If there’s one dress style that every girl should own, then it’s the classic Little Black Dress. The Little Black Dress, or LBD as it’s affectionately known, is a wardrobe staple that women turn to for a confidence boost and a guaranteed stylish look.
If you’re on the hunt for your first LBD, or perhaps after a style update on your current one, here is a look at some of the most popular black dresses currently available at Very.co.uk.
If you don’t know the peplum style by name, you will most certainly know it by sight. This style of skirt, dress and top has swept the high streets like a plague and despite many fashion trends turning out to be flops, this one does have its merits.
The peplum creates a streamlined, tailored look by providing a well fitted dress with a frill at the hips. The style has been adopted by all manner of clothing items – from skirts and dresses to longer tops.
The frill of fabric is excellent for concealing the troublesome hip region, but be sure to avoid the frill looking too much like a bedspread. Also, be mindful of the length of your skirt, with the classic peplum look of the catwalks featuring knee length skirts and an ankle boot which radically cuts the length of your leg.
A stiletto or court shoe is much more flatting if paired with an above the knee skirt.
The lace top
Lace has been the fabric of choice for a few seasons now, probably since the meteoric rise of Miss Middleton as a style guru. However, lace has proven to be the saving grace for a number of styles, with the delicate finish offering a more feminine slant.
Lace top dresses are a beautiful way of discreetly showing a bit more skin and feminising a black dress. Black dresses do immediately lend themselves to a more corporate look and the lace detail helps to classify it as more casual, out-of-office attire.
Little Black Dresses don’t need to be the clothing of choice for the femme fatal. Pulling the LBD out of the cupboard doesn’t signal less fabric or less comfortable attire. If you’re not happy with a tight fitting frock, tunic styles are a looser option that still can show off a bit of leg, if you so desire.
If you have opted for more material, consider a volumised batwing for a fun 80s look, or add a bit of decoration with a bow detail.