5 Classic Little Black Dresses for Your Wardrobe
The little black dress – or LBD – is a wardrobe staple for any woman. A shortcut to instant sophistication, having one of these timeless dresses is a must. It’s the style staple you’ll reach for on countless occasions.
This classic dress is the perfect fit for parties, events and nights on the town. Endlessly flattering, one of these beauties will become the backbone of any evening look. It can be styled in many different ways to give it an instant revamp, so you can re-wear with confidence over and over.
The key to choosing the right black dress for you is all about cut. You’ll want a piece that makes the best of your body type and natural shape. You should aim to highlight your best features.
We’re looking at 5 of our favorite LBDs that do just that. These make the most of you, so you can feel beautiful in an instant.
Top 5 Classic Little Black Dresses
This plunging fit and flare design has it all. It’s tailored for an amazing fit that will look gorgeous on anyone. The plunging neckline has been made so much easier to wear with a nude sheer insert that keeps everything in place.
The fitted waistband highlights your waist at its slimmest point. The flared skirt finishes off this flattering silhouette. Dropping to knee length, this will show off some leg while maintaining a very sophisticated look.
Thanks to the otherwise minimal design, this look can be paired up with many different accessories to transform its mood. Add on-trend finishing touches to give it a fashion-forward spin, such as barely there heels or a blush clutch. Go vintage inspired in pointed stilettos and a beaded bag.
You can also experiment with your beauty look or throw any style of jacket over this versatile piece. It’s so adaptable and easy to wear. This is not a one-hit wonder!
Looking for something a little sexier? This form-fitting cutout dress is your perfect match. It has a high neckline but statement cutouts on the midriff and sides.
This stunner shows off your figure in a way that’s both daring and elegant. From behind, there’s a sporty racerback and more cutouts. These features make for a further unique design element that’s sure to catch the eye wherever you go.
If you’re looking for the perfect party dress or regularly hit the clubs, this short fitted look will always be at the front of your wardrobe. Take it up to another level of glam by teaming it with dramatic smoky eye makeup. Then add polished wavy hair and sky-scrapper heels, or give it a girly twist by opting for ballet pumps and a chignon bun.
Wear it with a denim jacket and gladiator sandals. You’ll instantly take this in a casual direction that’ll fit in at a more relaxed event too.
The Little Black Dress just got a whole lot trendier. This fitted dress references a key trend with its statement bell sleeves. Frills and ruffles are hugely popular right now.
A bell sleeve is an even easier way to add this fashionable finishing touch to your look. This design also features a keyhole cutout on the bodice. It combines to be the perfect mash-up of sexy and stylish.
The bell sleeves of this look are giving us boho vibes – which you can play up or down. Add gladiator sandals to continue the mood. Take this dress is another direction with a pair of heels and a textured clutch.
Peach-hued makeup is a big beauty trend that will work fabulously with this ’70s inspired dress. Looking fresh-faced and glamorous is an unbeatable combination!
You may want a black dress but don’t want it to simply be a block shade of black. This patterned nude piece beautifully mixes in some neutral color. It has a high neckline and form-fitting silhouette.
This curve-hugging piece features a unique black sequin-embellished pattern that pops over a nude underlay. The design is a nude illusion piece that is very on trend and surprisingly easy to wear. The flesh-toned layer makes it simple.
Team up with nude heels and a patent nude clutch to complete this look and create a party-ready ensemble. Add rosy lips and highlighted cheeks to bring sparkle and shine. Glossy smooth hair will reinforce the polished and glam vibe you’ve created.
A well-crafted manicure is a must with this look. That’s even if it’s a classic French manicure or a bolder nail art design.
Sleek and effortless, this LBD is so graceful. It has a high neckline and sheer sides and sleeves. This dress is embellished with sparkling beadwork on the neckline and around the edges.
Otherwise simply black, this dress has a sense of being classic with an opulent twist. It balances its statement features so well. An undoubtedly ‘forever’ piece, you’ll happily be able to wear this dress for many years.
Crafted from jersey fabric, this design will always be comfortable to wear and highlights your curves too. It will always catch the eye whenever you wear it and will fit many dress codes. Just dress up or down.
Team this up with neutral heels in black, white or grey. Add a clutch and you’re ready to party. Throw on a biker jacket when the weather gets colder – you’ll be able to wear this dress all year round.
You’ll fit in equally at a nightclub, party or cocktail event in this versatile look. Simply adapt your accessories accordingly.
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Still haven’t found the right dress for you? Don’t miss out on our top summer dresses for Spring/Summer 2017. These pieces are just as adaptable and fashion-forward as our favorite LBDs!
If you have a wedding to attend this summer, you should also see our picks for the best wedding guest looks. Make sure your get your summer style on point and be ready for whatever special occasion you have planned. Choose a cocktail dress that you’ll be able to style in any way you choose.