I may love fashion and appreciate style, but I’m still not a massive dress wearer – give me a cool pair of jeans with a pair of heels any day. But the little black dress falls into its own special dress category…you really can’t go wrong with a LBD…it’s the rule of the lady.
Karl Lagerfeld summed it up nicely – “One is never over-dressed or under-dressed with a little black dress…and I’d have to agree – every woman needs at least one (at least being the operative words) little black dress.
To me, the little black dress expresses a beautiful moment of freedom and individuality. But alas, the last time I examined my wardrobe, there was one thing that was noticeably missing – cute little black dresses for every occasion.
In my last wardrobe purge, I got rid of pretty much all my little black dresses. The local charity shop did well out of me that day, so now I find myself in the dilemma of choosing more – it was so much easier with at least one or two to um and ah over…
There’s no doubt about it, the LBD is a no-fail dress. It’s the dress you go to when you don’t have anything to wear. It’s the dress you go to when you’ve got a swanky do. It’s the dress you wear when you want to sex up your outfit on a date. It’s even the dress you might wear should you wish to be a little cheeky at work (suitably dressed down of course).
With so many things to pay for in the coming months (car, insurance, holidays, trips back home etc), my budget doesn’t allow for an extravagant LBD. Thankfully, I can always count on ASOS for some amazing deals, and they’ve got a number of little black dresses I’m loving, and for great prices, which means I can slowly start replenishing the little black dress void in my wardrobe once again.
Here are some of my favourite little black dress choices: