Five Little Black Dresses Under $50


Audrey Hepburn, my little black dress idol.

Audrey Hepburn, my little black dress idol.

The holidays are just around the corner. Whether you are prepared or not. With all the cooking and shopping we do for others, we often forget about ourselves and our wardrobes.  I know it’s the season of giving, but you’ll feel better giving in style, right? Well I haven’t forgotten about you or your holiday style needs.  So with your schedules and budgets tightening up this holiday season, I’ve found some LBDs that won’t break your bank account.

 

1. Sequin

One trend that is popping up all over fashion magazines and blogs this season is sequins. WhoWhatWear reported that sequins are a shiny addition to any winter wardrobe. Maybe flashy isn’t your style.  However, a sequin LBD is an easy transition into the trend. Plus, everything is a little more flashy this time of year, you should be to. Add a pair of black tights and heels, and you’ve got a great look.

Black sequin dress from Wet Seal, only $24.80.

Black sequin dress from Wet Seal, only $24.80.

2. Embellished

So maybe sequins aren’t really your thing.  Don’t worry you have other options.  For example, a LBD with some small details might be more your style. InStyle agrees that small embellishments on a LBD make it standout from the crowd, while still maintaing a level of elegance.

London Times embellished black dress at Macy's, only $25.99.

London Times embellished black dress at Macy's, only $25.99.

3. Lace

Another trend that I talked about in my fall fashion trends post is lace.  Lace is big this season.  Don’t be afraid to give it a try.  Just make sure that you follow marie claire’s advice.  Don’t over do it.  Wear one thing lace and accessorize minimally. Simple shoes and a great bracelet or statement ring are all you need to complete your look.

Black lace dress from Forever21, only $27.80.

Black lace dress from Forever21, only $27.80.

4. Gold

If you’re like me then maybe you already have an extensive collection of LBDs.  When I see a good one I just can say no!  A different version of a LBD is just what you need.  Try one with a hint of gold in it.  A dress with a little hint of gold will make you glisten in the Winter snow.  Pair it with gold heels and you’ll be the envy of every girl at the party.

Little black dress with gold from Forever21, only $24.80.

Little black dress with gold from Forever21, only $24.80.

5. Cutouts

For those of you who are more ambitious in your holiday fashions, try a little black dress with cutouts. MillionLooks reported that the cutout craze is just beginning.  So be one of the first to wear the trend during the holidays.  Cutouts add instant sex appeal to an outfit.  Here again, I have to caution you. Don’t over do it with multiple cutouts, and make sure that they are in tasteful locations.

Black dress with cutout from bebe, only $34.95.

Black dress with cutout from bebe, only $34.95.

Which LBD are you going to wear this year?

Frugal Fashion Tip

Already have a LBD in your closet that will do just fine for the holidays?  Great.  Go ahead, wear what you got.  You can spice your old LBD up with some new accessories or a velvet blazer.

Images provided by Spotlight VintageWet Seal, Macy’sForever21, Forever21, and bebe.

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4 Responses to Five Little Black Dresses Under $50

  1. SaraPetee says:

    I don’t know why, but there’s just something about LBDs and the holidays, they’re just the best time to wear them! I love ringing in the New Year with a classic looking dress.

    I love your ideas of that classic iconic look, but the sequined dress just made me think too much of Ke$ha, but I loved this post!

    • It would take the right person and the right party to wear the sequin dress. The one nice thing about the LDB is that there are endless possibilities when it comes to choices. No matter what your taste or style, I guarantee that a some designer out there has just the dress for you.

  2. IngeVI says:

    You can wear them at so many occasions and combine them with so many different things, it’s a must have in every closet. I’m especially a fan of the LBD with lace

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