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LBD: Lacy Black Dress

LBD: Lacy Black Dress

It’s always amazed me how telling a little black dress can be. Sheath dresses exude power, fit-and-flares emanate grace and femininity, and a timeless tunic dress is indicative of a well-diversified wardrobe. However, many girls I know are hesitant to dedicate an entire evening to a dark, monochromatic palette. Especially with the spring season in full swing, why opt for anything less than bright and bold?

As an advocate for all things timeless, I don’t believe you can ever go wrong with the little black dress. That doesn’t mean, however, that it’s necessarily the “safe” option. The LBD can be just as edgy, modern, or classic as you want it to be (trust me, there’s certainly no shortage of options). This weekend, I took a new approach to the number.

I’ve been infatuated with stacked ruffle dresses lately (or, as my boyfriend calls them, “cake dresses”). I find them very French looking, and the Francophile in me could not refuse this pick. With lace sleeves and a short skirt, it’s more approachable for spring, while equally as appropriate for an elegant night out. Of course, any dress I own must pass the twirl test, and this one blew me away. It’s so feminine, delicate, and borderline reminiscent of my Hot Topic days.

I dressed it down with Zara tassel loafers and back up again with dangly pearl statement earrings from Francesca’s. As an homage to the classic French style I was emulating, I teased my hair into a bouffant and pinned it in the back (I’m going to Paris this summer, so it’ll be exciting to repeat this look there, as well).

I’ve linked my dress below, as well as a few of my other top LBD-with-a-twist picks!

Photos by Forrest Culotta

 

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