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Kelly Clarkson Masters Textures in Little Black Dress With Block Heels for ‘American Song Contest’

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Kelly Clarkson gives the little black dress and modern pick-me-up. The “Since U Been Gone” singer posed on the purple carpet for the “American Song Contest” semi-finale in Los Angeles last night.

Kelly Clarkson, American Song Contest, all black, boots, April 25 2022
Kelly Clarkson in all-black and boots on the red carpet of the ‘American Song Contest’ semi-finals in Los Angeles on April 25, 2022.
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For the outfit, Clarkson donned a structured dress from Asos that had a low neckline paired with dramatic puffy sleeves for an eye-catching touch. It also had a silver zipper down the middle that helped join her puffy bodice with her paneled and sturdy skirt.

Kelly Clarkson, American Song Contest, all black, boots, April 25 2022
Kelly Clarkson in all-black and boots on the red carpet of the ‘American Song Contest’ semi-finals in Los Angeles on April 25, 2022.
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Kelly Clarkson, American Song Contest, all black, boots, April 25 2022
A closer look at Kelly Clarkson’s black platform booties.
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A versatile closet staple across the decades, the little black dress is noted for its classic style and chic sensibility. Once a uniform for the working class, the little black dress was reclaimed by high society in the 1920s after Coco Chanel designed an iconic ink-colored sheath dress marketed toward the rich.

Clarkson kept her accessories simple and only opted for a pair of chunky silver hoops from Jennifer Fisher and a dainty gold necklace.

For footwear, Clarkson slipped on a pair of platform boots by Stella McCartney. The shoes had 4-inch chunky block heels and slick black leather uppers for a comfortable finish.

When it comes to clothing, Clarkson gravitates towards sophisticated and modern silhouettes. For example, she recently donned a pink, orange and green animal print mini dress paired with black leather ankle booties while on the purple carpet for “American Song Contest.” Also, she wore a black leather dress with a cold-shoulder silhouette coordinated with black ankle booties while on the purple carpet again for the same show a month ago.

Click through the gallery to see Clarkson’s style evolution through the years. 

Put on a pair of black boots for a streamlined finish.

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