Little black dresses are a fashion classic. Marie Claire has edited the coolest new styles, out now
Little black dresses – affectionately known to devotees as the ‘LBD’ – are a fashion staple that will run and run and no wardrobe would be complete without. Go on, admit it, how many have you got lurking about in yours?
They’re the ultimate fashion go-to and look great whatever the occasion. So whether you’ve got a last-minute dinner date or want a slightly more understated party look, we know what makes the top of your sartorial list.
For a casual daytime outfit they look perfect teamed over a T-shirt or shirt, paired with a trainer or boot. For a date, dress them with heels or brogues and delicate jewellery. And if you want to go all out looking super-glamorous for a night out or even black tie event, dress up with statement jewellery, an embroidered clutch bag and of course, a heel for total opulence.
One of our favourite things about the LBD is that you can wear them time and time again, the key is to update your accessories. A pair of new season shoes will always look sensational with whichever little black dress you choose, and never underestimate the importance of a beautiful bag or a pair of eye-catching earrings. When it comes to colour, from brights to nudes, anything goes!
For a new buy this season, if you’re looking for something a little extravagant head to DVF or Isabel Marant, or for something more classic look to Reiss or Whistles. If you don’t want to break the bank go to our high street faves for some great cheaper options – & Other Stories, Topshop and Marks & Spencer.
Marie Claire has edited the coolest little black dresses online now, so you’ve got the perfect excuse to update your collection.
We want them all! Shop our edit and prepare to feel as good as you look…
This luxe silk dress will look chic from day to night.
The perfect LBD if you want to make a statement in party season.
All the trends in one little black dress.
Go retro in this 70s-inspired dress from DVF.
Inspired by the French punk scene, team this gorgeous sheer dress with a waist belt for a huge dose of cool.
For an LBD that’s totally on trend, choose this ruffle dress.
A unique twist on the classic black mini.
It’s almost Christmas party season and that only means one thing – sparkle.
Want to channel the glam gothic look from the Runway? This is the dress for you.
The slip dress is the style of the season. Wear over a crisp white shirt for a casual look.
Pair this with a red lip for a Christmas party.
Keep it cool in this Topshop lace dress.
Black can also be casual, team this with boots for a daytime look.
Channel office-chic in this satin blazer dress.
Wear this with an emerald green clutch and a pair of fab earrings, and you’re ready to go.
Team with stilettos and an embellished clutch for a great evening look.
Channel Saint Laurent in this leather look LBD.
Team this beautiful lace panel dress with a red lip for a great party look.
The perfect classic dress for date night.
Big shoulders are big news this season, wear the trend with this LBD from Next.
For a bold silhouette go for Paper London’s mini LBD.
Wear this over a cropped denim flare and a mule to be part of the fash pack.
You can still get away with a body con this season with this embellished dress from Reiss.
Team this with a Stan Smith or converse for a casual daytime look.
This is the perfect wedding LBD, team with a colour pop shoe to lift your look.