The Best Dressed List: 15 Different LBDs You Can Rock This Party Season
No wardrobe is complete without a little black dress!
“One is never overdressed or underdressed with a Little Black Dress.”—Karl Lagerfeld
Lagerfeld, Chanel’s current creative director, couldn’t have said it better. Coco Chanel herself, the founder of the fashion house and pioneer of the LBD, would understandably agree if she could.
The Little Black Dress doesn’t draw too much attention to itself and that way, it’s versatile. But this wasn’t always the case. In the early ‘20s, black clothing was strictly reserved for times of mourning. Worn at any other point in time and this was considered a distasteful display. Like the game changer she was though, Coco Chanel went right ahead and broke the rules anyway: She got her design for a short black dress published in Vogue magazine. It was hailed the dress “Chanel's Ford” by the fashion publication because like Ford’s Model T vehicle, Chanel’s dress was made accessible to women of all social classes. The Little Black Dress was “a sort of uniform for all women of taste,” according to Vogue and the rest is history.
Princess Diana in Christina Stambolian (the original freakum dress, in our honest opinion), Audrey Hepburn in that iconic Hubert de Givenchy ensemble or this teeny-tiny version by Jacquemus on Selena Gomez: all proof that you can never go wrong with a Little Black Dress. And you can put that to the test yourself this holiday season!
Get ready for your whirlwind back-to-back Christmas parties, nights out, family reunions or fancy dinners and opt for a chic LBD instead of the obvious festive frock. We’re pretty certain, too, you’ll get more out of the former.
Here, we’re rounding up the best LBDs featuring various ultra-chic styles with various price points for every kind of style personality and occasion. Keep scrolling for 15 Different LBDs You Can Rock This Party Season!
Short Sleeved Dress (P1,399) by MANGO
Ruffle Sleeve Shift Dress (P1,995) by DOROTHY PERKINS
Impress in a Cocktail Dress
Trish Midi Dress (P4,199) by RIVER ISLAND
The New Romantics
Pleat Detail Cocktail Dress (P2,209) by PREEN & PROPER
Lovely in Lace
Lace Bustcup Strappy Frill Midi (P4,399) by MISSGUIDED
A Formal Affair
Asymmetric Bandeau Ponte Midi Dress (P6,049) by LAVISH ALICE
Ainsley One Shoulder Ruffle Dress (P949) by ASHLEY COLLECTION
Linnea Short Sleeve Dress (P10,899) by SELECTED FEMME
Jeanne Damas Would Approve
Foil Spotty Dress (P5,199) by BARDOT
Side Frill Dress (P999) by ZALORA
A Little Something Extra
Tulle Dress (P4,334) by TRUE DECADENCE
Slip It On
Midi Slip Dress (P1,995) by TOPSHOP
Girl Boss Off Duty
Off The Shoulder Tuxedo Mini Dress (P6,399) by LAVISH ALICE
Take Your Cue from Kim K.
Eyelet Bodycon Dress (P2,662) by LIPSY
That’s A Wrap
Meg Short Sleeve Dress (P3,249) by SELECTED FEMME
Sometimes, the best style solution is the simplest one. And this one gives you more room to play around with styling, accessorizing and switching up your look with hair and makeup. The sky’s the limit!