Fall 2012 Fashion Trend: The Rise (Again) of the Little Black Dress

Really, does the Little Black Dress ever go away? By its very nature, the LBD is a fashion and style constant, but the level at which it piques our what-we-want-to-wear-tonight interest does wax and wane. Fortunately, like the Madonna of the fashion staples, just when you think the Little Black Dress is beyond reinventing, new and fresh details thrust it back squarely into the adoring gotta-have-it spotlight.

Lately, we’ve seen oodles of noteworthy LBDs on celebs (like the retro brocade number on adorable Anne Hathaway, pictured here) and runways alike, featuring oh-so-modern bold shoulders, illusion, texture and asymmetrical lines. So if spring and summer boho florals are starting to make you queasier than all this ridiculous heat, consider these affordable options for a return to le cool LBD chic-ness.

Little Black Dresses

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Angela is a senior writer who's been hanging around TBF since way back in 2007. When she's not weighing in on the merits of, say, feathers as a fashion statement, Angela works as a bridal consultant in the St. Louis area. She also enjoys sunsets, and long walks in Target.