The “Little Black Dress” (LBD) is not a new fashion phenomenon and even though styles have varied over the years, it is a quintessential wardrobe staple for many women the world over.
A quality little black dress is incredibly versatile, dressed up or down to take you throughout your day with just a quick change of accessories. You can go casual with a pair of Converse and a denim jacket or head out to dinner dress with a pretty necklace and a pair of heels.
The Little Black Dress on-line boutique was born from an idea about creating The Perfect LBD; for every body shape, any age and every occasion. Because not one shape fits or flatters everyone it is important to enhance and embrace what you have and who you are.
The LBD collection boasts classic, timeless silhouettes with adapted necklines, sleeve lengths, skirt options and hemlines to suit a wide variety of body shapes. Finding the perfect fitting dress is easy with the online “Dress My Shape” guide which helps you select the most complementary styles for your body.
Knowing that the perfect Little Black Dress won’t go out of fashion we have put together some clever ways to style yours for the races.
TEAL TONES – ANASTACIA
Anastasia is a classic waisted dress with round neckline, 3/4 sleeves, flat bind waist detail & full skirt. Perfect for Hourglass, Oval, Pear & Column body shapes. View the Anastacia Little Black Dress here.
FOR THE RACES… Sleeves are perfect for cooler weather and so is this beautiful teal hat and suede gloves. The splash of teal in these shoes ties in perfectly without being too matchy-matchy and a gold statement necklace helps bring the entire outfit to life.
METALLIC MAGIC – AUDREY
Like her namesake, Audrey personifies sophistication & celebrates classic design. The perfect canvas, Audrey’s silhouette features a sleeveless cut, paired with an elegant above the knee, fitted dress shape, perfect for exposing just the right amount of flesh for a tasteful night or day look. View the Audrey Little Black Dress here.
FOR THE RACES… Metallic accessories work well with a plain black backdrop. Keep you shoes neutral, with an element of fun, and add a bold lip for extra punch.
PRETTY IN PINK – DAISY
Daisy is a mock wrap, sleeveless dress with deep frilled cross-over neckline & A-line skirt. Separate waist tie can be removed or easily interchanged with additional belts or colourful ties to create a versatile look. Mock wrap dresses provide maximum coverage without a skirt split. View the Daisy Little Black Dress here.
FOR THE RACES… The feminine frill of this dress calls for a soft colour palette. This neutral hat, complete with a baby pink ribbon, and nude heels combination could be a great outfit for not only the races and the polo.
HELLO HEELS – EMMA
Emma is a classic wrap dress with cross-over neckline, cap sleeves & A-line skirt with self tie waist detail. Wrap dresses are highly adjustable to create the optimum fit. View the Emma Little Black Dress here.
FOR THE RACES… This outfit is all about those Sophia Webster heels. Accessories can be tied into your shoes to make a bold statement. A minimal headpiece, such as this veiled headband, is versatile and easy to wear all day long.
DERBY DELIGHT – GRACE
Grace like her name suggests, will have you feeling the picture of poise and perfection in this classic LBD. Round neckline, cap sleeves and a flat bind waist detail offer the look of a tailored masterpiece, with a pencil skirt that elongates the legs for supermodel length. View the Grace Little Black Dress here.
FOR THE RACES… Wear a print midi skirt over your dress for a sophisticated layered look. A structured hat compliments this vintage inspired outfit creating a modern yet classic silhouette. Red nails and lips are always a classy combination with black and white, perfect for derby day!
COOL CLUTCH – LEXI
Lexi is a relaxed fit dress with floating sleeves, boat neckline. Separate waist tie can be removed or easily interchanged with additional belts or colourful ties to create a versatile look. View the Lexi Little Black Dress here.
FOR THE RACES… A bold coloured clutch creates an impact and is the stand out feature of this outfit. Complimenting black accessories including a bee brooch are subtle but enhance the entire look.