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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

  • Rachel Allan L1064
    Rachel Allan L1064

    Deep V-Neck Textured Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1064
    Available in 3 colors

    $398
  • Lara 32921
    Lara 32921
    (1)

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

    $248
  • Omur Ozer 57209
    Omur Ozer 57209

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

    $370
  • Lara 33010
    Lara 33010

    Candlelight Reflective Cocktail Dress by Lara 33010
    Color: Black/Multi

    $248
  • Rachel Allan L1003
    Rachel Allan L1003
    (1)

    Flirty Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1003
    Available in 3 colors

    $198
  • Scala 48377
    Scala 48377
    (8)

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

    $278
  • Hannah S 27091
    Hannah S 27091

    Delicate Charm Notched Cocktail Dress by Hannah S 27091
    Available in 3 colors

    $230
  • Rachel Allan L1069
    Rachel Allan L1069

    Strapless Ruffled Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1069
    Available in 3 colors

    $258
  • Lara 33011
    Lara 33011

    Festive Lines Cocktail Dress by Lara 33011
    Color: Black/Multi

    $248
  • Mac Duggal 30321C
    Mac Duggal 30321C

    Brocade Elegance Bejeweled Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 30321C
    Available in 2 colors

    $298
  • Rachel Allan L1062
    Rachel Allan L1062

    Sheer Detail Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1062
    Available in 2 colors

    $238
  • Rachel Allan L1020
    Rachel Allan L1020

    Tonal Beaded Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1020
    Available in 3 colors

    $538
  • Mac Duggal 48478I
    Mac Duggal 48478I
    (1)

    Classic Flutter Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 48478I
    Available in 12 colors

    $238
  • Mac Duggal 25296I
    Mac Duggal 25296I

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

    $398
  • Mac Duggal 30320C
    Mac Duggal 30320C
    (1)

    Timeless Tulle Hollywood Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal 30320C
    Color: Magenta

    $298
  • Milano Formals E2063
    Milano Formals E2063

    Subtle Beaded Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E2063
    Color: Black

    $148
  • Omur Ozer 57270
    Omur Ozer 57270

    Tailored sleeveless dress with sparkling highlights by Omur Ozer 57270
    Available in 3 colors

    $310
  • Mac Duggal 48569N
    Mac Duggal 48569N

    Quirky Lace Two-Piece Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Homecoming 48569N
    Color: Black Multi

    $398   $238
  • Faviana 7854
    Faviana 7854

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

    $198
  • Mac Duggal 65295
    Mac Duggal 65295

    Contrast Lace Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Flash 65295
    Color: Black/Nude

    $198
  • Mac Duggal 25434
    Mac Duggal 25434

    Pop-art printed cocktail dress from Ieena for Mac Duggal 25434
    Color: Black Multi

    $398
  • Rachel Allan 4336
    Rachel Allan 4336

    Exotic Cinched Allure Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan 4336
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Daymor 567
    Daymor 567

    Floral Fantasy Peplum Dress by Daymor 567
    Available in 3 colors

    $590
  • Rachel Allan L1049
    Rachel Allan L1049

    Polished Midi Cocktail Dress by Rachel Allan L1049
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Lara 33263
    Lara 33263

    Sassy Sensation Cocktail Dress by Lara 33263
    Color: Navy/Nude

    $248
  • Primavera Couture 1693
    Primavera Couture 1693

    Sheer and Shining Cocktail Dress by Primavera Couture 1693
    Available in 2 colors

    $299
  • Tarik Ediz 50114
    Tarik Ediz 50114

    Fringed Flair Sweetheart Cocktail Dress by Tarik Ediz 50114
    Color: Black

    $438
  • Alyce 8000
    Alyce 8000

    Heiress belted A-line gown from Alyce Paris 8000
    Available in 2 colors

    $190
  • Mac Duggal 55064I
    Mac Duggal 55064I

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

    $258
  • Mac Duggal 25275I
    Mac Duggal 25275I

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

    $338
  • Mac Duggal 25004I
    Mac Duggal 25004I

    Shimmer Sensation Cocktail Dress by Ieena for Mac Duggal 25004I
    Color: Black

    $378
  • Daymor 565
    Daymor 565

    Futuristic Diva Cocktail Dress by Daymor 565
    Available in 2 colors

    $590
  • Hannah S 27132
    Hannah S 27132

    Gilded Glamour Sequined Cocktail Dress by Hannah S 27132
    Available in 2 colors

    $250
  • Mac Duggal 65273
    Mac Duggal 65273

    Mega Shimmer Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal Flash 65273
    Color: Black

    $198
  • Lara 32985
    Lara 32985

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

    $298
  • Lara 33043
    Lara 33043

    V-Neck Sparkling Cocktail Dress by Lara 33043
    Color: Black

    $248
  • Primavera Couture 1652
    Primavera Couture 1652

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

    $259
  • Primavera Couture 1645
    Primavera Couture 1645

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

    $299
  • 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

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