresses, little black dresses, floating maxi gowns, ballgowns, lace prom dresses – they’re all already on the racks, just waiting to be snapped up for the biggest party night of your year.

So, in the next few weeks, we’ll share the Twelve Dresses of Christmas, starting today with Twelve Little Black Dresses

There is nothing as classic as a Little Black Dress. The LBD is a musthave for every woman. But where do you start with Little Black Dresses? The answer is wherever you feel like – there are so many varied shapes, styles, textures and fabrics.

Little black dresses with embellishment might be your thing. You might love little black dresses that nip in at the waist and pop out again in a full prom style skirt, or you might like simple, fitted, or tunic shapes. Whatever your style, there is a little black dress for everyone.

We’ve selected just twelve we think are perfect for the festive party season. Lace is a classic LBD fabric. There are so many lace patterns to choose from, and it looks great on bare skin, or just over black fabric.

LBDs christmas 12 dresses lacel-r: Skater style lace LBD, £24.99, H&M, strapless lace LBD, £19.99, New Look, lace arm LBD, £40, BHS

Texture gives black an edge, as does a print in the fabric, or brighten things up with an LBD with a hint of colour. A classic nipped in waist and fuller skirt is an easy to wear style.

LBDs full skirtl-r: ‘Fluffy’ Glitter Whisper LBD, £180, French Connection, metallic jacquard print dress, £29.99, New Look, Colour detail Marios Schwab dress, £100, Edition @ Debenhams

A simple style can be stunning. Draped dresses, simple tunics, or simple but daring leather-look cut out Little black dresses are all show-stopping.

LBDs sequin leather lookl-r: Betty Jackson.Black sequin tunic, £50, Debenhams, draped dress, £12.99, H&M, cut-out leather look dress, £17.99, New Look

A tunic style LBD hides a multitude of sins – and too much Christmas dinner!

LBDs tunicl-r: Embellished tunic dress, £175, French Connection, chiffon sleeve LBD, £40, BHS, chiffon beaded detail LBD, £29.99, H&M

Please note that we always endeavour to feature items that are available in Ocean Terminal, however sometimes items featured may be out of stock, and prices may vary due to seasonal reductions