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Wardrobe Must: Not-So-Basic LBDs


I believe that a closet should contain multiple LBDs (aka Little Black Dresses). I mean, things like shape and silhouette make a difference when in comes to creating a look and I have yet to find a single LBD that can suit all my needs.

This season marked a major LBD comeback and our favorite closet staple now comes in a variety of styles- the micro mini, the backless, the plunging neck, the long sleeved, the cut-out, the leather, the lace. While this style staple was once synonymous with simplicity and considered the perfect foundation for statement-accessories, the new LBDs do all the talking and don’t require additional flourishes.

A not-so-basic LBD puts a definate end to the ubiquitous closet-full-of-clothes-and-nothing-to-wear predicament and can serve as your fool-proof go-to time and time again.

Check out  my top picks after the jump!

Kova & T Drea Dress, $353. The long sleeve mini-dress is the hottest silhouette this season. Pile on the accessories or wear it alone, mega-watt sex appeal is guaranteed either way.
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American Retro Tuxedo Dress, $242. Now this is how to go androgyny-chic.
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Maison Martin Margiela Zip Dress, $443. An exposed zipper adds an undeniable cool-factor.
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Caroline Hedaya Lace Tiered Tie Back Dress, $495. So sweet but with a naughty sensibility, I love it!
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Alexander Wang Cutout Dress, $650. Be not afraid of the cut-out, it’s actually super flattering, especially when the dress draws in at the waist like this one.
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Bobi Modal Jersey Tunic, $52. I live for loose tunic dresses- the possibilities are endless.
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Joie Maybelle Tank Dress, $418. You can’t go wrong with this slinky, sequined slip-it-on-and-you’re-done number.
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Silence & Noise Mix Fabric Sweetheart Dress, $58. So fiercely sexy.
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MinkPink “Bead It” Dress, $83. The cascading ruffles render this sweet and sexy lbd ultra-flattering for all.
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LaROK Left Bank Dress, $298. Pair this fuss-free frock with killer pumps for a night out and with leggings and a coxy knit for a funky daytime look.
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– SABRINA ALEXIS

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Angeline

You forgot the Lindsey Dress by cmarchuska.

Reply October 19, 2009, 10:05 pm

Sabrina Alexis

It’s by Herve Leroux- http://www.hervelleroux.com/creations_eng1.htm

SO stunning!

Reply October 19, 2009, 2:44 pm

Alex

Who makes the dress that Megan Fox is wearing? I NEED IT!

Reply October 19, 2009, 2:32 pm

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