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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 32921
    Lara 32921

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

    $248
  • Mac Duggal 25225I
    Mac Duggal 25225I

    Classic Crystalline Evening Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25225I
    Color: Black

    $458
  • Scala 48377
    Scala 48377
    (8)

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

    $278
  • Mon Cheri 116833
    Mon Cheri 116833

    Timeless Pearl Cocktail Dress from Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 116833
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • La Femme 23460
    La Femme 23460

    Wonderful Sweetheart Spotted Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23460
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Milano Formals E2063
    Milano Formals E2063

    Subtle Beaded Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2063
    Color: Black

    $148
  • Lara 32860
    Lara 32860

    Gilded Coins Detail Cocktail Dress by Lara 32860
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Alyce 4456
    Alyce 4456

    Demure Lace Dream Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4456
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Lara 32878
    Lara 32878

    Long-Sleeved White Beaded Cocktail Dress by Lara 32878
    Color: Black/White

    $248
  • La Femme 23308
    La Femme 23308

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

    $238
  • Scala 48601
    Scala 48601

    Jeweled Fantasy Sequined Cocktail Dress by Scala 48601
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Mac Duggal 25296I
    Mac Duggal 25296I

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

    $398
  • Alyce 4454
    Alyce 4454

    Illusion Lace Bandage Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4454
    Available in 2 colors

    $230
  • Alyce 5825
    Alyce 5825

    Sparkling Sugar Dress from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5825
    Available in 3 colors

    $418
  • Sherri Hill 50774
    Sherri Hill 50774

    Floral Flair Cropped Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50774
    Available in 2 colors

    $480
  • Primavera Couture 1622
    Primavera Couture 1622

    Shimmering Cutout Detail Cocktail Dress by Primavera Couture 1622
    Available in 2 colors

    $299
  • Mac Duggal 48520R
    Mac Duggal 48520R

    Tonal Appliquéd Waterfall Party Dress by Mac Duggal 48520R
    Color: Black

    $578
  • Sherri Hill 50607
    Sherri Hill 50607

    Long-Sleeved Cutout Applique Detail Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50607
    Color: Black/Multi

    $450
  • Mac Duggal 30320C
    Mac Duggal 30320C

    Timeless Tulle Hollywood Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 30320C
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Alyce 2575
    Alyce 2575

    Fabulous Sweetheart Party Jumpsuit from Claudine by Alyce Paris 2575
    Available in 3 colors

    $150
  • Mon Cheri MCS21651
    Mon Cheri MCS21651

    Strapless Glittering and Feathers Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS21651
    Color: Black/Multi

    $450
  • Alyce 4448
    Alyce 4448

    Strappy Sensation Hourglass Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4448
    Available in 2 colors

    $150
  • Shail K 4021
    Shail K 4021
    (1)

    Jeweled Detail Cocktail Dress by Shail K 4021
    Color: Black

    $170
  • Dave and Johnny 319
    Dave and Johnny 319

    Chic Sweetness Lace Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 319
    Available in 6 colors

    $250
  • Scala 25410
    Scala 25410

    Tantalizing Tonal Beaded Cocktail Dress by Scala 25410
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Blush 11158
    Blush 11158

    Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Blush 11158
    Color: Black

    $250
  • Scala 48599
    Scala 48599

    Sparkling Brilliance Tonal Cocktail Dress by Scala 48599
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Sherri Hill 50640
    Sherri Hill 50640

    Sweet Sparkles Timeless Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50640
    Available in 2 colors

    $480
  • Faviana 9411
    Faviana 9411

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

    $298
  • Mac Duggal 55064I
    Mac Duggal 55064I

    Modern Cutout Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 55064I
    Color: Black

    $258
  • Tarik Ediz 92801
    Tarik Ediz 92801

    Strapless Lace and Sheer Detail Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 92801
    Color:

    $900
  • Mon Cheri 216881
    Mon Cheri 216881
    (1)

    Gilded Dreams Cocktail Dress by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 216881
    Color: Black/Gold

    $498
  • Scala 48614
    Scala 48614

    Sublime Cinched Contrast Cocktail Dress by Scala 48614
    Color: Black/White

    $238
  • Lara 32920
    Lara 32920

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

    $248
  • Scala 48654
    Scala 48654

    Fantastic Floral Sweetheart Cocktail Dress by Scala 48654
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Scala 48561
    Scala 48561

    Plunging Allure Beaded Cocktail Dress by Scala 48561
    Available in 3 colors

    $258
  • Saboroma 99619
    Saboroma 99619

    Unique cocktail dress with floral appliques by Saboroma 99619
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Clarisse 2942
    Clarisse 2942

    Gilded Detail Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 2942
    Color: Black/Gold

    $250
  • Alyce 4452
    Alyce 4452

    Fashionable Flair Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4452
    Available in 4 colors

    $178
  • Primavera Couture 1663
    Primavera Couture 1663

    Rows of Sequins Cocktail Dress by Primavera Couture 1663
    Available in 2 colors

    $299

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