7 plain but versatile LBDs to dress up and down all Christmas season

Everyone needs just one LBD to keep them going during the hectic party season

About four years ago, I bought a Little Black Dress on the day of our office Christmas party because I really, honestly had nothing else to wear. Reader, I am wearing that dress today. It turned out to be one of the best pieces I invested €30 in (in Miss Selfridge). I wore it to the party that year and also for my friend's birthday party. And New Year's Eve. I wore it to two hen parties and then, when it stopped being an 'occasion dress', I wore it just, regularly. On its own with runners in summer (and heels when day became night) and now, with a pair of high boots and a chunky sweater over it.

For me, it's a classic LBD. Spaghetti straps, figure hugging. In the past, I would have gone for something shorter for this particular time in fashion; I'm glad that it's below the knee. Clearly, it's one of the most versatile pieces I own. The LBD has its go-to rep for a reason. If you don't have one, get one for the next couple of weeks.

When it comes to festive LDBs, keep it simple - the fewer bells and whistles the better because you want to do the accessorising to make it look a little different at every event. Dress it up and down with footwear and accessories and when it stops being a going out dress, let it be casual. Fashion winning all the way.


hm lbds

Silk Slip Dress €99 / Short Velvet Dress €9.99


topshop lbd

Fringe Cami Dress by Glamorous €38

River Island

river island lbd

Black Ruffle V Neck Slip Dress €37

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Bodycon Dress with Rhinestone Straps €59Sparkling Velour Dress €59

New Look


Black Bandage Bodycon Dress €39.99

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