Mad Men star Christina Hendricks stepped out to the New Face of MaxMara event in New York last week in a demure little black dress. The curvaceous role model chose to wear a Max Mara creation in homage to the luxury Italian fashion house, and Team LBD loves how the ruched, sheer, chiffon dress highlighted Christina's porcelain skin and flaming hair.

Christina’s lady-like revamp of the little black dress illustrates what Team LBD has known all along: your faithful LBD really can take you anywhere! The gathered waistline of the dress creates the illusion of a voluminous hour-glass figure, making this design a flattering option for any event.

Emulate Christina’s mature style and radiate sophistication with our Fount pleated little black dress (£57). The gathered structure of the waist and neckline shapes and contours your curves, whilst the sophisticated panelling on the hem elongates your frame. Although Christina teamed her little black dress with a pair of nude court shoes, Team LBD recommends opting for a pair of Moda in Pelle black, patent heels (now £45.95) for a perfectly polished look. Glam up the ensemble and go from day to night with metallic accessories. Why not invest in our bestselling Aftershock clutch (£71) and Fiorelli statement art deco ring (£20) for the staple accessories to compliment your go-to look?


Get the look: Fount Draw-String Neck Detail Satin Cocktail Dress £57;  Aftershock Avra Clutch Bag in Grey £71;  Moda in Pelle Instinct Black Patent Peep Toe Court Shoe Was £69.95 Now £45.95;  Fiorelli Imitation Rhodium Sunburst Ring with Catseye and Hematite Stones £19.95.

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