Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW ©2010 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Blair and Dan Argue in Season 4, Episode 13: "Damien Darko"

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

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW ©2010 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Dan, Blair, and Stefano Tonchi in Season 4, Episode 13: "Damien Darko"

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:

Credit: The CW ©2011 The CW Network; Dress via Ardenb.com Photo: GG Guide to the Little Black Dress in "Damien Darko" Episode (Serena)

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!

Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW ©2010 The CW Network, LLC. Photo: Raina and Chuck Season 4, Episode 13: "Damien Darko"

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:

Credit: via theoutnet.com Photo: GG Guide to the Little Black Dress in "Damien Darko" Episode (Raina)
Credit: via BCBG.com Photo: GG Guide to the Little Black Dress in "Damien Darko" Episode (Blair)