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Little Black Dresses

If there’s one fashion that’s kept a prominent place in women’s wardrobes the world over through the years, it’s the Little Black Dress.

The LBD, as some call it, is that perfect complimentary wardrobe piece that can dress up or down depending on the event you’re about to attend. It looks perfect with high heels or casual flats, and you can pair it with jewelry and accessories or let it stand on its own. No matter what, making sure you have at least one Little Black Dress in your wardrobe means you’ll always be ready for a special occasion, no matter what or where it happens to be.

There are a few important observations to make when looking out for the perfect Little Black Dress, and paying attention to the length of the skirt is only the first of many. Since Little Black Dresses come in so many versatile colors and sizes, choosing the one that’s best for you will include a careful look at how much leg you’re comfortable revealing. For younger women in their late teens and early twenties, high miniskirts are acceptable and show off youthful, toned legs – but as you get older and start in your professional life, a more appropriate length will see your Little Black Dress’ hem falling nearer to the knee. For more mature women who need a Little Black Dresses to wear to professional or formal occasions, a little black dress can cut across just above or below the knee. This is the lower limit of a hem for a Little Black Dress, however, as much farther down and you’ll be wearing a full gown!

Just because a Little Black Dress has that title doesn’t mean it can’t include colors, patterns or highlights that bring out the detail of the piece. You can see examples of some tremendously interesting Little Black Dresses from designers like La Femme, Scala and Tony Bowls by checking through the listings in our catalog, below, and you’ll see that many of these designers use color to make their Little Black Dresses even more glamorous. Given this, it’s particularly important to pay attention to the way that your Little Black Dress uses (or doesn’t use) color, since one of the most important things you can do when accessorizing is making sure you pick shades that help you pop. If your dress has a number of color tones on it, then always be careful about matching those colors to your eyes, shoes and makeup.

Almost any occasion can be appropriate for a Little Black Dress, with the exception of those events judged too formal for showing off your legs. Otherwise, wear your dress to club nights, parents’ conferences and cocktail parties, business dinners, holiday soirees, or out on the town. As long as you take care to put together the rest of your appearance, you’ll find that planning on wearing Little Black Dresses to these and other occasions will help you cut down on your preparation and decision-making time when it comes to putting together your outfits.

Hairstyles to pair with Little Black Dresses are almost as numerous as the designs of the frocks themselves, but making sure that you add the right hair look to the perfect dress can be tricky. If you’re not comfortable throwing yourself at the mercy of a talented hairdresser – to whom you should always bring a photograph of yourself in the dress, even if it’s just a quick snapshot on your cell phone – then you can make a few suggestions based on the types of dress you choose to wear. If your dress is on the formal side, then wearing a sleek updo that holds your hair carefully in place can be a wonderful way to make sure your style doesn’t change without your knowledge over the course of an evening. However, if you’re on the younger side or are wearing an exceedingly trendy or modern look, for example the Relaxed Party Dress with Crystal Studded Neckline by Scala, or the Contrast Pink & Black Party Dress with Rosette by Tony Bowls Shorts, then you can look into wearing long hair down and loose, either straightened or – as is more in fashion today – in curls.

Ultimately, the kind of Little Black Dresses that fill your closet should be chosen on a basis of what looks best on you, and what makes you feel most confident about your own appearance. This is a piece of your wardrobe which can be adjusted to fit the times, if purchased with a desire for timelessness in mind, but can also be as up to the minute as the latest Parisian catwalk show. Almost every designer has some version of a Little Black Dress in their collection, so it’s simply a matter of taking your time and looking until you find the Little Black Dress that’s right for you!

Little Black Dresses

  • Lara 33292
    Lara 33292

    Decorative sleeveless short shift with elegant eclat by Lara 33292
    Color: Black

    $248
  • Faviana S8081
    Faviana S8081

    Fluttery off-the-shoulder short formal with contrasting skirt by Faviana S8081
    Color: Black/Multi

    $258
  • Lara 33295
    Lara 33295

    Quintessential cocktail dress with glittering accents by Lara 33295
    Color: Black

    $248
  • Faviana S8074
    Faviana S8074

    Eloquent strapless cocktail dress with corset-style accents by Faviana S8074
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • Daymor 567
    Daymor 567

    Floral Fantasy Peplum Dress by Daymor 567
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Sherri Hill 50608
    Sherri Hill 50608

    High Neck Lace Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50608
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Rachel Allan L1069
    Rachel Allan L1069

    Strapless Ruffled Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1069
    Available in 3 colors

