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Our Top 10 Little Black Dresses

Halloween and Bonfire Night kick-start a party season that runs all the way through to the New Year. An essential item for any woman’s wardrobe or dressing room is the classic LBD – or little black dress – that can be dressed and styled according to the type of shindig you are going to. Kat Markowska, product manager for Spaceslide, picks 10 of the best dresses out in the shops right now!

Long Sleeved


Lace is one of the fabrics of the season so this Black Lace Bodycon Midi Dress from Miss Selfridge is perfect for showing you are bang on trend.  The dress has keyhole cut out detailing, a visible under-slip and a metal-ware zip.  Just take care when putting on your jewellery after so you don’t snag any of the gorgeous lace!  www.missselfridge.com


Racer Style

If you like showing off your shoulders and back, this Gothic Embellished Midi Dress from Oasis is a must.  The racer-cut back with embellished neckline is super flattering on the neckline and the lined woven fabric with a belted waist makes it a delight to wear.  www.oasis-stores.com


Cowl Neck

With its beautifully draped cowl neckline, Ralph Lauren’s Cowlneck Stretch Jersey Dress is figure-flattering.  The ruching is a great feature for delicately covering those minor lumps, bumps and imperfections that we all like to conceal!  A simple statement dress that can be accessorised any which way.  www.ralphlauren.co.uk


Leather Luxury

Warehouse’s limited collection includes this Studded Leather Dress of the finest quality.  The tailored and lined leather dress with rounded neckline features all-over stud embellishment and a concealed zip fastening at the back.  This is a bold choice for those who want something a little different.  Great with little ankle boots.  Rock on!  www.warehouse.co.uk


Satin Chic

This Bardot Prom Dress from True Decadence is an online exclusive for John Lewis.  Opulent and classic, the satin flared, knee-length skirt and tailored bodice help to create a perfect silhouette, whilst the dainty off-the-shoulder neckline is a fun and feminine feature.  John Lewis recommend teaming it with a pair of strappy heels, a coordinating clutch bag and some delicate jewellery for an elegant occasion ensemble.  www.johnlewis.com


Mini Dress

TFNC’s Marian Skater Dress is a mini-length polyester dress with a V neckline.  Silver bead embellishment features on the waistline and off the shoulders, and an exposed silver zip catches the eye at the back.  A fun skater dress for the dancefloor and fabulous with a pair of black, strappy heels.  www.very.co.uk


Fringe Finesse


My personal favourite!  The smooth, woven fabric of this Fringed Midi Dress with a plunging neckline from ASOS makes this a comfortable, lightweight item to wear.  The tassel trims will have a fabulous effect when you enter the room or move around on the dancefloor.  The dress also features a tie detail at the waist, presumably so you can loosen it as you eat more and more at the party!  www.asos.com

Vintage Style


Inspired by the 1950s, Lindy Hop’s fully lined 'Audrey' 1950's Black Swing Evening Dress has a fitted bodice and wide flared skirt that is destined to be whirled, twirled and boogied throughout the party.  Made from stretch cotton fabric, this is a classic and iconic style that will never be out of fashion.  Lindy Hop recommends wearing a 26" petticoat to create the look in the picture.  www.lindyhop.co.uk

Sequin Sparkle

The closer we get to Christmas, the more sparkle is required!  This mid-length Black Lace Sequin Low Back Dress from We Are Cow has batwing sleeves and a V shaped back.  It can be teamed with colourful heels or little black boots, depending on how much dancing you have planned!  www.wearecow.co.uk


Fluffy Fun

It’s always great to have an LBD that you can style up for a party or down for everyday wear.  This Dillan Knitted Fluffy Jumper Dress from Missguided is ideal for just this.  The mohair-look fabric is stretchy, soft and luxuriant, keeping you all cosy on those colder days.  Missguided suggest wearing the dress with contrasting items like a biker jacket for the perfect balance of textures.  www.missguided.co.uk


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