If there’s one item that everyone needs in their wardrobe it’s an LBD. A little black dress is a staple piece perfect for almost any occasion. Your LBD doesn’t have to be boring though, there’s many ways to incorporate today’s trends into this timeless look. 

This Rachel Zoe dress is a classic shape with a twist: featuring a small slit down the front, a pop of white with it’s adorable flower embellished collar, and a stunning gold zipper down the back. This dress is elegant and classy, while still letting you embrace your inner flower child.
This dress by ISSA is a trendy take on old-fashioned pleats. The plunging neckline is the perfect contrast to the pleated skirt, making it a daring yet sophisticated look.
This dress by Marc Jacobs is simple, but still fun. With a sheer and polka-dotted neckline and sleeves, this dress is safe for any occasion without being boring. The low-cut back is a fun contrast to the high neck-line in the front.
This dress from Vaute Couture has just the right amount of ruffles. The high-neck and capped sleeves give off a very sophisticated look, and the adorable heart cut-out is so unique- you’ll be getting compliments on it all night!
This beautiful fairy-esque dress by Free People is flirty while still elegant. The tulle and flower patches are light and fun, and the cut-out back is just sexy enough.
Last but not least- who doesn’t love a little fringe? This dress is so much fun for a night out with friends. The long fringe contrasts the tight body-con dress, so it’s just the right mix of sexy and fun.

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Additional imagery via Sigmapress, Vogue 
Words written by Rachel Rusian