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Loving Little Black Dresses

As much as I love color, I’ll forever be in love with little black dresses. There is no end to the ways you can style them and, let’s face it, getting all dolled up every once and a while just feels good. Donning the LBD in your closet that never ceases to make you feel fabulous is a no brainer when you feel the need to get dressed up.

And little black dresses don’t have to be plain. While, I have several with no details that I jazz up with accessories, I’m loving the idea of LBDs that are jazzed up on their own. This little number from Stella McCartney’s Pre-Fall 2011 collection comes to mind. You can check out the whole gorgeous collection here if you’re so inclined. Just check out the detail…It’s stunning no?

stella mccartney pre fall 2011


And it looks like the sheer trend will be continuing on through fall. Seeing as this is one that I haven’t attempted yet, I’m looking forward to giving it a whirl and I think I just might try it out in LBD form! I’m due for a new one as one of the last LBD’s that I bought was a polka dotted tulle number for Meg’s birthday celebration a couple years ago. You might remember this photo from a few weeks back. And look who was rockin’ a sheer frock. My bestie was ahead of the trend!

little black dresses

Now it’s time for me to go on the prowl. I’m on the lookout for the perfect sheer little black dress. Once I’m on a shopping mission, look out! And even if I don’t find that perfect LBD, I know I can always count on Megan to lend me hers. Bwah! That’s what best friends are for right? If you’re really loving the sheer look in little black dresses too, you must check out how Midtown Girl worked it! She looks seriously fabulush!

  • Megan

    Love the Topshop dress! I think it’s just the right amount of sheer and covering. Love it!

    January 31, 2011 at 10:59 am Reply
  • Nicole

    And that little number by Stella McCartney is to die for!
    But I don’t think I would ever be able to pull that off. This sleeves would make my arms look ten times bigger 🙂

    You guys look fab in black!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:02 am Reply
  • Jules

    The Wal G dress from Topshop is gorgeous! I’m all about the ruffles. I told you this before and I’ll tell you again, that pic of you and Meg is fabulous and I adore your dress. The polka dots and sweetheart neckline make it.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:02 am Reply
  • jillian

    oo LOVING the first LBD. so fun and different 🙂 lovely post. happy monday doll! xoxo jcd

    January 31, 2011 at 11:02 am Reply
  • hanako66

    you ladies look gorgeous! that SM dress is so pretty it hurts!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:04 am Reply
  • Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl

    Love this Topshop dress, great find!! Love teh dress you’re wearing in the photo too!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:12 am Reply
  • Karena

    Wow Kristin you look great in that dress!! I love all thaat you have show. Fun and flirty!

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    January 31, 2011 at 11:13 am Reply
  • Jaime @ la vie...j'aime

    Cute picks- that Stella dress is amazing. Love the pic of you 2 rocking your LBDs as well!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:18 am Reply
  • Channon

    Interesting post. While I’m a disciple of the LBD, I must say that these days, I want anything but. Black isn’t my best color, so brown, grey and navy are becoming my neutral staples, but a girl ALWAYS needs a LBD or ten.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:21 am Reply
  • style'n

    you both look too cute 🙂 and love your choices. I agree love color but always go back to the basic black look too. So classic and chic.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:25 am Reply
  • isabel

    the french connection dress is very chic!

    Isabel @ Walk of Fashion

    January 31, 2011 at 11:27 am Reply
  • Jacqueline

    Oh Kristin,
    Black is my favourite when it comes to fashion…..when you look in my wardrode there is hardly any colour…..a little bit of grey, aubergine, white and brown !!
    These dresses are lovely and I LOVE the Stella McCartney one. XXXX

    January 31, 2011 at 11:31 am Reply
  • closet fashionista

    Those are all gorgeous!! The both of you look great!! 😀
    (I LOVE that first one you posted, sooo pretty)

    January 31, 2011 at 11:31 am Reply
  • Krysten

    Fabulous, I love little black dresses!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:36 am Reply
  • Torrie @ a place to share...

    Love both dresses, and adoooooooooooorable picture of you 2 :).

    January 31, 2011 at 11:37 am Reply
  • J

    It’s hard to find LBD in petite sizes, but I’m always looking. A girl can never have too many sexy dresses, right?!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:46 am Reply
  • Annemarie @ Brunch at Saks

    You both look SO gorgeous in your LBD’s!!! I love the ones you suggested here too, especially the first one 🙂 xoxo

    January 31, 2011 at 11:47 am Reply
  • ae

    LBDs are my favorite go-to when I need to dress up! The topshop dress is super cute!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:48 am Reply
  • Nikki

    Adorable! You can’t go wrong!

    That first one is adorable, as are the two of you.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:52 am Reply
  • everton terrace

    You can just never go wrong with a great LBD and so fun to accessorize them. The Topshop one is my fav’.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:52 am Reply
  • Cassie

    I love your polka dot dress! Sheer dresses aren’t really my thing, but I’ll take polka dots anytime!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:59 am Reply
  • (Florida) Girl with a New Life

    It looks like me and the French Connection are due for an introduction. Wowza.

