9 classy and stylish little black dresses to expand your arsenel of staples
Lamé mini dress
This slinky black lamé slip dress perfectly encapsulates Saint Laurent’s rock-n-roll vibe. Complete with a liquid-like lustre and a low back, this ‘90s-style grunge number is equal parts edgy and sexy.
This straight cut dress is imbued with elegant volume via wide fluted, wrist-grazing cuffs. Whether you’re teaming this with sandals and a simple straw bag for casual off-days, or dressing it up with accessories for a glam night out, this versatile number works for every occasion.
Effortlessly chic, this silk-velvet piece has a ruffled panel that winds down one side of the V-neckline and segues into a peplum panel at the waist. Tuck this into a pair of high-waisted, baggy ‘90s-style jeans and let the peplum swing above the waistband for a cute look.
Boasting of a smooth, fluid form and almost-seamless tailoring, this ribbed dress is made from sculpting ribbed stretch-knit. Meaning, it’ll hug and flatter your frame. We’re loving the sleek asymmetric neckline as well — flaunt that collarbone, ladies!
Designer Herve Leger may have passed away in October last year, but his legacy lives on in the dresses created by the label. Constructed from sculpting panels of the late designer’s signature bandage fabric, this mini dress has a V-shaped off-the-shoulder neckline that is framed by a sheer cape-style overlay.
Made from a double layer of stretchy modal fabric for a snug, flattering fit, this dress from T by Alexander Wang has a triangle-shaped cut-out and gathered bodice that is secured by adjustable silk ties to fit every bust size. Form-flattering and perfect for big-busted ladies? This dress is practically the gift that keeps on giving.
Slightly ruched at the hip, this one shoulder dress is a classic silhouette to be reckoned with. Designed to draw attention to the shoulders (or should we say, shoulder), this number is fitted at the bodice and will look stunning against any frame.
Fashioned from pure linen, this (literal) vintage number features a high standing collar displaying an open slit and a front centred slit to match. Sleek and simple, this one’s great for the minimalists out there.