Let’s take a moment and appreciate the fashion icon that is the little black dress; a statement piece so cool it gets an acronym- LBD. Besides being chic and multifunctional, let’s face it, we love the LBD because it is flattering! Not only do women (and men) gravitate toward the LBD because it’s sexy, but the darker fabric has a very coy way of highlighting curves and hiding imperfections.
Odds are you might have worn out your LBD. Here are several replacement options, for the warmer weather. We’ve found a dress for all fashion stylst. Besides, you can never have too much of a good thing!
The Little Black Dress
We dare you to wear this dress! A cross between Marilyn and Madonna, with fishnet cups this dress is not made for the wallflower! In fact, this dress is more like a botanical beacon. It will definitely get you a free drink, and maybe even a dance partner. Class it up with diamond studs and neutral make-up. But, hey, if you want to do fire engine red lips – more power to you!
This Zara dress still calls attention to the bust line, but in a very flattering and simple way. White piping gives it a modern feel. One major difference between this dress and the Alexander Wang? This LBD is about 30 times less! At this price, you don’t have to stop at just black!
If you’re the type of girl who likes a little more feminine flair, this Veronica Beard dress is for you! We have to admit, we’ve been stalking and stocking up on the American contemporay brand. The attention to tailoring and the female form makes it one of our new favorite brands.
Helmut Lang Strapless Leather Mini Dress $1095.00
Rebel, rebel? Hell yeah! Hopefully, you’re a punk rocker with a big budget. Because, this hard-core Helmut Lang leather number comes in at just under a grand. Small price to pay for jaw-dropping status.
Off-White Lingerie Dress $1,263.00
One of the hautest trends we’ve seen over the past year is the lingerie look. What used to be just for the bedroom is now mainstream. Just because the dress has less material, doesn’t mean it costs less. Try almost $1300 for this haute number. But hey, it’s a staple piece- right? Sure, as long as the undie trend lasts…
LOVESHACKFANCY Rebecca Dress $365.00
Even the bo-ho lover should have an LBD! Wear this cute, ruffled little number casually with sandals. Or take it into the night with black clogs. Either way, it’s tots adorbs!
T by Alexander Wang Strappy Stretch Midi Dress $145.00
From Alexander Wang’s more affordable line, this Classic little black dress is one without any flair. But, intentionally so. Straight and sexy, it transcends all trends and will last for decades.
Mugler Suede Lace Up One Shoulder Mini Dress $4200.00
Let’s go out with a bang- shall we? How about this daring lace-up dress? Flashes of skin take this LBD to the next level. Be warned, the next level isn’t cheap. What’s the price for hotness? How about four grand? Yes, that’s 40,000 pennies. We hope those piggy banks have been well fed!
Okay, at 4K, maybe we should take a look at what’s in our closet once again. 😉
The Haute Life