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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 jewellery 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 Manderlay, Scala and Tony Bowls by checking through the listings in our catalogue, 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

  • Tarik Ediz 90442
    Tarik Ediz 90442

    Figure-hugging mini with ornate cap sleeves by Tarik Ediz 90442
    Available in 2 colors

    $738   $591
  • Mac Duggal 30246C
    Mac Duggal 30246C

    Embellished Posh Cocktail Dress by Mac Duggal After Five 30246C
    Available in 2 colors

    $278
  • Alyce 5651
    Alyce 5651

    Sultry Beaded Dream Cocktail Dress by Alyce Black Label 5651
    Available in 3 colors

    $470
  • Johnathan Kayne 5002
    Johnathan Kayne 5002

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

    $360
  • Milano Formals E1890
    Milano Formals E1890
    (1)

    Tonal Elegance Illusion Cocktail Dress by Milano Formals E1890
    Color: Black

    $238
  • Tarik Ediz 90459
    Tarik Ediz 90459
    (2)

    Chic tea-length dress with lace panels by Tarik Ediz 90459
    Available in 2 colors

    $594   $476
  • NUE by Shani S815
    NUE by Shani S815

    Frilly Lace Cocktail Dress by Nue by Shani S815
    Color: Copper

    $336
  • Terani 1611C0005
    Terani 1611C0005

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

    $363
  • Alyce 4379
    Alyce 4379
    (1)

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

    $198
  • Mon Cheri 116835
    Mon Cheri 116835

    Gathered Glamour Cocktail Dress from Social Occasions by Mon Cheri 116835
    Available in 3 colors

    $258
  • Sherri Hill 50146
    Sherri Hill 50146

    Vintage Floral Corset Cocktail Dress by Sherri Hill 50146
    Available in 2 colors

    $350
  • Terani 1612C0052
    Terani 1612C0052

    Posh cocktail dress with accented illusion neckline by Terani Evening 1612C0052
    Color: Black

    $297
  • NUE by Shani S997
    NUE by Shani S997

    Sleek Cocktail Dress by Nue by Shani S997
    Color: Black

    $273
  • Mon Cheri 116833
    Mon Cheri 116833

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

    $298
  • NUE by Shani S999
    NUE by Shani S999

    Shimmering Lace Cocktail Dress by Nue by Shani S999
    Color: Black

    $336
  • La Femme 21649
    La Femme 21649

    Sequined and Lace Cocktail Dress by La Femme Evening 21649
    Color: Black/Nude

    $398
  • Posh Couture 1503
    Posh Couture 1503

    Halter-Style Ruched Cocktail Dress by Posh Couture 1503
    Available in 2 colors

    $179
  • La Femme 22485
    La Femme 22485

    Strapless Beaded Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22485
    Color: Black

    $398
  • Blush C138
    Blush C138

    Jazzy necklace strap mini with stunning sparkle by Blush C138
    Color: Black

    $249
  • VM Collection 71242
    VM Collection 71242

    Ravishing long-sleeved dress with radiant tucks by VM Collection 71242
    Available in 3 colors

    $290
  • Saboroma 99619
    Saboroma 99619

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

    $500
  • Scala 48561
    Scala 48561

    Plunging Allure Beaded Cocktail Dress by Scala 48561
    Available in 4 colors

    $258
  • Terani 1521C0232
    Terani 1521C0232

    Svelte short-sleeved dress with plunging neckline by Terani Cocktail 1521C0232
    Color: Black

    $415
  • Dave and Johnny 775
    Dave and Johnny 775

    Natural Beauty Lace Cocktail Dress by Dave and Johnny 775
    Color: Black

    $240
  • La Femme 21903
    La Femme 21903

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

    $498
  • La Femme 22330
    La Femme 22330

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

    $378
  • Envious Couture 16031
    Envious Couture 16031

    Scrolling Sophistication Sweetheart Cocktail Dress by Envious Couture 16031
    Color: Diamond White

    $458
  • Mon Cheri MCS11620
    Mon Cheri MCS11620
    (1)

    Deco Enchantment Shimmer Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS11620
    Available in 2 colors

    $358
  • Saboroma 8867035
    Saboroma 8867035

    Magnifique sleeveless mini with richly wrought designs by Saboroma 8867035
    Color: Black

    $620
  • La Femme 22235
    La Femme 22235

    Lovely Lace Embellished Cocktail Dress by La Femme 22235
    Color: Black/Nude

    $338
  • Mon Cheri MCS11621
    Mon Cheri MCS11621

    Lavish Look Sweetheart Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS11621
    Color: Black

    $318
  • Brit Cameron 15331
    Brit Cameron 15331

    Stately embroidered printed mini-dress from Brit Cameron 15331
    Color: Black/Nude

    $299
  • Alyce 5757
    Alyce 5757

    Skater-style sleeveless mini from Black Label by Alyce Paris 5757
    Available in 2 colors

    $456
  • Mon Cheri 215809
    Mon Cheri 215809

    Sumptuous short lacy formal by Mon Cheri Social Occasions 215809
    Available in 3 colors

    $298
  • Saboroma 4153
    Saboroma 4153

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

    $600
  • NUE by Shani S1044
    NUE by Shani S1044

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

    $336
  • Mon Cheri MCS11619
    Mon Cheri MCS11619

    Floral Lace Corset Dress by Mon Cheri Cocktail MCS11619
    Color: Black/Nude

    $318
  • Primavera Couture 1351
    Primavera Couture 1351

    Colorfully sparkling cocktail dress by Primavera Couture 1351
    Available in 2 colors

    $329
  • Jolene 15501
    Jolene 15501

    Dazzling Striped Cocktail Dress by Jolene 15501
    Color: Black/Nude

    $348
  • Jolene 15502
    Jolene 15502

    Contrast Detail Cocktail Dress by Jolene 15502
    Color: Black/Nude

    $372

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