It never goes out of style, can take you to practically any event you can imagine, and is versatile enough that you can completely transform its look with just a few accessory swaps. All hail the LBD — even its acronym is short and sweet, with a lilt that trips so pleasantly off the tongue. It’s your not-so-secret little secret, always reliable but never boring, the favourite part of your arsenal of party dresses. It’s neutral enough but always flattering, the perfect canvas for whatever look you choose.
Many little black dresses are so classic that you can wear them 10 years after you first bought them, but that doesn’t mean that you should limit yourself to one. After all, we’re headed into party territory, and ’tis the season to indulge. Pick up a few key accessories to go with: chunky gold jewelry to be offset by smaller, more delicate pieces; a standout clutch; killer heels; and most important of all, a smoking attitude.
Here are my 10 LBD picks for this party season:
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