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Little Black Dresses for Women

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

  • Colors Dress 1534
    Colors Dress 1534

    Unforgettable Illusion Halter Cocktail Dress by Colors 1534
    Color: Black

    $258
  • Faviana S8081
    Faviana S8081

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

    $258
  • Scala 48740
    Scala 48740

    Halter Dreams Beaded Cocktail Dress by Scala 48740
    Available in 3 colors

    $258
  • Lara 33129
    Lara 33129

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

    $298
  • Colors Dress 1779
    Colors Dress 1779

    Stately Sophistication Plunging Cocktail Dress by Colors 1779
    Available in 2 colors

    $250
  • Lara 33430
    Lara 33430

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

    $298
  • Janique B2267
    Janique B2267

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

    $438
  • Sherri Hill 51425
    Sherri Hill 51425

    Starlight off-shoulder fitted mini from Sherri Hill 51425
    Available in 7 colors

    $398
  • Primavera Couture 1929
    Primavera Couture 1929

    Bell Sleeve Cocktail Dress by Primavera 1929
    Available in 2 colors

    $299
  • Clarisse 3338
    Clarisse 3338

    Dazzling Illusion Halter Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3338
    Available in 2 colors

    $270
  • Sherri Hill 51290
    Sherri Hill 51290

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

    $598
  • Colors Dress 1761
    Colors Dress 1761

    Cutout Illusion Halter Cocktail Dress by Colors 1761
    Color: Black

    $144
  • Sherri Hill 51439
    Sherri Hill 51439

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

    $398
  • La Femme 25134
    La Femme 25134

    Divine lacy scalloped mini from La Femme 25134
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Sherri Hill 51464
    Sherri Hill 51464

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

    $450
  • Clarisse 3328
    Clarisse 3328

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

    $218
  • La Femme 25289
    La Femme 25289

    Elegant lacy illusion dress from La Femme 25289
    Color: Black

    $278
  • La Femme 25062
    La Femme 25062

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

    $238
  • Clarisse 3352
    Clarisse 3352

    Refined Ribbons Braided Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3352
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Colors Dress 1519
    Colors Dress 1519

    Lace Illusion Halter Cocktail Dress by Colors 1519
    Available in 2 colors

    $318
  • Lara 33033
    Lara 33033

    Lively sleeveless short sheath with fringe accents by Lara 33033
    Color: Black

    $298
  • Alyce 3733
    Alyce 3733

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

    $198
  • Clarisse 3317
    Clarisse 3317

    Daring Plunge Sequined Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 3317
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Johnathan Kayne 7228
    Johnathan Kayne 7228

    Simply stunning short-sleeved shift with shimmer by Johnathan Kayne 7228
    Color: Black

    $320
  • Faviana 7854
    Faviana 7854

    Passionate Plunge Halter Cocktail Dress by Faviana 7854
    Available in 3 colors

    $198
  • Lara 32921
    Lara 32921
    (1)

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

    $248
  • Scala 48377
    Scala 48377
    (8)

    Richly textured cocktail dress with sleeves by Scala 48377
    Available in 6 colors

    $278
  • Lara 33265
    Lara 33265

    Modern Sweetness Cocktail Dress by Lara 33265
    Color: Black/White

    $248
  • Clarisse 2939
    Clarisse 2939

    Sheer and Tonal Beaded Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 2939
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Sherri Hill 51358
    Sherri Hill 51358

    Ornamental beaded babydoll dress from Sherri Hill 51358
    Color: Gold

    $550
  • Daymor 567
    Daymor 567

    Floral Fantasy Peplum Dress by Daymor 567
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Sherri Hill 51355
    Sherri Hill 51355

    Slinky off-shoulder printed dress from Sherri Hill 51355
    Color: Black/Multi

    $798
  • Primavera Couture 1936
    Primavera Couture 1936

    Bell Sleeve Sequined Romper by Primavera 1936
    Color: Black Multi

    $329
  • Primavera Couture 1926
    Primavera Couture 1926

    Off-the-Shoulder Two-Piece Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Primavera 1926
    Available in 2 colors

    $259
  • Alyce 3700
    Alyce 3700

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

    $128
  • Alyce 3728
    Alyce 3728

    Ravishing contrasting beaded babydoll dress from Alyce Paris 3728
    Available in 2 colors

    $218
  • Primavera Couture 1938
    Primavera Couture 1938

    Abstract Floral Cocktail Dress by Primavera 1938
    Available in 2 colors

    $299
  • Alyce 3705
    Alyce 3705

    Exotic sleeveless pick-up babydoll dress from Alyce Paris 3705
    Available in 2 colors

    $158
  • Colors Dress 1744
    Colors Dress 1744

    Striped Sensation Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Colors 1744
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Johnathan Kayne 7211
    Johnathan Kayne 7211

    Halter-style short formal with sheer inset by Johnathan Kayne 7211
    Available in 3 colors

    $350

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