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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 32860
    Lara 32860

    Gilded Coins Detail Cocktail Dress by Lara 32860
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Milano Formals E2063
    Milano Formals E2063

    Subtle Beaded Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2063
    Color: Black

    $148
  • Scala 48377
    Scala 48377
    (8)

    Richly textured cocktail dress with sleeves by Scala 48377
    Available in 5 colors

    $278
  • La Femme 23308
    La Femme 23308

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

    $238
  • Lara 32921
    Lara 32921

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

    $248
  • Scala 48601
    Scala 48601

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

    $238
  • Mac Duggal 30320C
    Mac Duggal 30320C
    (1)

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

    $298
  • Alyce 4454
    Alyce 4454

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

    $230
  • Alyce 2575
    Alyce 2575

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

    $150
  • Alyce 5825
    Alyce 5825

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

    $418
  • Omur Ozer 57209
    Omur Ozer 57209

    Splendid strapless mini with sheer full-length by Omur Ozer 57209
    Available in 4 colors

    $370
  • Mac Duggal 55064I
    Mac Duggal 55064I

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

    $258
  • Primavera Couture 1652
    Primavera Couture 1652

    Two-Piece Twinkling Cocktail Dress by Primavera Couture 1652
    Available in 2 colors

    $259
  • Mac Duggal 48478I
    Mac Duggal 48478I
    (1)

    Classic Flutter Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 48478I
    Available in 13 colors

    $238
  • Morrell Maxie 15435
    Morrell Maxie 15435

    Halter-style cocktail dress with contrasting lining by Morrell Maxie 15435
    Color: Black

    $278
  • La Femme 23374
    La Femme 23374

    Enchanted Lace Cascade Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23374
    Color: Black

    $298
  • Christina Wu 20224
    Christina Wu 20224

    Long-Sleeved Lace Cocktail Dress by Christina Wu Elegance 20224
    Available in 2 colors

    $230
  • Mac Duggal 25275I
    Mac Duggal 25275I

    Ruffled Wonder Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25275I
    Color: Black

    $338
  • Primavera Couture 1645
    Primavera Couture 1645

    Strapless Dip Detail Sequined Cocktail Dress by Primavera Couture 1645
    Available in 2 colors

    $299
  • Alyce 3693
    Alyce 3693

    Shimmering Floral Delight Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 3693
    Color: Black/Red

    $150
  • Clarisse 357
    Clarisse 357

    Fine Beaded Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 357
    Color: Black

    $98
  • Primavera Couture 1627
    Primavera Couture 1627

    Embellished Cocktail Dress by Primavera Couture 1627
    Available in 2 colors

    $285
  • Primavera Couture 1623
    Primavera Couture 1623

    Jeweled and Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Primavera Couture 1623
    Available in 2 colors

    $299
  • Sherri Hill 50596
    Sherri Hill 50596

    Floral Print Detail Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50596
    Color: Black/Fuchsia

    $330
  • Tony Bowls TB216156
    Tony Bowls TB216156

    Sparkles and Lace Jumpsuit by Tony Bowls TB216156
    Color: Black

    $595
  • Mac Duggal 25286I
    Mac Duggal 25286I

    Floral Plunge Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25286I
    Color: Blue Rose

    $378
  • Lara 32985
    Lara 32985

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

    $298
  • Tony Bowls TS21616
    Tony Bowls TS21616

    Sheer and Shining Cocktail Dress by Tony Bowls TS21616
    Available in 2 colors

    $629
  • Scala 48632
    Scala 48632

    Ravishing Rose Sequined Cocktail Dress by Scala 48632
    Color: Black/Multi

    $238
  • Tony Bowls TS21619
    Tony Bowls TS21619

    Strapless Rich Embroidered Cocktail Dress by Tony Bowls TS21619
    Available in 3 colors

    $395
  • La Femme 23460
    La Femme 23460

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

    $278
  • Mon Cheri 116833
    Mon Cheri 116833

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

    $298
  • 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
  • Mac Duggal 25296I
    Mac Duggal 25296I

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

    $398
  • Primavera Couture 1622
    Primavera Couture 1622

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

    $299
  • Sherri Hill 50774
    Sherri Hill 50774

    Floral Flair Cropped Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50774
    Available in 3 colors

    $480
  • Lara 42639
    Lara 42639

    Rhinestone Floral Cocktail Dress by Lara 42639
    Color: Black/Teal

    $278
  • Rachel Allan L1019
    Rachel Allan L1019

    Asymmetrical Shimmering Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1019
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Terani 1713C3124
    Terani 1713C3124

    Eye-catching beaded illusion halter cocktail dress from Terani 1713C3124
    Color: Black

    $319

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