(SPOT.ph) Fun fact: the Little Black Dress, or the LBD as we like to call it, dates all the way back to the 1920s when Vogue featured Coco Chanel's very first LBD on its cover—but we wouldn't blame you if you thought the first little black dress was created for Audrey Hepburn for the movie Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961). Either way, the fashion piece has been around for decades and it remains a wardrobe staple to this day because of its versatility. Whether you're going for a more casual look for brunch with your friends, or for a more dressy evening like a night out with the girls, a little black dress will make your life easier.
Here’s a round up of 10 little black dresses that will save your life:
Black Wrap Midi Dress (P1,719) from Zaful
You can never go wrong with an easy-breezy wrap dress. This cute polka-dot midi dress from Zaful gives you that effortless it-looks-like-I-tried-dressing-up look without actually having to put in much effort. Plus, you can dress it down with some sandals or sneakers or dress it up with a pair of heels for a more glam look.
Metallic Thread Mini Dress (P1,595) from Bershka
If you're on the hunt for your next party dress, Bershka has got you covered. The shimmery fabric is made with a combination of black and metallic thread, lending lots of sparkle and shine to the dress—perfect if you plan on hitting the dance floor. Elevate your look by throwing on a denim jacket (or go bold with a neon topper!) if you want to turn heads—in a good way!
See a list of Bershka stores.
Print Lace Tea Dress (P2,695) from Topshop
When you find yourself in the mood to look cute while still feeling comfy, this number from Topshop will do just the trick. With the deep scoop-back style, the tiny ruffle details on the sleeves, and a flattering cinch on the waist, this LBD is great for days when you're hanging out with your friends, going to a weekend market, or just catching a movie. Plus, we love a dress you can throw on with a pair of sneakers.
See a list of Topshop stores.
Ruffled Dress (P2,295) from Zara
This elegant dress from Zara is a universally flattering piece you’ll want to have for days when you just don’t know what to wear. The boxy fit can conceal any areas you might otherwise want to hide, making it ideal for dinner, birthday parties...or practically any event where food’s involved! Food baby, who?
See a list of Zara stores.
Rib Strappy Scoop Neck Mini Dress With Dress Tape (P1,199) from Factorie
This mini dress from Factorie is just what you need to rock a sporty look. Its casual, no-nonsense style is great for running errands or doing some shopping. The white-stripe detailing on the sides also adds dimension to the dress while giving you a more defined figure. Want to accessorize? Top off your outfit with a baseball cap, a denim jacket, and sneakers for a laid-back look.
Available on Zalora.
Crepe Dress (P899) from H&M
One of the great things about living in a tropical country is that you can wear chic little dresses like this button-down crepe dress from H&M all year round. Add this new staple piece to your closet, and whip it out any time of the year. Wear by itself or layer it up with a loose cardigan, either way, you’d be doing it right.
See a list of H&M stores.
Boatneck Mini Dress (P895) from Pull&Bear
For a delicate, feminine look, check out this ruffled dress from Pull&Bear. The solid black color and V-detail makes this dress so simple yet adorable. Throw on some accessories like a pretty necklace or a pair of dainty earrings to add some character to your look.
See a list of Pull&Bear stores.
Mini Asymmetric Slit Dress (P1,649) from Pomelo
This LBD from Pomelo features an on-trend asymmetrical slit that'll elongate your legs. Pair this frock with a blazer or a cardigan and you're all set! It's perfect for working girls who are looking for something they can take from work to play.
Available on Zalora.
Tulle Mini Dress (P995) from Stradivarius
Got a last-minute date night with your crush and can't decide what to wear? This tulle dress from Stradivarius will save the day. It has a delicate polka-dot pattern on its sheer fabric, adding a whole new level of classic to the dress. Keep it casual by wearing it with your favorite white sneakers or take it to another level by slipping into some sky-high heels.
See a list of Stradivarius stores.
Overlap Dress (P689) from Zalora
Whether you're headed to a dinner out with the squad or spending a romantic night by the beach, this overlap dress from Zalora will work both ways. This chic piece is so versatile, you can even wear it to that important work meeting. Swipe on a bold red lippie for that extra boost of confidence and you're all set.
Available on Zalora.