It’s the classic linchpin of a woman’s wardrobe — casual or fancy, the little black dress is perfect for every occasion. But finding the right one that marries fashion and functionality, trend and timelessness can be trickier than it seems. And of course, putting your own fashion fingerprint on it is essential. We love that Rachel Bilson (left) paired a tough leather jacket with her sweet and swingy Dolce & Gabbana for a fresh and unique take. Inspired by this and other trends in our Little Black Dress Gallery, we picked a few of our favorites for sale online. Click through to shop all the hottest little black dresses.
THE COVER-UP (as seen on Rachel Bilson, left)
We may not be able to afford her exact dress, but you can get Rachel’s look with this $50 frock from J.C. Penney and cropped leather jacket, like this faux-leather blazer from Target, $30.
To see even more LBDS, check out our gallery by clicking here or pick up our Winter 2006 Stylewatch issue, on newstands now.
Photo: Sylvain Gaboury/DMIPhoto
THE NEW VOLUME (as seen on Jacinda Barrett)
Comfort and style? We love the look of this trapeze-shape dresses– try a floral twist from Marc by Marc Jacobs, $328, or go short with this Milly silk dress, $222.