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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 32921
    Lara 32921

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

    $248
  • La Femme 23398
    La Femme 23398

    Fantastic Flirty Layered Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23398
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Saboroma 99619
    Saboroma 99619

    Unique cocktail dress with floral appliques by Saboroma 99619
    Available in 2 colors

    $500
  • Scala 48377
    Scala 48377
    (7)

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

    $278
  • Mon Cheri 116833
    Mon Cheri 116833

    Timeless Pearl Cocktail Dress from Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 116833
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Alyce 4452
    Alyce 4452

    Fashionable Flair Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4452
    Available in 4 colors

    $178
  • La Femme 23254
    La Femme 23254

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

    $238
  • Alyce 2566
    Alyce 2566

    Rhinestone Fantasy Cocktail Dress from Claudine by Alyce Paris 2566
    Available in 3 colors

    $558
  • Scala 48649
    Scala 48649

    Dramatic Contrast Glimmer Cocktail Dress by Scala 48649
    Available in 2 colors

    $258
  • La Femme 23383
    La Femme 23383

    Playful Patterned Perfection Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23383
    Color: Black/Nude

    $278
  • Terani 1611C0005
    Terani 1611C0005

    Darling cap-sleeve cocktail dress with illusion bodice by Terani Evening 1611C0005
    Available in 2 colors

    $363
  • Alyce 4456
    Alyce 4456

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

    $238
  • La Femme 23308
    La Femme 23308

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

    $238
  • La Femme 23460
    La Femme 23460

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

    $278
  • Terani 1521C0231
    Terani 1521C0231

    Tailored short-sleeved dress with sheer accents by Terani Cocktail 1521C0231
    Color: Black

    $297
  • Hannah S 27051
    Hannah S 27051

    Sultry Asymmetrical Illusion Cocktail Dress by Hannah S 27051
    Available in 2 colors

    $400
  • Alyce 4454
    Alyce 4454

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

    $230
  • NUE by Shani S1044
    NUE by Shani S1044

    Flower Detail Cocktail Dress by Nue by Shani S1044
    Color: Black

    $336
  • Alyce 4441
    Alyce 4441

    Fabulous Fringed Sweetheart Cocktail Dress by Alyce Paris 4441
    Color: White

    $318
  • Mac Duggal 30255C
    Mac Duggal 30255C

    Tonal Beaded Sheath Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30255C
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Lara 32860
    Lara 32860

    Gilded Coins Detail Cocktail Dress by Lara 32860
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Mon Cheri 215809
    Mon Cheri 215809

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

    $298
  • La Femme 23257
    La Femme 23257

    Sassy Sparkles Cutout Cocktail Dress by La Femme 23257
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • La Femme 22863
    La Femme 22863

    Gilded Dream Wrapped Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22863
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Tony Bowls TS21614
    Tony Bowls TS21614

    Sheer and Contrast Flower Applique Cocktail Dress by Tony Bowls TS21614
    Color: Black/Red

    $659
  • Dave and Johnny 2957
    Dave and Johnny 2957

    Sleeveless tunic with tantalizing lines by Dave and Johnny 2957
    Color: Black

    $190
  • Terani 1622H1113
    Terani 1622H1113

    Exceptional Illusion Striped Cocktail Dress by Terani Homecoming 1622H1113
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Sherri Hill 50774
    Sherri Hill 50774

    Floral Flair Cropped Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50774
    Available in 2 colors

    $480
  • Morrell Maxie 15435
    Morrell Maxie 15435

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

    $278
  • Clarisse 2942
    Clarisse 2942

    Gilded Detail Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 2942
    Color: Black/Gold

    $250
  • Clarisse 358
    Clarisse 358

    Metallic Shine Applique Cocktail Dress by Clarisse 358
    Color: Black/Iridescent

    $118
  • Johnathan Kayne 6101
    Johnathan Kayne 6101

    Gemstone Drop Waist Cocktail Dress by Johnathan Kayne 6101
    Color: Black

    $360
  • Dave and Johnny 1765
    Dave and Johnny 1765

    Modern Illusion Empire Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 1765
    Color: Black

    $250
  • Dave and Johnny 1650
    Dave and Johnny 1650

    Gilded Dream Plunging Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 1650
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Alyce 4393
    Alyce 4393

    Sequined Plunge Glittering Cocktail Dress by Alyce Homecoming 4393
    Available in 6 colors

    $198
  • Angela and Alison 62023
    Angela and Alison 62023

    Unforgettable Stitch Striped Cocktail Dress by Angela and Alison 62023
    Color: Black/Multi

    $445
  • Alyce 2324
    Alyce 2324
    (8)

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

    $458
  • Terani 1623C1376
    Terani 1623C1376

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

    $328
  • Sherri Hill 50607
    Sherri Hill 50607

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

    $450
  • Scala 48645
    Scala 48645

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

    $258

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