the perfect LBD

hi ladies! thank you all for your thoughts on twitter yesterday. your opinions were pretty mixed but i've decided to test the waters. click here to follow me!

today let's examine the little black dress, that timeless classic we all turn to in times of fashion emergencies when it seems there's simply nothing else to wear. here are my current shopbop picks for the goes-with-anything and, more importantly, goes-to-anything LBD.
{riller & fount's keel one shoulder dress, $137}
a sassy one-shoulder number perfect for nights on the town.
{velvet's miranda dress, $130}
a more classic option with universally flattering draping at the bust.
{monrow's sweetheart dress, $198}
not to be worn to work: the sexy sweetheart neckline.
{riller & fount's bali draped halter dress, $143}
another night out option: a barely there ruched halter.
{elizabeth & james' audrey dress, on sale for $186}
elizabeth & james on sale? their classic aubrey dress is now 30% off.
{brigid catiis' leather crisscross dress, $216}
what a cool way to incorporate a little leather into your wardrobe if, like me, you find the leather jacket isn't quite your style.
{twenty8twelve's depp dress, $255}
of course i had to include this backless number from sienna miller's line.
{t by alexander wang's classic pocket tank dress, $105}
an affordable floor-length option that could be accessorized for any occasion.
{rachel pally's long cutout dress, $238}
i love the subtle cutouts on this classic rachel pally silhouette.

lovely readers, when it comes to choosing the perfect little black dress for your wardrobe, you've got options. we've covered one-shoulder, sweetheart, halter, strapless, backless, maxi... which one works best for you?


Sweet Southern Prep said...

I love the first one the best, the one shoulder is definitely unpredictable, but classy at the same time. You can never go wrong with the LBD.

Day Old News said...

Love the Elizabeth & James dress! That said, I look gross in strapless, but I'd love it on somebody else!

Anna @ IHOD said...

okay these are woderful. I actually really like the maxi style in black. wow. who knew?!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Love your selection and since I'm desperately seeking a maxi dress I am very much in love with the t alexander wang dress!

Jamie said...

Oh these are great!! I love 1st four the most!
I am kind of thinking that sweetheart dress might be perfect for my trip to vegas...


E said...

Love the sweetheart!

Sarah Klassen said...

I adore the simplicity of the first one, but the criss-cross back on the one a few pictures down...these are perfect LBDs :)

Andrea said...

I love the LBD so much that I literally have probably 20 different versions of it. The other day I bought another one and realized that I bought the same exact dress as one I already own! These are all great options and I would wear any of them!

Anonymous said...

Love the backless dress!! Very sexy and very chic!

Anonymous said...

I love the first dress. I am now following you on Twitter. xo

AlejandraMijangos said...

The last one is soooooo prettyy!!!


They're all fab but I have to go with the first one. Oh and I'll be following you on twitter now. I didn't realize you had one :)

Full House said...

for me I would actually take the second one from the top.

You can never go wrong with a little black dress.

Pauline Wiles said...

I really love the long one. Something in the 'rule' about either showing a lot of arms, or a lot of leg, but not both, is speaking to me here. I find the mystery more alluring!

Lindsay With An "A" said...

Ohhh love me some Shopbop! Great picks girl.. I love R&F!