The Little Black Dress – A Wardrobe Staple

That time of year is fast approaching where we need to dig out the glitz and glamour. And here is where the wardrobe staple The Little Black Dress (LBD) comes in to it’s own. Yes I know you may have been told you shouldn’t wear black – and if you have signed up for our newsletter and downloaded your colour information you will know – but at the end of the day we all do wear black. And let’s face it whatever the event is it’s hard to go wrong with the LBD.

So we have trawled the internet and found some of the best. Most are quite reasonable and there is something for all shapes and sizes. And if you are lucky enough to be expecting there are some for you too.

For Petites, and slim ladies:






Boden, Perfect Jersey Dress £79
Silk V-Neck Dress from The White Company £125
Motel Elsa dress from House of Fraser, a bargain at £42
Beaded Crepe Jersey Dress From Fenn Wright Manson £169

To show off your curves:






Phase Eight Christina Tapework Dress £120
Phase Eight Harriet Dress £128
Isabella Oliver Sequin Glamour Dress £259
Isabella Oliver Drape Dress £149


Next a big trend for the season – lace:






Linea from House of Fraser Lace Dress £77
Isabella Oliver Modern Lace Dress £189
By Malene Birger from £279
Margo Lace Dress from Phase Eight now £104


If your event is more formal here are a selection of long choices – one of which is on the eye watering side of expensive but really will make you the belle of the ball!






Fenn Wright Manson One sShoulder Dress £179
Mary Portas at House of Fraser Slinky Dress now £132
Phase Eight Cassandra Maxi Dress now £96
D&G Silk Maxi Dress from £1075
Phase Eight Paloma Dress £200

Next some lovely short, sweet numbers, The first of which is good for arm coverage, and last one would show off a fabulous pair of legs, but at a price.







Phase Eight Adele Dress £104
Boden Silk Petal dress £150
Moschino Satin Pearl Neck dress from £260
Boden Silk Bow Dress £130
Silk Sheath Dress by Marchesa from £778

Finally if you are pregnant there is no reason why can’t still be the belle of the ball in these fabulous numbers – I just wish they had been around when I was pregnant! And OK I know the last one isn’t black but I just loved it in gold.






Boden Maternity Maxi £99
Isabella Oliver Wrap Column Maternity Dress £179
Isabella Oliver Limited Edition Sequin Maternity Dress in Black and Gold £229

Coming soon – all the accessories to go with your LBD – and how to make it work if black isn’t your best colour!icon