The Little Black Dress is a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. Full Stop. And most of us have at least two, that we can pull out at any given moment and slip into with a pair of heels and some modern jewellery and go……………just about anywhere.
Having said that there’s always the lure of the next one, and the great feeling when you find a dress that will work from day to night (hackneyed phrase, maybe, but it works) with just a change of accessories. With sleeves or without, designer or high street, fitted or easy, there are thousands of Little Black Dresses out there to choose from from incredibly reasonable prices to ‘the sky’s the limit’.
Here are 10 of my favourite little black dresses around right now, from designers such as Day Birger et Mikkelsen, D&G and Lanvin and on to Ted Baker, Reiss, Coast and Oasis. Just choose one that fits like a dream and if you need to have it shortened make sure you do, there’s nothing that looks more frumpy than a dress that’s the wrong length. Choose a style that hugs your curves and gives you that wonderfully powerful sexy, glamorous vibe that the best LBDs can offer.
Then grab your ‘valet parking heels’ (I’m sure you know what I mean) and wear your dress during the daytime with modern flats and a ladylike cardigan if the dress is sleeveless) only to emerge like Cinderella when the sun goes down.
Some of the above are expensive, and others not. The trick, whatever you spend, is to choose a dress that is wonderfully right for you and your shape. If expensive you’ll want it to last for quite a while, if not, you may not care that much, either way a great Little Black Dress will be your new best friend………………..