the little black dress

Last night had me running (actually bumper-to-bumper commuting) to Beverly Hills to catch a Prada-sponsored screening of The Great Gatsby, of which I watched 45 (dazzling!) minutes before having to dash off to Mr. Chow for a dinner in honor of designer Haider Ackerman, where I came across a longtime friend looking particularly striking in a little black dress. It was vintage, she explained, something she just threw on at the last minute. But its distinct detailing, a deep V-neck with a lace panel, made it a standout--i.e., not just a basic black dress. This encounter inspired me to hunt down the very best LBD's out there, and here's what I've come up with: a Parisian chic, dress-up-or-down Sandro, this draped, seductive Alexander Wang, a strapless, ruffled Thread (on sale!), this short and snappy (and nicely priced) Three Floor, a sleek leather  Rag & Bone, and a forever-elegant Rebecca Taylor shift. I also rounded up some snaps of a few inspirational LBD's, above (by Gucci, which can be found here) and below.

Photos: Pinterest, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, 


Nat at Made in Home said...

The Sandro is beautiful! Great finds.

Cathy Whitlock said...

That might be the best little black dress I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing.

Gillian said...

Gorgeous takes on the little black dress!


Anonymous said...

I love the leather jacket in the photo from Elle - do you know who it's from?

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