The LBD at Last Call
The Little Black Dress. A staple that every woman should have in her wardrobe. Maybe even two; one for occasions that lean more casual, and one for events that lean formal. The black dress is a valuable piece of clothing to own. Simple black dresses can be dressed up or down. It is a blank canvas for your artistic style prowess to get creative with. Belts, baubles, shoes, tights, makeup, and hair can all be worked around a simple black dress. Currently LastCall.com is offering an additional 30% off discount with code FRIEND at checkout. Code LCSEP75 will get you free shipping at $75 or more in your cart (after discounts are applied). You do have to pay to return product, so keep that in mind. Let’s take a look at some great LBD options Last Call has right now.
A sweet bow gathering the fabric on the waistline of this dress makes it a bit more interesting that if it were without. Of course, this hinders the ability to wear a belt with the dress, but if you want to add some color just do it with shoes and jewelry. For a great fall look, pair this dress with tall boots. With the discount this dress comes in just over the free shipping threshold.
With a nod to the Mod, this LBD is the perfect one to dress up or down. The crinkled jaquard and satin hemming look dressy, but a simple cardigan and tall boots leaning more casual can push it into the realm of a relaxed dinner with friends. Dress it up simply by pairing with pumps and a few sparkly things. The raised seam detailing reminds me of seamstress model forms.
Perhaps Long Black Dress is more appropriate than Little Black Dress on this one, but the acronym still works. This one is made of slub jersey, so definitely leaning more casual. But this is certainly still a date worthy dress, especially with the sexy cut-out back and flamenco flare to the skirt. Pair with red pumps and you have quite the stunning look! You’ll need to add something to your shopping cart with this dress in order to get free shipping. How about some earrings like these?
A funky, fashion forward take on the LBD. A peek of lace at the neckline gives this sharp edged dress a softer side. And a little lace on the hips helps as well. Layer several alternating metal necklaces with this for some high fashion, or wear a simple solitaire to let the dress stand out.
From the back this dress looks pretty darn simple, but flip it around and all the draping really makes it interesting and pretty. With a cowl neck and biased draping across the front, this option leans into the dressier category. Pair with pumps and a simple short chained necklace. You could even pair it with some booties as long as they are dressy enough.
Simplicity is the name of the game with this stretch jersey dress from French Connection. The square neck is a great feature, and the pleats on the natural waist and cap sleeves break the fabric up just enough. Wear as a casual piece, or dress it up. Heck, I could even see a trendy Londoner wearing their Dr. Marten boots with this one.
I know this isn’t all black, but the use of color across the front of this dress is great. I just wish it continued onto the back! Still, a fun take on the LBD.
No question, this is definitely a cocktail dress and should only be worn as such. I can’t think of it being appropriate at another occasion. Can you?
This dress can double as a French-maid costume for Halloween, all you’d have to do is wrap a small white apron around it. The price is steep, but what a fun cocktail dress to have in your closet!
The LastCall.com Friends & Family discount code, FRIENDS, expires 9/24/12 at 8am central time.