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Ahhh, the Little Black Dress. Such an iconic piece, and most of us probably already have at least one on standby for the holiday season. At the same time, have you really looked at your LBD lately? It may be classic and iconic in and of itself, the perfect backdrop for updated accessories to switch out from event to event for the season. Yes, it’s all those things. But like everything else, even the LBD could stand an update once in awhile.
While a very classic Little Black Dress (think Audrey Hepburn, at the knee, natural waist, sleeveless, scoop or square neck) will work for just about forever, it’s not always the most exciting thing to slip into no matter how amazing your accessories are (that silver metallic clutch can only do so much). There’s nothing to say you can’t have another LBD in reserve, one with a little personality all its own.
And if you don’t already have an LBD at all? Consider us at your service. Did someone say Bluefly? Oh wait, that was us–because it’s one of our favorite sources of truly lovely and quality designer dresses for less than
$150 $100 each. Prices noted below are accurate as of 12/22/2015.
Banded and Detailed LBD
I love this dress! Flattering bands, lace details and a conservative neckline make for a classy look that still turns heads. No statement necklace necessary either–pair with subtle earrings and sandals to complete the look. Don’t shy away from a little sparkle on the shoes, but keep it modest to let your dress carry the show.
Little Black Dress with Zipper Detail
Light gathering at the waist and the diagonal zipper detail turn this number from simple to simply fabulous. Made of a jersey knit, this LBD is on the casual side. Pair with flats for a day look, but keep heels in your bag for a quick transition.
Lace Panel Sleeveless
Looking for a new take on a classic cut? Here’s your answer. This number pairs a most fit and flare style with lace detail. Even better, as of right now, it’s marked down from a regular $255 price tag.
Brocade with Vertical Seam Detail
Floral detail and vertical seams add interest to this oh-so-feminine option. The curved neckline leaves little need for jewelry, but you can wear this dress with classic diamond studs or, my choice, a flashy bracelet.
Editor’s note: this post was updated 12/22/2015 to remove outdated deals and links.