When it comes to planning your Halloween costume, there’s definitely no shortage of classic movie or fairy-tale characters to seek inspiration from. But sometimes, we feel like opting for a simpler approach to the festive season, where we don’t necessarily need to find the most extravagant dress or plan weeks in advance for our costume; but rather find a simple black dress that can easily radiate sophistication, confidence and flair of edge without needing to do much. So how does one find the perfect Halloween costume that equals all three?

The answer is simple: by pulling out your favourite black dress (mini or long) and accessorising to the best of your ability. To give you a jump start, we did some celebrity research, and we’re sharing a selection of stars who got creative with a black dress. From Khloe Kardashian as Cruella de Vil to Kendal Jenner as a chic yet fierce wicked witch, Joe and Sophia Jonas as Gomez and Morticia Adams, and many more.

Ahead, find a unique selection of everything from fashionable spins on classic costumes to our favourite pop star icons and their signature looks, all crafted around one really, really good black dress – plus, where to buy them.

1. Gomez and Morticia Adams

Square-Neck Crepe and Mesh Midi Dress

DOLCE & GABBANA, Square-neck crepe and mesh midi dress, Dhs 11,180, SHOP NOW

2. Cruella de Vil

Extended-Shoulder Fitted Dress

Alexandre Vauthier, Extended-shoulder fitted dress, Dhs 6,390, SHOP NOW

3. audrey hepburn

High-Neck Bow Detailed Stretch Knit Dress

AZ FACTORY, MyBody bow-detailed ribbed stretch-knit dress, Dhs 4,289, SHOP NOW

4. posh spice

Logo-Print Sleeveless Fitted Dress

Calvin Klein Jeans, Logo-print sleeveless fitted dress, Dhs 296, SHOP NOW

5. fierce witch

Pinterest @Gracie+Co.®

Fluffy Trim Cami Dress

SAINT LAURENT, Fluffy Trim Cami Dress, Dhs 7,550, SHOP NOW