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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 33129
    Lara 33129
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    Sophisticated long-sleeved shift with decorative dazzle by Lara 33129
    Color: Black

    $298
  • La Femme 25050
    La Femme 25050

    Glam contrasting portrait mini from La Femme 25050
    Color: Black

    $250
  • Clarisse 3328
    Clarisse 3328

    Strappy Sparkles Cutout Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3328
    Color: Black/Royal

    $218
  • Janique B2267
    Janique B2267

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

    $438
  • Faviana S8081
    Faviana S8081

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

    $258
  • Sherri Hill 51316
    Sherri Hill 51316

    Dreamy enhanced halter mini from Sherri Hill 51316
    Color: Black

    $350
  • Primavera Couture 1913
    Primavera Couture 1913

    Halter-Style Sequined Cocktail Dress by Primavera 1913
    Color: Black/Pink

    $255
  • Tarik Ediz 93314
    Tarik Ediz 93314

    Fantastic Hi Low Lace Gown with Illusion Neckline by Tarik Ediz 93314
    Color: Red

    $1,302
  • Alyce 2634
    Alyce 2634

    Sophisticated midnight babydoll dress from Alyce Paris 2634
    Color: Black

    $128
  • Sherri Hill 51349
    Sherri Hill 51349

    Mature jacket and applique mini from Sherri Hill 51349
    Color: Black/Multi

    $598
  • Scala 48740
    Scala 48740

    Halter Dreams Beaded Cocktail Dress by Scala 48740
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • Clarisse 3338
    Clarisse 3338

    Dazzling Illusion Halter Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3338
    Color: Red

    $270
  • Lara 33430
    Lara 33430

    Rhinestone Romance Long Sleeve Mini Dress by Lara 33430
    Color: Black/Nude

    $298
  • Primavera Couture 1938
    Primavera Couture 1938

    Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress by Primavera 1938
    Available in 2 colors

    $299
  • Colors Dress 1761
    Colors Dress 1761

    Cutout Illusion Halter Cocktail Dress by Colors 1761
    Color: Black

    $158
  • Scala 48754
    Scala 48754

    Crisscross Glamour Sleeved Cocktail Dress by Scala 48754
    Color: Black/Gun Metal

    $318
  • Sherri Hill 51520
    Sherri Hill 51520

    Impressive accented scalloped mini set from Sherri Hill 51520
    Available in 4 colors

    $550
  • Jovani 45122
    Jovani 45122

    Pleated Brilliance Lace Cocktail Dress by Jovani 45122
    Color: Black/Red

    $590
  • Milano Formals E2282
    Milano Formals E2282

    Two-Piece Abstract Print Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2282
    Color: Yellow

    $148
  • Alyce 3699
    Alyce 3699

    Classic flowery hi-lo babydoll dress from Alyce Paris 3699
    Color: Black

    $158
  • Sherri Hill 51331
    Sherri Hill 51331

    Excellent short-sleeve belted mini-dress from Sherri Hill 51331
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • La Femme 25062
    La Femme 25062

    Unique cutaway collar dress from La Femme 25062
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • La Femme 25168
    La Femme 25168

    Charming collared contrast babydoll from La Femme 25168
    Color: Black/Gold

    $338
  • La Femme 25038
    La Femme 25038

    Picturesque lacy long-sleeve mini from La Femme 25038
    Available in 3 colors

    $338
  • Sherri Hill 51505
    Sherri Hill 51505

    Celestial off-shoulder starlight babydoll from Sherri Hill 51505
    Available in 2 colors

    $398
  • Milano Formals E2220
    Milano Formals E2220

    Tonal Floral Detail Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2220
    Color: Black

    $148
  • La Femme 25021
    La Femme 25021

    Fancy cutaway two-piece mini from La Femme 25021
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • Sherri Hill 51368
    Sherri Hill 51368

    Darling deep-neck long jacket ensemble from Sherri Hill 51368
    Color: Black/Gold/Silver

    $598
  • Sherri Hill 51290
    Sherri Hill 51290

    Tremendous draping long-sleeve mini from Sherri Hill 51290
    Color: Black

    $598
  • Faviana S8074
    Faviana S8074

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

    $318
  • Scala 48763
    Scala 48763

    Twinkling Allure Sequined Cocktail Dress by Scala 48763
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • La Femme 25024
    La Femme 25024

    Marvelous lacy long-sleeve mini from La Femme 25024
    Color: Black

    $378
  • Sherri Hill 51476
    Sherri Hill 51476

    Exclusive scalloped two-piece set from Sherri Hill 51476
    Color: Black/Multi

    $498
  • Dave and Johnny A5176
    Dave and Johnny A5176

    Textured Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny A5176
    Color: Black

    $218
  • La Femme 25289
    La Femme 25289

    Elegant lacy illusion dress from La Femme 25289
    Color: Black

    $278
  • Milano Formals E2291
    Milano Formals E2291

    Foil Accent Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2291
    Color: Black/Gold

    $198
  • Alyce 3733
    Alyce 3733

    Regal crop top asymmetrical gown from Alyce Paris 3733
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Alyce 3700
    Alyce 3700

    Sleek strapless and ruched babydoll dress from Alyce Paris 3700
    Available in 2 colors

    $128
  • Sherri Hill 51464
    Sherri Hill 51464

    Rosette strapless beaded babydoll from Sherri Hill 51464
    Color: Black/Red

    $450
  • Sherri Hill 51439
    Sherri Hill 51439

    Spotlight printed sleeveless mini from Sherri Hill 51439
    Available in 2 colors

    $398

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