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Top 5 Little Black Dresses

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Whether you're heading off to a class reunion or walking the decks of a cruise ship, the little black dress is a no-fail option. Look for details that flatter your shape (strapless to show off great shoulders; waist details to optimize an hourglass shape) and pick a length anywhere from mini to right below the knee for the most versatile look.

1. Velvet Little Black Dress

Donna Morgan little black dress
Nordstrom.com

This easy burnout velvet shift features semi-sheer sleeves and a flattering shape to get you through parties with ease.

2. Sweater Knit Little Black Dress

Banana Republic silk lbd
Banana Republic

Up the dressiness of the little black dress, by going with the luxe factor of silk with a sexy bugle bead neckline.

3. Fringed Little Black Dress

Elizabeth and James LBD
Shopbop.com

So many of the little black dresses have a fitted shape, that it's nice to see a more forgiving style in this fringed Elizabeth and James tunic dress.

4. Ruffled Little Black Dress

Nordstrom.com

Get the extra coverage from a longer sleeve, but keep the flirty feel of a little black dress with this Donna Morgan dress with girly ruffle trim.

5. Lace Little Black Dress

Tahari little black dress
Nordstrom

This sexy little black dress comes in the season's best fabric: lace. It has an easy A-line shape that works for lots of body types.

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