    January 31, 2011 at 11:59 am Reply
  • Tanvi

    Gorgeous Picks! And Kristin I have that same dress as you 🙂

    January 31, 2011 at 12:06 pm Reply
  • Courtney

    Wow, I really really love all of these – I tend to always gravitate towards to black and I love how the bits of sheer really dress it up!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

    January 31, 2011 at 12:14 pm Reply
  • Tights Lover

    You are rockin’ your LBD here. Love it!

    January 31, 2011 at 12:35 pm Reply
  • Jennifer Fabulous

    Good lord could you two be ANY MORE GORGEOUS?!! Seriously. Why you both aren’t models is just beyond me. Stunning. Just stunning. Oh, and your dresses are fabulous too, hehe. 😉

    I love the first dress you posted. That’s my dream LBD…sigh.

    January 31, 2011 at 12:40 pm Reply
  • Couture Carrie

    Gorgeous post!
    Loving all these LBDs, especially the first one!


    January 31, 2011 at 12:45 pm Reply
  • Maddy

    I’m all fora LBD, especially when it’s with a twist – like these sheer numbers 🙂

    January 31, 2011 at 12:46 pm Reply
  • Josie

    omg, in looooove with the sheer stella LBD! such a gorge print, and i adore how the skirtit flutters out. and you ladies look super fine in your own LBDS! way to work both the sheer and polka dot trends since back then 😉

    January 31, 2011 at 12:55 pm Reply
  • Deborah Milne

    Someone please remind me again why I am not rich & can buy the little Stella #? The greatest thing about a black dress is just what you said Kristin, the lack of effort one needs to put-forth a good look. I can’t think of anyone that wouldn’t look good in the right fitting LBD? Great inexpensive alternatives, love them both! Happy Monday girlies xo

    January 31, 2011 at 1:06 pm Reply
  • Dawn {The Alternative Wife}

    Loving the sheer black! You guys look amazing 🙂

    January 31, 2011 at 1:06 pm Reply
  • Midtown Girl

    First, you dolls look absolutely STUNNING!! And the Stella dress totes has me swooning…
    Second – thank you soooo much for the shout out & for being one of the most AMAZE bloggy friends EVAH!! Heart u x 100 <3

    January 31, 2011 at 1:10 pm Reply
  • Meagan

    Oh I’m definitely into both of the sheer LBD’s you posted. Especially that first one from Top Shop. So adorable yet feminine and sexy!

    January 31, 2011 at 1:13 pm Reply
  • Claire

    ah, everyone looks goofd in a lbd, so classy. Do you know i don’t own one tho :O i like the second one x

    January 31, 2011 at 1:13 pm Reply
  • Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds

    I love that last one. I really love that I already have black shoes!

    January 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • Allison

    I really am loving that French Connection dress – if only I could pull it off, I feel like it’s one of those dresses that would look really hot on some people. but awful on others.
    You and Meg look gorgeous in that picture! 🙂

    January 31, 2011 at 1:19 pm Reply
  • Sandy a la Mode

    a little black dress is most definitely a STAPLE in every girl’s wardrobe!!! i have quite a few!! 😉

    January 31, 2011 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Jill@TeenageBride

    oooh I just adore black dresses. I have FIVE in my closet right now, I had more… but I felt compelled to purge the closet hahaha

    January 31, 2011 at 1:38 pm Reply
  • Christina

    I desperately want a black lace shift. Love your polka dot dress!

    January 31, 2011 at 1:39 pm Reply
  • Cabootique

    Love your polka dot dress – so cute! And that French Connection number…gorgeous!

    January 31, 2011 at 1:42 pm Reply
  • Liz

    Well don’t you two look stunning!!

    January 31, 2011 at 1:43 pm Reply
  • Vanessa Elizabeth

    I’m all about the sheer fabrics these day . . . even if it’s still winter! Totally adore the Stella one! I love the hem on it.

    Have a lovely week, ladies!

    January 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm Reply
  • Audrey Cooper

    I love little black dresses and I love your blog. I’m a new follower.

    Come check out my blog:)

    January 31, 2011 at 2:22 pm Reply
  • Krystal/Village

    I lOVE that cute little topshop one!

    January 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm Reply
  • Carrie

    Girls! You look SASSY in your LBD’s.

    And the Stella is a work of art!


    January 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm Reply
  • Sherin

    You can never go wrong with a LBD. It’s sucha classic piece. You both look amazing in your ones.

    January 31, 2011 at 2:32 pm Reply
  • drollgirl

    ooooh, you are working that lbd miss kristin! fabulous! looking good!