    $258
  • Scala 48377
    Scala 48377
    (8)

    Richly textured cocktail dress with sleeves by Scala 48377
    Available in 7 colors

    $278
  • Janique B2267
    Janique B2267

    Soft and Sultry Strapless Cocktail Dress by Janique B2267
    Available in 2 colors

    $438
  • Lara 33033
    Lara 33033

    Lively sleeveless short sheath with fringe accents by Lara 33033
    Color: Black

    $298
  • Saiid Kobeisy RE3196
    Saiid Kobeisy RE3196

    Chevron strapless babydoll frock from SK by Saiid Kobeisy RE3196
    Color: Black

    $1,110
  • Lara 33412
    Lara 33412

    Splendid halter-style short formal with ornate detail by Lara 33412
    Color: Black/Gold

    $248
  • Lara 33270
    Lara 33270
    (1)

    Striking Evening Celebration Cocktail Dress by Lara 33270
    Color: Black/Blue

    $298
  • Lara 33265
    Lara 33265

    Modern Sweetness Cocktail Dress by Lara 33265
    Color: Black/White

    $248
  • Lara 33011
    Lara 33011

    Festive Lines Cocktail Dress by Lara 33011
    Color: Black/Multi

    $248
  • Lara 32921
    Lara 32921
    (1)

    Long-Sleeved Gilded and Contrast Scroll Cocktail Dress by Lara 32921
    Color: Black/Gold

    $248
  • Sticks and Stones 9407
    Sticks and Stones 9407

    Sassy Drop Waist Cocktail Dress by Sticks and Stones 9407
    Color: Black Multi

    $390
  • Rachel Allan L1029
    Rachel Allan L1029

    Tonal Embellished Romper Jumpsuit with Cape by Rachel Allan L1029
    Available in 3 colors

    $478
  • Rachel Allan L1050
    Rachel Allan L1050

    Two-Piece Lattice Detail Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1050
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Clarisse 357
    Clarisse 357

    Fine Beaded Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 357
    Color: Black

    $98
  • Mac Duggal 25296I
    Mac Duggal 25296I

    Supreme Floral Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25296I
    Color: Blue Rose

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 48478I
    Mac Duggal 48478I
    (1)

    Classic Flutter Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 48478I
    Available in 10 colors

    $238
  • Feriani 18631
    Feriani 18631

    Dazzling Diva Cocktail Dress with Cape by Feriani 18631
    Color: Black

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 65273
    Mac Duggal 65273

    Mega Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Flash 65273
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Rachel Allan L1003
    Rachel Allan L1003
    (1)

    Flirty Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1003
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Mon Cheri 117815
    Mon Cheri 117815

    Extravagant swirling illusion mini from Mon Cheri Social Occasions 117815
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Faviana 9411
    Faviana 9411

    Alluring Cocktail Dress with a Sprinkle of Glitz by Faviana 9411
    Color: Black

    $298
  • La Femme 23308
    La Femme 23308

    Regal Lace Illusion Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23308
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Lara 32920
    Lara 32920

    Contrast Detail Cocktail Dress by Lara 32920
    Color: Black/White

    $248   $174
  • Clarisse 2939
    Clarisse 2939

    Sheer and Tonal Beaded Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 2939
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Rachel Allan 4336
    Rachel Allan 4336

    Exotic Cinched Allure Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4336
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Hannah S 27091
    Hannah S 27091

    Delicate Charm Notched Cocktail Dress by Hannah S 27091
    Available in 2 colors

    $230
  • Milano Formals E2063
    Milano Formals E2063

    Subtle Beaded Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2063
    Color: Black

    $148
  • Mac Duggal 4085
    Mac Duggal 4085

    Sequined Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Flash 4085
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Scala 48601
    Scala 48601

    Jeweled Fantasy Sequined Cocktail Dress by Scala 48601
    Color: Black/Silver

    $238
  • Rachel Allan L1023
    Rachel Allan L1023

    Sleek Romper Jumpsuit by Rachel Allan L1023
    Available in 3 colors

    $178
  • Lara 32985
    Lara 32985

    Bold Contrast Beaded Cocktail Dress by Lara 32985
    Color: Black/Multi

    $298
  • Faviana 7854
    Faviana 7854

    Passionate Plunge Halter Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7854
    Available in 3 colors

    $198
  • Rachel Allan L1064
    Rachel Allan L1064

    Deep V-Neck Textured Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1064
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 25434
    Mac Duggal 25434

    Pop-art printed cocktail dress from Ieena for Mac Duggal 25434
    Color: Black Multi

    $398

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