The LLBD (Little Lace Black Dress) – A closet staple

LBD and pink garden rose

I have to admit that I don’t have the most glamorous cupboard. Sure I’ve gathered a few nice dresses for events that I have attended, but I was in desperate need for a little black dress for when my jeans and fancy-top just won’t cut it.

Finding the perfect one is however easier said than done. Since I struggle the most with dressing up during the colder months, one with sleeves was essential. I also didn’t want it to be too tight (so that I can enjoy the food) or in a shiny fabric.

Enter this lace dress from Woolworths. It is black lace with a scalloped skirt and sleeves. A dropped waist isn’t a silhouette I normally gravitate towards but somehow the proportions of this one works. The skirt doesn’t flare too much and the top isn’t too loose.

I styled it casually with simple gold jewellery from Zuri and a vintage pearl necklace from my grandma, black bow flats (from Mr Price) and a simple bow in the hair to somewhat disguise my frizzy hair (thanks rain!). It was perfect for a simple dinner date.

It would look just as good on a chilly summer evening as with stockings in the winter. All this plus the fact that it was on sale made it completely irresistable.

LBD and black bow

Gold zipper detail on LBD

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