Black dresses go way back in time in women’s fashion, and there’s no slowing down this trend. From the uber-casual t-shirt dress with a loud graphic print on the front for a cosy day at home to the body-hugging mini dress to wow your date, the best part about this versatile trend is that there is the perfect design for every single day of the year! So check out these 8 LBDs that will easily fit into your style…
What is LBD in fashion?
An LBD in fashion is the short form of a Little Black Dress. Popularised in the 1920s, when Coco Chanel published a picture of a model in a short Black dress in Vogue, this timeless piece of women’s clothing has been in the limelight in one way or the other.
Black dresses have come a long way from where they started. Highlighted in magazines and movies, they’ve now become a staple in fashion regardless of the season or trend. One of the reasons Black dresses are so popular is because of how versatile they are. They are easy to accessorise with different hues, metals and textures. They can also be worn for different occasions, as you will see with the list of top 8 best little black dresses we’ve put together…
8 best little black dresses
1. A-line dress with striped top
A very casual, relaxed form of the traditional LBD, this A-line dress from Bossini is made to up your everyday wear. The sleeveless criss-cross back design lends a stylish appearance, while the straight cut keeps things simple. It comes with a full-sleeved round neck top in White with Black stripes. Pair it with sneakers to continue that laid-back vibe. You could also add a backpack to this look!
2. Sequinned one-shoulder bodycon dress
Turn up the heat with this LBD from Ginger! Just what you need to impress that special someone or look fabulous at an evening party, this bodycon dress is figure-hugging. The one-shoulder design adds that extra oomph to this dress, and the sequins add more drama. Team it with heels and a Red clutch to go all out.
3. Floral print A-line midi dress
It’s not only about short dresses when talking about Black dresses worth having in your closet. Add more to your look with this A-line midi dress from Ginger. The spaghetti straps will show off your arms, while the fitted bodice will flatter your figure. The long, flowing fabric is covered in a close-together multicoloured floral print that stands out. Dress up this look by clubbing it with ballerinas, or heels or keep things relaxed by slipping on a comfy pair of sneakers.
4. Embroidered blouson dress
Elegance and sophistication are what this blouson dress from Latin Quarters is all about. The sleeveless Black bodice complements the pencil skirt that sits above the knee. The Black skirt has intricate White embroidery that gives this dress its appeal. Pair it with Black heels and a handbag or clutch, and get ready to get heads turning wherever you go!
5. Printed pinafore dress
This dress from Ginger is one of the best little black dresses for all things casual. The criss-cross back with broad straps goes well with the insert pockets and relaxed fit of the dress. The colourful, quirky typographic print adds to this. Wear a White t-shirt underneath it and put on your favourite pair of sneakers.
6. Embroidered mini dress
Another elegant choice to go with, Ginger’s embroidered mini dress is a must-have in your wardrobe. The boat neckline leads to ruffled shoulder straps. The bodice and skirt both have White floral embroidery that is a striking feature of this dress. Pair it with sneakers or ballerinas, depending on your mood.
7. Graphic print short sleeves t-shirt dress
Whether you’re picking this dress for loungewear or a casual day out with your girl gang, this t-shirt dress from Ginger is uber-comfy yet stylish. And if you’re a fan of Disney, then you’ll love this t-shirt dress all the more! The graphic print with Goofy, Mickey Mouse and other popular cartoon characters gives it a playful touch. Nothing would pair more perfectly with this dress than sneakers and a backpack.
8. Textured sleeveless maxi dress
This one isn’t your traditional LBD but is most definitely an essential in any woman’s wardrobe of Black dresses. You can wow at any event in this maxi dress from Latin Quarters. The Dark Grey sleeveless bodice has a fitted design and a checked pattern leading into the flowing floor-length skirt – ideal for a formal evening event. Finish off this look with Black heels, some statement jewellery and a shimmery clutch!