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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 dresses for summer

4Why not white?

Bebe, $109

Look elegant and fresh in this white, one-shoulder pleated jersey dress. Perfect for anything from a garden party to a backyard wedding, this chic style also comes in mushroom grey.

5Sunny yellow

Lily Pulitzer, $268

Brighten up any event you attend in this sunny yellow strapless dress with full skirt and floral embroidery along the hem. Pair with strappy sandals and wide-brimmed sun hat for hot-weather glamour.

6Think pink

Shopbop.com, $110

Pretty up in pink with this scoop-neck, racer-back dress with mesh bodice and striped jersey skirt. We love the eye-popping hue and versatility of this fashionably functional frock.

7Polka dots, please

Otte, $375

This fun and flirty silk strapless dress has a playful black and white polka dot print. Dress it up with gold accessories for a cocktail party or keep it casual with flats and minimal accessories for a backyard BBQ.

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