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The 10 Best Little Black Dresses

The LBD might be the most crucial staple in your closet. From formals to dinner dates to family parties, the LBD can be your very best friend. Don’t let the name fool you, just because it’s black doesn’t mean it has to be boring. In fact, because your color is limited, you have the freedom to express yourself in ways that aren’t necessarily possible with a louder color palette. Experiment in shape and embellishments, wear your most dramatic jewelry, and try out a new hair-do or lipstick shade. The best part about an LBD is that as a neutral, you get to decide what details to include and exclude – details that tend to reveal more about your personality than something like a mass-produced, brightly patterned dress. Like a home-cooked meal, you get to decide what ingredients you want to put in and leave out depending on what tastes good to you. So what’s your taste? Are you a vixen? An Audrey Hepburn reincarnation? The type of girl who will wear anything as long as she can keep on her Converse sneakers? There’s one out there just for you, so take a look at 10 of the best LBDs:

Keep things (mostly) simple in the LBD on the left for $114 from Halston Heritage at The Outnet. The For Love & Lemons dress in the center is for all of you who aren’t afraid to show a little skin! Get it at Revolve Clothing for $88. The Tibi dress on the right is the perfect example of an LBD that is far from boring; it’s available for $126 from The Outnet.

If you’re edgy and trendy, try the dress on the left from Supertrash for $49, available at The Outnet. If you put comfort above all else, check out the little number on the right from Kimberly Ovitz for $78, also available at The Outnet

Here you go, vixens, the prefect LBD for you is on the left! Get it for $39 from Supertrash at The Outnet. The modern sophisticated woman is all about the one-shoulder dress. Try the one on the right from BCBGeneration for $118 at Lord and Taylor.

And you thought LBDs couldn’t be fun! For a hippie look, go for the one on the left for $149 from Style Stalker at Boutique to You. Show your sweet side with the center LBD from Bailey 44 for $136 at Revolve Clothing. Be bold in the dress on the left from ASOS for $43.

So collegiettes, which is the perfect LBD for you?

Annie is entering her senior year at Washington University in St. Louis, with a major in English Literature and minors in Writing and Communication Design.  She is a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma at Washington University, as well as Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honorary Society.  Annie originally hails from Boston, Massachusetts, so she will always have a soft spot for Cape Cod and brightly colored polos.  Last year, she started a fashion blog, The Poor Couture (www.thepoorcouture.com), which is dedicated to finding affordable clothing for fashionable young women.  She has been studying English Literature in London at the University College London for the past six months, and will be returning to spend the summer in New York City interning at Styleite.com.
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