The tiny black dress is so indispensable that it has its abbreviation. It is one of the few pieces of clothing that can be said to be universally well-liked by everyone, regardless of their taste, the weather, or the occasion.
Audrey Hepburn popularized the little black dress (LBD) in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, but Coco Chanel initially introduced it nearly a century ago. However, few of us can afford the roughly half-million-pound Hubert de Givenchy gown just auctioned off.
The good news is that many alternatives are available on the high street; we’ve picked out some of our favourites and some designer dresses to get you through the fall and into cooler climes. As the colder months approach, it can be not easy to gracefully transition our wardrobes into storage, making everyday staples the bedrock for stress-free dressing.
There is an almost endless selection of designs available, with M&S, Femme Luxe, Anthropologie, and Allsaints releasing their fall/winter collections and more high-end labels like Self-Portrait and Nanushka entering the new season as well. But the difficulty frequently lies in determining how to get started.
We’ve rounded up our favourite black dresses of the season, which come in various lengths and silhouettes (mini, midi, maxi, and our new favourite, maxi). And whether you pair your little black dress with platform heels for a night of dancing, knee-high boots for braving the storm, or your reliable trainer for the office, you can rest assured that you will enjoy wearing them for many years to come.
Black Strapless Lace Corset Style Mini Dress
This Black Strapless Lace Corset Style Mini Dress will be your new favourite thing. It has a sweetheart neckline, a figure-hugging lace corset, and a ferocious tiny length. As the weekend approaches, you can brag to your friends about how many style points you’ve earned with your new luxurious ensemble. Put together a genuinely glam look by accessorizing your new dress with a pair of black barely there heels and a stunning handbag. Available in sizes 6-12, this black lace minidress features a strapless design.
Black High Neck Long Sleeve Cut Out Side Bodycon Mini Dress
Femmes Black High Neck Long Sleeve Cut Out Side Bodycon Mini Dress can help you become a monochrome fashion master. This dress needs no accessories because of its turtle neck, long sleeves, and cutout features. This is a adaptable outfit when paired with a pair of bright strappy shoes and a shoulder bag. Mini Dresses with Cutouts on the Side, Turtle Neck, and Long Sleeves, Black sizes 6-12, are now in stock.
Black Long Sleeve Mesh Cut Out Mini Dress
This Black Long-Sleeve Mesh Cut-Out Mini Dress is the dress you’ve been waiting for. This gorgeous little dress features long sleeves and a cutout design that is complemented by the mesh sleeves. This magnificent garment can be worn in countless different ways. Complete the ensemble with a stylish handbag and heels. Long sleeve mesh cutout minidress in black Fits sizes 6-12.
Black Strappy Halter Neck Ruched Drape Mini Dress
This season’s essential dress is the black strappy halter-neck ruched-drape mini dress. Stylishly ruched, with a halter neck and thin straps. This minidress features a flattering drape design that is a fantastic addition to your closet. This dress may take you from your next night out to a close date. Pairing this garment with perspex adds a menacing final touch. Black Mini Dress with Ruched Drape and Halter Neckline and Straps Sizes 6-8 are now in stock!