Wardrobe Essential: LBD

The little black dress may be the most essential wardrobe essential there is. According to Tim Gunn, it is one of the 10 items everyone woman's wardrobe needs. The LBD is one item of clothing that can go almost anywhere.

Millions of LBD exist, which means there is a dress for every shape, style, lifestyle, budget, occasion and mood. Wear it alone or pair with any accessory from the simple and basic to the autantacious and extravagant. While the perfect LBD can take you anywhere, I believe that you can never have too many of them. Here are a few, in every price range to get you started. Shop on...

Budget (Under $50)
Top: jersey inverted pleat dress, Design History, Bluefly $42.49
pleated dress, Simply Vera by Vera Wang for Kohl's $46.80
simple sheath, Isaac Mizrahi for Target $49.99
Bottom: sweater dress, Delia's $44.50
belted ruffle dress, Express $49.99
lace yoke, Forever 21 $22.80

Investment ($50-$300)
Top: ruffle and pleat chiffon dress, Victoria's Secret $138
cutout wool dress, Cynthia Steffe, Bluefly $127.49
eyelet dress, Chelsea Flower, Bluefly $93.49
Bottom: boat neck wiggle dress, Nichole Miller, Bluefly $209.10
classic curvy sheath, Tadashi, Norstrom $288
belted cap sleeve dress, Kay Unger, Bluefly $190.40

Splurge (Over $300)
Top: lace "Willett" faux wrap dress, Diane von Furstenburg $495
rumpled collar wrap dress, Vivienne Westwood Anglomania, Net-a-Porter $920
piped trim dress, Alexander McQeen, Net-a-Porter $2,130
Bottom: 40s inspired dress, Julie Haus "Valentina", Active Endeavors $348
cowl neck sheath, Ports 1961, Shopbop $367.50
lace trim long sleeve dress, Thurley, Net-a-Porter $675

This post was by becca and Jael_Paris. Ignore the coded and biased byline.


Anonymous said…
Great post! We're having a contest where you can win a $2,000 shopping spree at Bluefly! You could get lots of LBDs...


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