Every woman needs a little black dress in their wardrobe. For me, it’s a staple that will look sophisticated and make you feel put together no matter what. My staple little black dress is a basic one from J. Crew and it’s my go-to LBD for work. (See below for many LBD options.)
LBDs can come in many styles. My favourite for work is the sheath dress. It’s both figure-complimenting and completely work-appropriate. (This is the same reason I love the pencil skirt the most. Last seen here.)
To some, this dress may be a little short in length – I would prefer if it was more around my knee area – so you could pair with tights to stay conservative 🙂
While I love my arms to feel free, I do like the sleeves on this dress. They’re long enough to hide some bat wing action but short enough to be breathable.
I own two more little black dresses – a sleeveless, flirty, flare with a back cutout and an off-the shoulder cocktail dress. And honestly, I’m still trying to get more.
Maybe it’s the curse of being a woman, but one type of clothing in a certain colour is not enough. We can be in so many moods and just the one LBD in your wardrobe isn’t enough to suit all of them 😉
*Just remember that, as you search for a variety of staple pieces, that you consider the versatility and timelessness of it in your wardrobe.
I decided I wanted to shoot such a classic dress in a classic location and where better than Mackenzie Hall Cultural Centre. This place is located in one of the most historic areas in Windsor (Sandwich) and is the venue where I took my piano exams back in the day. I still remember the tall, majestic room 🙂
The grand piano (or maybe it was a baby grand – it was all big to me back then) was set up in the middle of the room and you had to play pieces memorized, sight-read new pieces, and play endless scales. I remember my family sitting outside while I did my examination. “Did you hear me?” I’d say.
Given the warm tones of the location, I stuck to neutrals (who am I kidding – I already do that anyway) so I finished the look off with this two-tone bag (last seen here – SOLD OUT) and nude heels (last seen here).
What’s your favourite little black dress in your wardrobe? Do you also feel like you need multiple?
Photography by Denisa at Redeemed Photography