Fashion Police Poll: Do you own a little black dress?

Little_black_dress Like white shirts before them, the little black dress, or ‘LBD’ as it’s so often dubbed, is one of those things that womens magazines would have us believe is a true "wardrobe staple", something that every woman should own at least one of. Naturally, then, we decided to challenge that idea and find out whether women actually do believe the LBD to be indispensable, or whether it’s just one of those fashion myths, like the idea that wrap dresses "suit all shapes".

Personally, I will admit to owning, not just one, but several little black dresses, and while I always try to seek out something with a bit of colour to it (normally green, in my case) for special occasions where I don’t want to be just one more girl-in-a-black-dress, I will admit to finding them very useful for those days when you need to look smart/dressed up and just can’t find anything to wear. My black dresses instantly make me feel good, which is the best thing a dress can do, if you ask me, and because they’re far less memorable than a bright colour, you can get away with wearing them over and over again with different accessories, which is good news when you’re on a budget.

What about you? Do you own a little black dress? Do you consider them to be true "wardrobe staples"?[Dress pictured: Oasis]

14 Comments

  • April 7, 2008

    Veronika

    I LOVE my LBDs! I own way way WAY too many, but still, totally love them:) I always get critisized by my best friend that I’m buying “another” LBD, but frankly, I can’t help it! I own other colored little dresses as well, but a good LBD is like a treasure! Most are flaturing and as you have said, you can get away with one real easy! Like sometimes you dont want to be “load” and too eye’catching, so a LBD is the best rescue! Awww, LBDs I love you!!

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  • April 7, 2008

    Steph

    I do not have a LBD at the moment so I had to vote NO. But I really wish I had a good LCD but that was not an option

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  • April 7, 2008

    Diana

    I kinda look to dressy with LBDs but anyway, I love them

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  • April 7, 2008

    Natasa

    no. Boring!

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  • April 7, 2008

    net

    No. 🙁
    Still looking for a nice LBD that is friendly on my big Latin hips. No luck yet. Bah!

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  • April 7, 2008

    Danielle

    I don’t understand how a LBD can be boring. It’s black and meant to be worn with accessories.
    I have a pear shape and big hips, and I found the perfect dress for me. http://www1.macys.com/catalog/product/index.ognc?ID=277098&CategoryID=22120

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  • April 7, 2008

    Julie

    I don’t do dresses. Or skirts. Or shorts, for that matter. I have huge muscular man-calves, and thick ankles that no stiletto can elongate.
    I stick to slacks, thanks. Or LONG skirts.

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  • April 7, 2008

    Steph

    I have one, and I’ve never had anywhere to wear it, but it’s sort of a comfort to know that it’ll be there for an emergency 🙂 That’s the thing about LBD, they are incredibly versatile, but the trick is to accessorise so that they don’t look boring.

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  • April 8, 2008

    Victoria Douglas

    I have several but they generally tend to sit at the back of my closet un worn. When I do wear them it is always be with some cute accessories so I don’t look like I’m going to a funeral.

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  • April 8, 2008

    Kerry

    Um, I own three.
    One has sparkly bits on the front and is all floaty, one is pencil shirted and very Audrey Hepburn, and the other is collared and tuliped-skirted for work.

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  • April 8, 2008

    anna

    I own one little black dress, however I don’t think they’re necessarily a staple. I lived my life perfectly fine without one for quite a while, and the one I do own I don’t wear often.

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  • April 8, 2008

    Amelia

    I own 17 LBDs. No kidding. And I’m not counting old, ugly one’s either. They are all gorgeous and have been bought within the past 9 or 10 months.
    I have a problem, I know.

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  • August 18, 2008

    sue

    I don’t own a single dress black or otherwise.

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  • September 15, 2009

    Mitr-Friend

    Hey Amber,
    Why dont you come up with a good variety of LBD’s in diff price points in different styles..???
    .-= Mitr-Friend´s last blog ..On the Train Tracks =-.

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