We adored all the Little Black Dresses (or LBDs, as they’re often called) in Season 4, Episode 13: “Damien Darko.” They were perfect for the W mag party: An iconic style for an iconic publication. But just because it’s an LBD doesn’t mean you can’t spice it up! The Gossip girls represented three distinct styles — and we’ll take you through them all.
The Unusual LBD
The Wild LBD
The Classic LBD
We love that Blair took a risk and chose an asymmetrical LBD for the W party. One-shoulder dresses are nothing new, but the sweet thing about her gown is how the off-shoulder bit is balanced by a strap on the other side, creating a geometrical cutout around the neck. Beautiful!
This unique look isn’t easy to find, but we tracked down a BCBGeneration dress with a similar neckline for a surprisingly reasonable $88:
Trust Serena to turn the LBD on its ear. Remember that crazy gown with the beading and cut-outs she wore? While there’s no copying that dress, we discovered this equally wild piece from Arden B.
We like the idea of cut-outs at the waist (thanks, Serena), but only if you’re out to party. As Serena reminds us, there’s a LBD for every occasion. Go get yours!
As the consummate business woman, Raina chose a classic silhouette — the sheath. Simple and elegant, this cut can be worn just about anywhere. Make sure the neckline is appropriate for the occasion, grab a statement jewelry piece a la Raina, and you’re good to go.
We came across a designer version of the LBD sheath on clearance for $68.75, down from $275! Snap this one up, and you’ll have money left over for accessories. You won’t be sorry: