The little black dress, also known as LBD is something that I think every female should own. To be honest, I was never into black because of how dark it is. I already have dark hair and to add more darkness to it feels too much for me in my opinion. With my recent purchases, products received and events I’ve attended, I’ve noticed that the easiest way out when I’m struggling coming up with an outfit is to go with an LBD. You actually can never go wrong with a LBD if you don’t know what to wear to a formal event.
Continuing on, finding the perfect little black dress is incredibly hard. As I was getting more and more black dresses, it brought me back to everyone in their senior year of high school with everyone trying to find the perfect dress. I never really cared for prom…I still love my dress but it wasn’t something I was dreaming about since I was a little girl. I’ve been enjoying finding different black dresses and thought about how fun it would be to post about my favourite black dresses in my wardrobe!
Like I said before, the colour itself is dark so clothing apparel never appeals to me as much but as you know, playing with textures and fabrics are two of the ways I choose items to invest in so you’ll be able to tell a common theme within all of these dresses: absolutely no boring fabrics.
TIPS ON FINDING THE PERFECT LITTLE BLACK DRESS
Figure out what neckline best suits you
Necklines can make or break any design. There have been so many times I’ve loved part of the dress but hated the neckline. Whether it’s a high neck or sweet heart neckline, choose something that is classy and will never go out of style. For me, I can never go wrong with a high neckline. It screams classy and has total Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s vibes.
Choose a fabric that will last for years
I tend to gravitate towards similar fabrics or designs when I pick out dresses. One thing I noticed about my favourite dresses in general are ones that have sheer sleeves or the top of a dress that is sheer/mesh (similar to my convocation dress). I’m not one to show off skin a lot (and if I do, I always show my back) so fabrics that have the ability to be sheer (like organza or high quality lace) are usually a go-to of mine!
Find a dress that has a design element that you won’t get tired of for years
Whenever I’m drawn to a fashion trend, I always ask myself, “Do I really love this or do I only like it because it’s in style?” I try my best not to invest a lot of money into trends that I know I won’t like the following year. Having this mentality at the back of my mind is really useful when it comes to making decisions! I love the little bell sleeves on the dress below. I love the gold shimmer that’s part of the dress because it gives it such a youthful feel.
Be mindful about the length of the dress
Obviously with age, sometimes you outgrow or feel like it’s no longer age appropriate to wear certain length dresses. It’s totally normal! I feel uncomfortable in a mini skirt that barely passes my behind. I tend to buy dresses that I know I want to keep for years that are just above my knee. For me that is the perfect length of dress to wear to any event!
Think about the fit of the dress
I feel like my style was steadily evolving and once I started blogging, it just started growing exponentially (yes I am using math terms…got to use that math degree somehow haha). I used to love fit and flare dresses and on occasion, I still wear that kind of dress but I’ve definitely become more open to more than an A-line fit.
Since there was a mix of outfits and photos throughout this post, I’ve posted my favourite photos below with the links to all of the outfits!
SHOP MY FAVOURITE LITTLE BLACK DRESSES