I know, Marilyn Monroe said that diamonds were a girl’s best friend, and I wouldn’t want to disagree with that, but really, The Little Black Dress (LBD) is so much more versatile! The best LBD (Alfani from Amazon) is one that has a simple cut, but compliments your assets and camouflages your flaws. The more simple the design, the more versatile the dress is. The LBD can be worn to:

The office with a linen jacket (Elie Tahari at Zappos), pumps (Nine West at Amazon) and simple earrings (and a camisole if the neckline is too low).

The opera with a colorful pashmina (Symphony-Designs at Overstock) and sparkling earrings (Amazon Collection at Amazon).

Lunch with the girls by adding a pair of gladiator shoes, boots (at or fun sandals), a leather jacket (Newport News) and some chunky jewelry.


The best thing about a LBD is that they are out there just waiting to be picked up (think SALE). This is definitely one purchase that you can scoop up when you find it, whether you think you have a place to wear it or not—because if you don’t yet, you soon will.

Some great sites for Your Little Black Dress:

May You Always Look Great!

Pat Roland, CTIC



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