    January 31, 2011 at 2:43 pm Reply
  • Nicole

    Um…I think the Topshop dress and I need to have a date ASAP! Loveeee it. xo

    January 31, 2011 at 2:46 pm Reply
  • Dancing Branflake

    Looks like I need another LBD. You guys are hot!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:00 pm Reply
  • Kirstin Marie

    You have great taste! I love those two LBD you choose. I am loving the sheer thing, as long as it’s not super revealing. It can definitely cross the line if done improperly, but if done well it can look gorgeous!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:11 pm Reply
  • Vanessa

    I’m just DYING over that top dress. God Stella!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:12 pm Reply
  • Josie

    That Stella one is absolutely gorgeous… And of course you and Meg look absolutely darling!
    xo Josie

    January 31, 2011 at 3:17 pm Reply
  • mandy

    oh yes, lbd’s are the best. i bought one a couple weeks ago at a vintage sale and when i excitedly showed my shopping buddy she said ‘seriously mandy, another one??’ lol i guess i hadn’t been keeping track of how many i’d been acquiring…but you can never have too many…riiiight?
    ps- i LOVE your polka dot number 😉

    January 31, 2011 at 3:21 pm Reply
  • ilene

    black dresses are so classy. im always in love with them!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:25 pm Reply
  • kris

    Love the sleeves of the FC!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:29 pm Reply
  • Katie

    I’ll always love a LBD!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:32 pm Reply
  • Alex Elizabeth

    I love sheer black dresses! I’ve been wanting one for a long time!

    January 31, 2011 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • joelle van dyne

    you both look stunning in your LBDs! and that 1st dress in the post is just breathtaking.

    January 31, 2011 at 3:40 pm Reply
  • Traci B

    I love YOUR dress! It looks great on you!

    January 31, 2011 at 4:16 pm Reply
  • Bella Q

    YOu both look fab, and remind how wonderful a LBD is. Or two.Or 3. I love the top one very much.

    January 31, 2011 at 4:24 pm Reply
  • summer

    you both look amazing! i love your dresses. may i borrow? 😉

    January 31, 2011 at 4:31 pm Reply
  • Mary @ stylefyles

    That first dress reminds me of the one Camille ALMOST wore to an awards show on RHoBH.

    Yes I know the show that well and yes I abbreviate the Real Housewives titles (like any true fan).

    I’m not going to say I’m proud of the above, but I’m not ashamed either!

    January 31, 2011 at 4:47 pm Reply
  • Kirsten

    I adore the topshop one! Must refrain from purchase, especially since I really want my deer head.

    January 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm Reply
  • brett

    I love the trend of sheer and am glad it is going to be around for awhile

    January 31, 2011 at 5:17 pm Reply
  • Jaclyn

    My closet definitely has its share of lbd’s…anything black actually. That French Connection dress looks so interesting. I would love to see how it looks on.

    January 31, 2011 at 5:40 pm Reply
  • Shea

    I agree, I’m all for color, but nothing can beat a pretty LBD. And I’m totally digging these sheer picks!

    January 31, 2011 at 6:51 pm Reply
  • Life with Kaishon

    The first one is adorable. We don’t have Topshop over here. I always thought that was the coolest store name ever : )

    January 31, 2011 at 8:37 pm Reply
  • Grace

    The LBD is too classic to ever give up! I like that one from Topshop, but my sister got a really cute one from White House Black Market.

    January 31, 2011 at 9:21 pm Reply
  • Krystina Thomas

    Love it! As a bridesmaid in my friend’s upcoming wedding, I’m allowed to choose any short black dress from J Crew. So many great dresses – I can’t decide!

    January 31, 2011 at 9:41 pm Reply
  • Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel

    i love these little black dresses! especially the one from Top Shop!! <3

    January 31, 2011 at 9:59 pm Reply
  • Chic 'n Cheap Living

    Oooh that first stella McCartney dress is divine!

    January 31, 2011 at 11:04 pm Reply
  • Alexandra

    Sweet ~ xox Alexandra

    February 1, 2011 at 6:40 am Reply
  • jasna

    Me too! They are all amazing!! xx

    February 1, 2011 at 7:01 am Reply
  • fhen

    you two look so adorable in the little black dress
    lbd never fail to impress!

    February 1, 2011 at 9:28 am Reply
  • Fashion Herald

    oh my gawd, I must own that Stella McCartney! What a great selection of LBDs.

    February 1, 2011 at 1:33 pm Reply
  • coco

    black dress is a must-have for every woman! 🙂

    February 1, 2011 at 1:45 pm Reply
  • sierra

    i really do like the sheer black dress look and i have to say you look amazing in your black dress! by the way do you know i’ve only owned one black dress?! i wore it to NY a few years back. would love to have another occasion to wear another one some day soon!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:33 am Reply
  • Polly

    Ill take both!

    February 2, 2011 at 6:02 am Reply
  • Christine Vi

    I love it! You can really play with accessories when you have a black dress too. What inspiration, my roommate and I are going out to dinner on Friday and I think I’ll wear my little black dress!

    February 2, 2011 at 4:46 pm Reply

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