Fall Trend Alert! The Ubiquitous LBD

August 26, 2008 • Fashion

Does the LBD (little black dress) ever really go out of style? The fall ready-to-wear runway proved it is back with a vengeance. Not a single designer it seems left the LBD from their collection which would lead one to believe it is a must-have for fall/winter. And why wouldn’t it be? The LBD keeps coming back because it’s the one go-to look we women know looks great on us all. This year’s LBD is an ode to old Hollywood glamorous high-style. Think Jackie-O. Look for a dramatic detail such as feathers, an attached cape, lace, bows, ruffles, even one sleeve. Dare to be edgy.

(L-R) Alberta Ferretti, Michael Kors, Reyes

(L-R) Lanvin, Angel Sanchez, Chanel

(L-R) Max Azria, Narciso Rodriguez, Philosophy

(L-R) Jason Wu, Monique Lhuillier, Vera Wang

Now don’t stop there! Pair your LBD with crystal statement jewelry (or if you’re lucky, giant diamonds), a fur cape, your best rhinestone encrusted clutch and black Louboutins. Now you’re ready to take on the night!   


Shopping guide:

1. Nathan Jenden Alma Ruffle Dress $1,445
2. Rue du Mail Petal Trim Dress $1,865
3. Roberto Cavalli Puff-Sleeve Dress $1,395
4. Dolce & Gabbana Silk Cocktail Dress $1,950
5. Zac Posen Reglisse Silk Dress $2,300
6. Fendi Fine merino dress $810
7. Black Halo Jackie O Dress $345
8. Carolina Herrera Off-The-Shoulder Faille Dress $2490
9. MARC BY MARC JACOBS ‘Rolling Rings’ Dress $348
10. David Meister Rayon Matte Jersey Dress $308

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Image by Jessica Piraro
Runway photos: NY Mag

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2 Responses to Fall Trend Alert! The Ubiquitous LBD

  1. I’m not complaining! I love love love the LBD! In fact, I could swear I have about 4 of these *almost* exact sysles hanging in my fancy dress closet already!
    They are my weakness.. becasue I know.. even owning about a dozen of them.. I’ll just HAVE TO buy yet another one…
    Why? because they are just so perfect for everything!

  2. lacouturier says:

    gotta love the little black dress =)

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