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7 Summer alternatives to the LBD

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Go beyond black this summer

Every woman should own one flattering, fashionable little black dress (LBD) as a go-to look for any occasion. But with hot weather fast approaching, the LBD you were wearing in fall and winter may not work for summer’s sunny skies. Here are some lighter, flirtier alternatives to the traditional little black dress.

Little black dress alternatives

Black & cream

Mod Cloth, $44

Slip into this easy, chic dress any time you need to look fashion forward but not too formal. The delicate black and cream print is enhanced by a flattering scoop neckline trimmed with black lace.

2Turn on the teal

Neiman Marcus, $298

Who needs black when you can look elegant in teal? We love the stylish simplicity of this look's clean lines and relaxed silhouette. Pair with a statement necklace and add a belt to enhance the look.

3Flirty and fun

Revolve Clothing, $124

Summer is all about having fun, and there's no way you won't enjoy yourself wearing this flirty black frock. Pair with black wedge heels and a bright bangle for sexy summer style.

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