shopping   //   November 3, 2015


When it comes to closet classics, there’s truly nothing more timeless than the little black dress. It can effortlessly take you from day to night, spring to winter. (Case in point: I bought this dress last summer and I’m planning on wearing through winter with tights.) It’s the workhorse of a dress wardrobe, and it’s practically perfect.

The best part about the LBD is the minimal effort it requires – and during holiday party season, nothing could be more important. With all the hustle and bustle that goes on this time of year, the best thing you can do is have a go-to dress (or two) that you know will work no matter what. My mantra: when in doubt, go for the LBD. Something like this would totally work for the office with a pair of flats and then just throw on some heels when you’re headed for the cocktail party. (The same goes for this adorable tiered style from Club Monaco.) Another plus: it’s so versatile. With the help of accessories, you can totally get away with wearing the same LBD over and over. I’ll wear this leather shift as a tunic over jeans one night and then pair it with tights and big jewels for something something fancier.

There are plenty of budget-friendly options, too. This strapless one, for example, is simple and chic and under $100. (Speaking of deals, this sassy number is on sale.) This one is also under $100 and would make for an easy pairing with some fun accessories.

Scroll through above to shop 25 perfect LBD options to get you through the holidays and beyond.

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