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Find the perfect little black dress

The LBD is a wardrobe staple. Any lady worth her salt knows when faced with a big event, if all else fails, go for the LBD. It’s one of those items, that regardless of the season or the event, it will work! Audrey Hepburn put the Little Black Dress on the map but fortunately, there is one for every woman. Once you’ve discovered the perfect LBD, you will love that little number for seasons to come.

Woman wearing LBDs

The LBD transcends time and place. It says “elegance” and will always get admiring glances. The search for the perfect LBD can be arduous, but as soon as you see the right one for you, your shape and your budget, you have our permission to scream, “Eureka, I’ve found it!” SheKnows would love to give you the heads up on the search for the perfect little black dress. We’ve scoured the shops and the internet to give you, in our humble opinion, a great selection of styles for your consideration.

Big busted?

You can’t go past the Iris dress from Sacha Drake ($179). In fact, if you are any shape or size, this little number is worth a look. It’s part of Sacha’s stretch solutions range and could easily take you from work to cocktails in the blink of an eye. It’s also available in a 3/4 sleeve ($199) for the chillier months. If you love a bit of vintage glamour, take a look at the Martini Halter Maxi dress ($209.95) from Birdsnest. The top can be worn a number of ways, giving it even more mileage! For a more relaxed vibe, take a look at this maxi from Seafolly. The Wish List Maxi at $109.95 at Sunburn is as flattering as it is versatile.

Pear-shaped?

For pure glamour, you simply have to look at this lovely number from Retrospec’d. The Betty dress from Birdsnest for $209.95. This lovely dress even comes with a beautiful silver brooch for extra vintage style. For comfort and style, the Vigorella 3/4 sleeve dress with crossover is excellent value at only $89.95 at Birdsnest. Layer this one with a cardi and a statement necklace and you are good to go! Another pick for this body shape is the Ruched Jersey Dress ($375) from Karen Millen. Certain to give your curves some va-va-voom!

Hour-glass figure?

If you have a slender frame, there are a number of fabulous options. Take a look at Sacha Drake’s Ultimate Black Dress ($289). It’s versatile and can be changed to suit the occasion. For beautiful detail, Karen Millen’s Dramatic Applique dress is sure to turn heads ($445). The Quba One Shoulder Satin dress would be perfect for a lady with long legs and is available for $299 at Frockaholics.com. If you are keen to keep costs down, head on over to Birdsnest and pick up the Metallicus Tank Dress for only $69.95!

After a show-stopper?

Check out the George Prevail Gown in Black ($549 from Frockaholics.com) — it’s now available for pre-order. Also at Frockaholics is the very alluring Rachel Gilbert Matte Black Lexi dress ($595 on sale). If that isn’t your style, try the spectacular Matthew Eager Long Caviar Sequin Mock Gown ($620) from Eve Boutique.

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