No doubt about it, the Look of the Year in The Little Black Dress is LACE! Every designer has fashioned their interpretation of the must have iconic piece that belongs in every woman’s closet with this delicate detail. So if you have not updated your little black dress in a few years, you will want to get one with lace to to be in style with this most current trend.
I have shopped your favorite designers and selected 21 modest but detailed Little Black Dresses that you will want to have in your closet this season. From a date night to an office party, these dresses will have you feeling special for any occasion you wear them to.
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21 of This Season’s Best Little Black Dresses
Several of these designer dresses are below $100! However, for those of you with no budget when it comes to fashion, you will find a few little black dresses that very few can afford.
Who wouldn’t want to have a Badly Misschka hanging in their closet, let alone get the opportunity to wear it. These American Designers who met at the New York Parson’t School of Design are considered in the Top 10 of Fashion Designers in the USA.
This is a modest but very fashion forward Little Black Dress sporting this season’s detail of lace. The simplicity of this dress would be stunning on all sizes and all ages.
This Israeli born designer has built a global luxury brand and here a very affordable piece that would be an excellent option for so many occasions!
Adrianna Papell? Was she ever a real person? I don’t know, do you? But the company manufactures luxury evening wear and sells internationally. This smart Little Black Dress is one of those works for any event dresses that you will always feel confident taking off the hanger. Suitable for a funeral service as well as a cocktail party, a great investment even though it is just barely over $100.
So thankful to add Trina Turk here. The whole reason I named this category Wear It!, was because it is under the parent category of Color. My tag line “live life colorfully” seems a little skewed in this post. That is where Trina Turk comes in. I can hardly name another designer that is any more colorful than Trina Turk, so to know that she has put out the iconic Little Black Dress makes me happy to think I am not steering you wrong in avoiding color this particular time.
Pretty lace and a great backdrop for some pretty jewelry.
Maggy London is all about dresses and believes every woman’s femininity is expressed best in a dress! This is extraordinary. The delicate upper chest and shoulder area is flirty while remaining modest. The length is one of my favorites especially for the woman over 50. The sweet heart of the solid part of the dress elevates this to an evening look.
Full length sleeve, a nice v neckline and the chiffon layering make this BCBG dress a versatile Little Black Dress for any age if you are willing to wear your hemline that far above the knee. Just realize that dresses will hang differently on you based on your height. This model could be 5’11” and I am barely 5’5″, so I am going to have this hemline much closer to my knee.
A great go to dress to have in your closet!
Rachel has the lace that is trending this season in this sweet full sleeve and high neckline Little Black Dress. The shirring on the hemline is a really feminine touch. This dress is definitely an investment piece.
Nanette Lepore is hailed as an American Fashion Designer that is influenced by Gypsie style and her looks are feminine.
This lace bell sleeve and v neckline flair is a very lovely dress that will take you through the holiday parties!
Japanese born and now American designer Tadashi Shoji has dressed celebrities and First Ladies. His lifestyle brand leads the industry.
This dress does it all by being ageless and looking great on any body type. Not too pricey considering this designer’s notoriety.
Relatively new to the industry as far as his own label goes, this Parson’s graduate started in the boutique as an assistant buyer and worked his way up until he was confident to launch. This is one of my favorite’s of the picks. I love the coverage with the little flairs of the cuffs and at the hem. The chiffon has a little pattern in it and it is very affordable.
I love the fashion this brand brings to the city girl in all of us. I think you will too!
David Meister is an American Dream Come True story. Television personality and designer for celebrities world wide, he knows how to design for today’s woman.
I have a thing for polka dots as do some of the other women in my family and this dress does polka dots in a very sophisticated and understated way. Love it!
Rebecca Taylor is a New Zealand born international brand based in NYC. What a fun Little Black Dress this is! It costs a bit more than most but it brings a whole lot of special with it. You couldn’t possible walk in a room and not get at least three compliments from people. Seriously one of my favorites!
Calvin Klein is a household name. His dresses flatter every figure and this one is not about to change that. A straight forward lovely shift dress with the delicate sheer covering for arms and chest. Super affordable!
I buy Nicole Miller sheets, dishes, and would love to purchase this Nicole Miller dress. Again I love the length, I find the sleeve interesting and the cutouts are very flirty without showing too much.
I buy Vince Camuto shoes the most, but his dress line is always something that draws my attention. This completely lace overlay dress with scalloped hem and bell sleeves is beautifully displaying the season’s trends in style and material.
Lace takes the stage in this Donna Morgan dress. Another stunning design for the Little Black Dress this season.
Slightly different from the rest, the sheer overlay brings this simple Black Dress up to the next level. No fussing with a waist, this swing style will be flattering to all figures.
If you are fan of Project Runway, and I am, you are familiar with this American Designer who just purchased Jimmy Choo for over a billion dollars! Michael has certainly come along way since he started on PR over 16 years ago.
This dress is a sweet Little Black Dress that is going to take you where you want to go in style~
I love Tommy Hilfiger too. His clothes are always current and this dress comes across as simple and effortless while having quite a bit of great style in the neckline and the sleeve fit. Perfect length and love the hug of the body.
I told you there would be a few that were for those without a budget. This dress is that at over $1k. But I am certain it would be worth it since you would feel like $1 million in it!
What did you think of the top designs for this season’s Little Black Dress? Are you going to hang one or more in your closet?
I believe this is only my second post of clothing. I added the Wear It! category recently. My first one was a beautiful outfit suitable for a shopping day and lunch in the big city and all by Kate Spade. As much as I believe in making the home you live in colorful and a place you love to be, I also believe that every day you have the opportunity to put beautiful clothing on your body that makes you happy. You simply need to work at filling your closet with clothes that make you look your best no matter whether you are wearing casual work at home clothes or headed out to an appointment or out to lunch.
I will soon turn 60. I feel like I am 40 and am not about to start dressing like someone I don’t identify with. I want to inspire women over 50 that they can look amazing and stylish and enjoy fashion as much as their daughters! And if you are one of my younger readers and I have quite a few, just know that I am young at heart and I really do try to select items whether for your home or your body that will look amazing no matter your age.
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