It’s a wardrobe staple and women everywhere spend ages searching for the right little black dress (LBD).
For me, the search is over, I’ve found it… The Works-for-everything Versatile LBD.
I could not have been more excited to get my hands on one of the beautiful crafted dresses from The Little Black Dress – an Australian boutique offering customizable LBDs.
With so many dresses on offer, and so many options for hem and sleeve length, it was hard to pick, but I settled on the Ashley.
Ashley is great for my shape (Hourglass) as the V of the mock-wrap top creates a nice neckline, and the tie waist nips me in at my narrowest point. If I was a little more lady-like, I could have opted for this dress as a wrap – but I liked the solid skirt of Ashley as I don’t have to worry about it gaping or unwrapping accidentally. The lovely people at The Little Black Dress Boutique were nice enough to send me both the size 3 and size 4 to try on for size as I was borderline. The good news is that both sizes actually did fit. The fabric is beautiful and the dresses are cut to perfection. The size 3 was a little more busty, and I had a little more room in the size 4.
To show off the versatility of this dress, I’ve styled it for three different occasions – for Work, for a causal BBQ, and for a Date Night with the Hubby!
Workin it at Work
This blazer was picked up for an absolute steal from Katies in the Christmas sale. Truth be told it’s a little too small (size 12) but workable as an open bold blazer. I turned up the cuff to tied the blazer back to the black dress.
To safeguard against any wardrobe malfunctions from the low cut V-neckline, I’ve popped a bandeau bra on underneath – better to be safe than sorry in the office!
This statement necklace was from Etsy ages ago, but I have seen plenty similar available in shops like eQuip and Colette since. The boots are from the wide calf Sara boots available through Ezibuy.
Neon Pops for BBQ Lunch
One of the greatest things about an LBD is the ability to have a little fun with your outfit!
Channelling a little bit of Nina Proudman (from Offspring) I’ve added a Denim-look casual scarf. The soft chambray look dresses down the LBD.
I kept jewellery simple with a neon yellow bangle from Kmart… and continued to have a little fun by wearing some bright Coral summer wedges from Big W. The simplicity of the dress doesn’t compete with the intricate laser-cut work of the shoes.
Va-Va-Voom Date Night
Is there anything sexier than red lips, gold and leopard print? No, I didn’t think so!
To dress this LBD up for date night I’m wearing this great wide Gold Belt from City Chic. It’s the perfect big glam accessory to add a touch if glitz.
Leaving the plunging neckline to speak for itself, I’ve opted for big dangly black and gold statement earrings.
This leopard print clutch was a last minute addition. I have NO idea where I picked it up… I have a sneaking suspicion that once upon a time it may have been a makeup bag, but it’s just a touch if sexy-naughtiness to the outfit.
The suede platform heels are from Torrid, and although they are pretty heavy, they also make me feel sexy.
In terms if the-LBD.com – the dress that I’m wearing goes up to a size 16-18. But fear not, I’ve searched the internet to find the best value plus size options as well!
So now are you totally convinced of the virtues of a great versatile Little Black Dress… I have some really great news for my inbetweenie friends – you can win your very own dress from the-LDB.com! That’s a beautiful boutique designer LBD up to $239 in value!
This competition is now CLOSED. Winner announced on the iCurvy Terms and Conditions Page.
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. The lovely folks over at the-LBD.com have offered the prize for one lucky iCurvy Reader. I recieved no remeneration or products in return for this post. All opinions and styling in this post are my own. Honestly – I thought you guys would just love the opportunity to win one!