It may be a well-worn cliché, but it’s true – every girl needs a little black dress (or 10) in her wardrobe. It’s the perfect style solution for any and all last-minute occasions, from the party of the year (yay) to your nephew’s Christmas recital (groan). And little black dresses are pretty much the easiest outfits in the world to accessorize – they go with everything! Luckily, we have LBDs for every type of fashion lover. Here are four of our favourites, handpicked just for you.
For the sexy siren: The Rumba Dress, $81
Ay caramba! This is one hot little number! Whether you’re walking the red carpet or just trying to get up the nerve to approach that cute guy at your BFF’s holiday party, this glamorous dress is sure to impress. Peek-a-boo lace cut-outs on the front and sides of the dress leave just enough to the imagination. Accessorize with cherry red lipstick, high heels and a little bit of attitude.
For the cutting-edge trendster: The Modern Chic Dress, $99
If your Style.com is your second home and you can predict trends three seasons in advance, this is the dress for you. With sporty mesh panelling on the front and back, and vegan leather detailing, it’s so right now that it’s basically from the future. Pair with statement shoes and bold brows, and prepare to end up on about a million style blogs.
For the lover of classic elegance: The Daydream Dress, $73
There’s a school of thought that your dress should showcase you, not vice versa. If you’re nodding your head in agreement, the Daydream Dress was made for you. This long-sleeved, stretch jersey dress was designed to make your body look fab. It features a boat neck, a flattering gathered side panel and an asymmetrical hem that will make your legs look about a million miles long. Accessorize with simple black or silver heels and delicate jewellery.
For the vintage-loving lady: The Flower Me Dress, $99
Your wall is covered in pictures of Twiggy, you’re obsessed with Mary Quant and you daydream about time travelling back to the sixties. Now you can! (Sort of.) This retro mod dress wouldn’t look out of place on the later seasons of Mad Men. For a full-on vintage look, pair with white platforms and massive fake lashes.