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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

  • Mon Cheri 116833
    Mon Cheri 116833

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

    $298
  • Scala 48377
    Scala 48377
    (7)

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

    $278
  • Lara 32921
    Lara 32921

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

    $248
  • La Femme 22330
    La Femme 22330

    Fancy Sweetheart Embellished Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22330
    Color: Black

    $378
  • Alyce 3695
    Alyce 3695

    Flirty Floral Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 3695
    Color: Black/Red

    $200
  • Mon Cheri 215809
    Mon Cheri 215809

    Sumptuous short lacy formal by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 215809
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Alyce 4456
    Alyce 4456

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

    $240
  • Terani 1611C0031
    Terani 1611C0031

    Curve appeal mini with embellished straps by Terani Evening 1611C0031
    Color: Black

    $429
  • Alyce 4452
    Alyce 4452

    Fashionable Flair Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4452
    Available in 3 colors

    $200
  • La Femme 20652
    La Femme 20652

    Sophisticated short formal with sparkling epaulettes by La Femme 20652
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Scala 48645
    Scala 48645

    Sequined Fantasy Sleeved Cocktail Dress by Scala 48645
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Saboroma 4153
    Saboroma 4153

    Off-the-Shoulder Sleek Cocktail Dress by Saboroma 4153
    Available in 3 colors

    $600
  • Alyce 2324
    Alyce 2324
    (7)

    Breathtaking mini with long sleeves by Alyce Paris 2324
    Available in 4 colors

    $498
  • La Femme 21903
    La Femme 21903

    Glitter Detail Cocktail Dress with Jacket by La Femme Evening 21903
    Available in 2 colors

    $498
  • Dave and Johnny 1606
    Dave and Johnny 1606

    Hourglass Glimmer Shaping Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 1606
    Color: Black

    $250
  • Lara 32863
    Lara 32863

    Gilded Shine Cocktail Dress by Lara 32863
    Color: Black

    $198
  • La Femme 23469
    La Femme 23469

    Crisscross Delight Cutout Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23469
    Available in 4 colors

    $238
  • Dave and Johnny 1758
    Dave and Johnny 1758

    Passionate Perfection Bejeweled Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 1758
    Color: Black/Green

    $250
  • Lara 32920
    Lara 32920

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

    $248
  • Saboroma 99619
    Saboroma 99619

    Unique cocktail dress with floral appliques by Saboroma 99619
    Available in 4 colors

    $500
  • Johnathan Kayne 5002
    Johnathan Kayne 5002

    Luxurious wrapping cap-sleeve cocktail dress from Johnathan Kayne 5002
    Color: Black

    $360
  • Alyce 4379
    Alyce 4379
    (1)

    Illusion Ruched Glamour Cocktail Dress by Alyce Homecoming 4379
    Available in 5 colors

    $198
  • Alyce 2575
    Alyce 2575

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

    $200
  • Tarik Ediz 90428
    Tarik Ediz 90428
    (1)

    Slim-fitting cocktail dress with embellished hem by Tarik Ediz 90428
    Color: Black

    $586
  • Alyce 5825
    Alyce 5825

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

    $420
  • 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

    $200
  • Lara 32878
    Lara 32878

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

    $248
  • NUE by Shani 1146
    NUE by Shani 1146

    Tonal Dots Cocktail Dress by NUE by Shani 1146
    Color: Navy

    $315
  • Terani 1623C1376
    Terani 1623C1376

    Lace Detail Cocktail Dress by Terani 1623C1376
    Color: Black Nude

    $328
  • Lara 32860
    Lara 32860

    Gilded Coins Detail Cocktail Dress by Lara 32860
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Daymor 360
    Daymor 360

    Accordion Pleats Cocktail Dress by Daymor 360
    Available in 5 colors

    $670
  • NUE by Shani 1153
    NUE by Shani 1153

    Cutout Detail Woven Cocktail Dress by NUE by Shani 1153
    Color: Navy

    $315
  • Saboroma 4170
    Saboroma 4170

    Sheer and Applique Cocktail Dress by Saboroma 4170
    Color: Black

    $700
  • Scala 48601
    Scala 48601

    Jeweled Fantasy Sequined Cocktail Dress by Scala 48601
    Available in 3 colors

    $238
  • La Femme 23254
    La Femme 23254

    Contrast Appeal Illusion Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23254
    Color: Black/White

    $238
  • Alyce 4345
    Alyce 4345
    (1)

    Three-quarter sleeve mini with accented trim from Alyce Homecoming 4345
    Color: Black

    $218
  • Alyce 3693
    Alyce 3693

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

    $200
  • Dave and Johnny 1868
    Dave and Johnny 1868

    Contrast Embellishment Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 1868
    Color: Black

    $210
  • Sherri Hill 50607
    Sherri Hill 50607

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

    $450

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