A Classic: The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress. The classic, created and popularized by the amazing Coco Chanel, is the essential in everyone's wardrobe. They are chic, elegant, and always make you look put together. You can never go wrong with one of these. It can be worn forever, since it has never gone out of style, and it never will. You can easily dress up or dress down a little black dress with a few key accessories. This is one of the fashion world's most iconic pieces. This is, no question, the most versatile piece of clothing ever.

After some researching, I found that the best LBDs in my opinion were found at BCBG and Betsey Johnson. There are many different styles of LBDs- casual, cocktail, funky, all kinds. It all depends on what you like. Here are some of my favorite Little Black Dresses-

Alexander Wang Vest Dress at shopbop.com
This is a simple LBD but with an urban twist- the vest top. I love vest dresses for fall.

Catherine Malandrino Diagonal Jacquard Dress at shopbop.com
This is much more casual, but still very sleek and chic.

BCBG Crinkled Chiffon Cocktail Dress at bcbg.com
This is so romantic, a huge trend on the runways this season, and is perfect for a formal evening party.

Doiley Tunic at topshop.com
I like this doiley pattern and the ruffled hem. This is also a very casual LBD.

BCBG Embroidered Crinkled Chiffon Dress at bcbg.com
This is a LBD for the true original! This is really fun, but you can dress it up as well.

Hanii Y Embellished Hem Dress at shopbop.com
This is a really pretty dress- the embellishments and ruffles are so cute. This is also a good party dress.

BCBG Lace Charmeuse Convertible Evening Gown at bcbg.com
Apparently, this can be converted into an evening gown. Don't ask me how. This is a really sweet dress, and I love the brooch belt thing.

LaRok Paillette Dress at shopbop.com
This is definitely for the more daring, young people! This isn't the most classic, but it is still adorable.

Lux Solid Knit Tunic at urbanoutfitters.com
I love these voluminous sleeves and slinky fabric.

Pointelle Detail Knitted Dress at topshop.com
This is really casual, but still so cute.

BCBG Silk Chiffon Charmeuse Dress with Beaded Detail at bcbg.com
This detail is amazing, it looks so fun to wear! This dress is so pretty and elegant.

Betsey Johnson Solid Mosaic Bows Flutter Sleeve Dress at betseyjohnson.com
I LOVE THIS DRESS! The ruching and all of the simple detail is so cute.

Betsey Johnson Solid Stripes Rayon Jersey Rope Dress at betseyjohnson.com
This one is so versatile, you can wear it anywhere.

Betsey Johnson Solid Stripes Rayon Jersey Strapless Dress at betseyjohnson.com
This is so cute too! It's also for the young ones. =]

Sue Stemp Cosmic Dress at shopbop.com
This is a very good formal dress- throw a blazer or little jacket over it and it looks great.

Jill Stuart Gwynn Satin Dress at net-a-porter.com
This is adorable, and also so versatile.

As you can see, the LBD is an essential piece in EVERYBODY'S wardrobe. If you don't have one, go out and buy one immediately.


share your thoughts!


  1. i love the bcbg one! i tried it on and it looked GLORIOUS!
    and dont we all need a lbd

  2. Nice post :) The bottom one is my favorite.

  3. nice picks! i finally found and awesome teired FCUK LBD, its very youthful and fun, but without being too trendy, and it will probably transcend just one season, hey that's what they're for right!?

  4. Love this post :) I would say the BCBG Lace Charmeuse dress.

  5. I love the third ruffle dress is fabulous and I wish it was mine, fab post as always;)