If I had to choose one wardrobe staple to wear for the rest of my life, it would be the Little Black Dress — the possibilities are literally endless, and the best part is, it's timeless. As the seasons change, there's no reason you can't rock this sexy little must have: here, find nine little black dresses for fall that are actually practical for the season.
I am a baby when it comes to being cold. As in, I barely leave my house when it drops below 50 degrees. And if I do, I'm wearing my winter coat. I can't tell you how many cabs I took last January just because I couldn't bear waiting for the subway. So, when I actually leave my apartment in October through March, I have to properly be suited. It's not exactly easy to feel cute in a frumpy outfit!
I'm determined not to let winter ruin my style life. My solution this upcoming season? Details. The beauty of an LBD is it's versatility, once again. There's a reason it's been around for since 1926, when Coco Chanel grew its popularity. Throw a scarf on, or a gorgeous duster jacket. Pull out some of your favorite jewelry, or even apply one of summer's biggest trends: a bandana. Or, my personal favorite, layer it with a cropped sweater or sweater vest. If you find an LBD with a good foundation, you can style it so many ways.
My simple rules are: a flattering neckline, a little added length, and of course, long sleeves. Check out these nine gorgeous options that will be your go-to items in your closet this fall.
1. This Boho Lace LBD
ASOS Little White Lies Maridol Dress In Tie Dye, $251, us.asos.com
This is the perfect dress for layering. You can change the color of your layers underneath (of course, to keep warm, you're going to want to wear long sleeves). But how cute would this be under a long sleeved button up dress?
2. This '70s Throwback
Julian Taylor Plus Size Bell Sleeve Trapeze Dress, $98, belk.com
This is what I'm talking about when I say a flattering neckline. I love the little cutout that adds just another touch of sexiness. Plus, these bell sleeves will keep you warm and add a little more detail than a regular sleeve.
3. The Classic Shift
The Row Raylen Dress, $590, lagarconne.com
Love, love, love the classic shift dress. Wear this one with high socks like this model, or for added warmth, knee-high or over-the-knee boots.
4. The Effortless Drape
Eileen Fisher Plus Size Contrast Hem Jersey Shift Dress, $238, shop.nordstrom.com
It's basically like wearing your pajamas out. A draped dress is always my favorite because it's just so damn comfortable.
5. The Turtleneck
Crepe High Neck Side Split Midi Dress, $50, missguidedus.com
It really doesn't get much sexier than this. Those furry shoes? I'm a fan.
6. The Sweater Dress
ASOS CURVE Boohoo Plus V Back Jumper Dress, $32.35, asos.com
This silhouette is so chic. Paired with mules or a killer bootie (or even with a white sneaker for the daytime), it's the easiest outfit to throw on. Ever.
7. The Deeeeeeep V
Forever21 Midi Shift Dress, $27.90, forever21.com
Everyone's loving the deep V trend right now — including Jennifer Aniston — and it's a super easy way to add some sex to your look.
8. The Off-The-Shoulder LBD
Express Black Fitted Off The Shoulder Dress, $39.90, express.com
Show off a little skin with this one. My favorite thing to do with an off-the-shoulder top like this is to throw on a cropped sweater vest, to add a little peek-a-boo cutout.
9. The Mod LBD With Leather Detailing
Laundry By Shelli Segal Mock Neck Faux Leather Detail Dress, $195, 1.bloomingdales.com
I love how this dress looks like a little skirt and top combo. Plus, the faux leather detailing will definitely keep you warm.