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    Little Black Dresses

    Little Black 
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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 jewellery 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.

    HOW LITTLE IS TOO LITTLE?

    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!

    COLORS AND DESIGNS

    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 Manderlay, Scala and Tony Bowls by checking through the listings in our catalogue, 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.

    OCCASIONS TO WEAR YOUR LBD

    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.

    HOW TO WEAR YOUR HAIR

    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!

    $200
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    Glistening mini with deep V-neck line by Shail K KL3223
    Available in 2 colors
    $408
    Contrast Brocade Print Cocktail Dress by Tadashi APA2130M
    Color: Black/Ivory
    $278
    43
    Polka Dot Mini Dress by La Femme 19817
    Color: Black
    $435
    1
    Delightful Vintage Illusion Party Dress by Epic Formals 3859
    Color: Black/Silver
    $230
    2
    Creative, cutout sleeveless mini with shimmer from Night Moves by Allure 7210
    Available in 2 colors
    $318
    Sheer Panel Cocktail Dress by Issue New York 3093
    Available in 5 colors
    $350
    1
    Sultry little strapless minidress by Sherri Hill 9722
    Color: Black
    $395
    Shimmering Cocktail Dress by Aidan Mattox 459860
    Available in 6 colors
    $627
    4
    Sheer Flower Shining Cocktail Dress by Terani 151C0217
    Available in 2 colors
    $238
    Tantalizing tank-style cocktail dress with insets by La Femme 20578
    Available in 2 colors
    $498
    3
    Festive Fantasy Sheer Sleeve Dress by Sherri Hill 21214
    Color: Black
    $315
    Fashionable Lace Peplum Cocktail Dress from Nue by Shani S617
    Color: Black
    $473
    Asymmetrical Twist Sweetheart Cocktail Dress by Terani C3673
    Color: Black
    $343
    1
    Sheer Dreams Asymmetrical Cocktail Dress by Epic Formals 3856
    Available in 2 colors
    $298
    1
    Demure mini with illusion neckline by Mac Duggal Homecoming 40350N
    Color: Black/Gold
    $478
    1
    Sizzling cap-sleeved sheer illusion mini by Mac Duggal Twelve 1940T
    Available in 2 colors
    $278
    Sophisticated short formal with sparkling epaulettes by La Femme 20652
    Color: Black
    $398
    Elegant one-shoulder short formal with crystals by La Femme 20564
    Available in 2 colors
    $305
    14
    Ruched and bejeweled minidress by Terani C1316
    Available in 2 colors
    $600
    Fashionable Lace Layered Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 90402
    Color: Ivory
    $450
    Sophisticated Sparkle Illusion Dress by Tony Bowls Cocktail TS21475
    Color: Black/Nude
    $378
    Sequined cap sleeve cocktail dress by Mac Duggal Black White Red 76640R
    Color: Black
    $258
    Richly embellished cap sleeve minidress by Clarisse 2494
    Available in 3 colors
    $218
    69
    Lace overlay cocktail dress by LM Collection AL1732
    Available in 3 colors
    $318
    Sheer-shrouded cocktail frock with swing skirt by La Femme 20563
    Available in 2 colors
    $498
    11
    Breathtaking mini with long sleeves by Alyce Paris 2324
    Available in 4 colors
    $414
    4
    Sparkling Splendor Cocktail Dress by VM Collection 70838
    Color: Black/Nude
    $550
    1
    V-neck cocktail dress with glittering accents by Sherri Hill 32031
    Color: Black/Silver
    $238
    Simmering cap-sleeved dress with sheer accents by La Femme 20577
    Available in 2 colors
    $458
    90
    Chic Appliquéd Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Black White Red 61398R
    Color: Black
    $198
    6
    Illusion Ruched Glamour Cocktail Dress by Alyce Homecoming 4379
    Available in 5 colors
    $338
    Lace Enchantment Illusion Cocktail Dress by nicole Bakti 400
    Color: Black
    $982
    Dazzling lace-embellished cocktail dress by Tarik Ediz 90467
    Color: Black
    $238
    Strapless Glittering Detail Cocktail Dress by Sticks and Stones 9316
    Available in 2 colors
    $398
    Sequined and Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21649
    Color: Black/Nude
    $738
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    Figure-hugging mini with ornate cap sleeves by Tarik Ediz 90442
    Available in 2 colors
    $458
    Pretty bandage mini with twinkling accents by Madison James 15184
    Available in 4 colors
    $462
    Chain Detail Cocktail Dress by Terani 151C0222
    Color: Black
    $550
    Simple Peplum Cocktail Dress by Badgley Mischka SC1295
    Color: Black
    $298
    Lace and Ribbon Cocktail Dress by Issue New York D229
    Color: Black
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