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    6 Trending Summer Items

    Coming out of lockdown, just what do you buy to cover your (limited) occasions this summer? Let’s face it, many events are still off the table. Large music festivals are out of the question, huge family weddings, dancing in clubs and even attending race day events is a no go. But there’s no denying, small invitations are starting to be sent out. Did you know, someone is booking a summer holiday every...

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    6 Bridesmaid Dress Trends for 2020

    Here's 6 bridesmaid dress trends for 2020 that all brides shouldn't miss. If you need an outfit for your bridesmaids, then look no further. There’s every reason to make a visit to our online Wedding Shop this spring 2020. So, in order to make sure your bride squad looks just as fabulous as you do on the big day, read our blog for top tips and everything you need to know about bridesmaid fash...

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    Day 1: Team LBD's LFW highlights

    Who: Antoni & Alison What: Champions of 'zip up and go' style, design duo Antoni & Alison kicked off London Fashion Week 2012 with a selection of seamlessly chic and brightly printed shift styles alongside long and flowing t-shirt style silk dresses. Their beautifully graphic images punctuated with bright child-like scribbles and spray can effects on simple LWDs and LBDs had Team LBD inspired to reach...

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    How to recreate the best looks from fashion week

    The fashion world has been manic, recently, with New York and London fashion week. The new collections from designers filled up the catwalk. On the contrary, at Little Black Dress, our eyes were on the guests, inspiring us with their savvy street style looks. We've put together the best looks from the past two weeks, complete with the all important sartorial knowledge on how to recreate each look. Read on to ...

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    How to help your daughter find a flattering prom dress

    The special time has arrived; the moment your daughter has suddenly switched from little girl to young woman. When did that happen? Prom is an important time for a teen’s life, but it can come with a whole load of unexpected stress. Stress which the mother is usually burdened with. From growing expenses on finding a flattering dress to arguing over the curfew, it can quickly become overwhelming....

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    Wedding Guest Dresses Make Us Go Wow!

    Wedding guest dresses make us go wow! And they have never been so much in the news than in 2018 - what a year for humdinger weddings. We had two royal weddings and umpteen instagram weddings to goggle and coo over. Here is our pick of the best from 2018 - what's your favourite?...

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    Royal Ascot 2016 Race Day Style Guide

    It's almost time to hear the roar of the crowd as the tapes go up on the first race at Royal Ascot 2016. If you're attending the most prestigious racing event in the calendar, then you'll want to make sure you look the part. Of course, such a refined race meeting has very particular rules for ladies in the priciest enclosures. Read on to find out exactly how you should dress to impress in the Roya...

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    Prom Style - Celebrity Edition: Who Takes the Crown for You?

    It's all about proms at the moment, with girls around the world getting themselves ready to waltz onto the dance floor like an A-lister at an awards ceremony. But what looks did our favourite A-listers go for? We’ve selected our favourites, and our not-so-favourites, for you to look over and enjoy!...

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    Celebrity dress-up tips by red carpet stylist Lucas Armitage

    Jessica Wright at the NTA Awards, London, 2016. Photo by Richard Young/REX/Shutterstock. Dressing the likes of Made In Chelsea’s Lucy Watson, TOWIE’s Jessica Wright and TV presenter Katie Piper, London-based stylist Lucas Armitage certainly has a knack for headline-grabbing looks and flawless party style. We caught up with Lucas to find out his top picks from the new Little Bla...

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    The raciest red carpet dresses ever

    When it comes to dressing provocatively, there’s a very fine line between looking chic, not cheap. Flash a little too much flesh, in the wrong area, at a misappropriate event, and gorgeous can suddenly plummet into gaudy. From the super-sexy to the seriously not-so-stylish, enjoy our round-up of the raciest celebrity red carpet outfits ever. Then follow our top tips for doing sexy right and looking more Ma...

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    Christmas Party Dresses

    Team LBD know it’s never too early to get a head start on hunting down that perfect Christmas party dress. You know the one – it’s chic and on-trend yet sufficiently festive enough to merit you as the centre of attention. Let’s not let the festive decorations upstage you! From the festive red dress to the red carpet worthy evening gown, you will be spoilt for choice for Christmas par...

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    Outrageous gowns and decadent dresses at the 2015 Met Gala

    It's the biggest fashion party of the year and last night we saw the A-list turn out in an incredible kaleidoscope of style for the Metropolitan Museum's Costume Institute Gala. The theme for this year, China: Through The Looking Glass, provided a trend for flamboyance that each celebrity interpreted in unique form at the fundraising gala for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. With tickets cos...

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    The Wedding Insider's Hottest Bridesmaid Trends for 2015

    Looking for bridesmaids dresses can be a lovely experience, but it does come with its challenges too. After all, the dresses need to complement the wedding dress, the theme and not to mention the different styles, shapes and sizes of all the bridesmaids. So to make the process as simple as possible, Team LBD asked Wedding Magazine's fashion editor Sarah Tippett, who also runs T...

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    Your April Events Guide: Design My Night's most glamorous spring soirées

    The clocks have gone forward and summer sunshine is on the horizon, you know what that means - it’s April. We can finally start to show a bit of skin without getting frostbite. What better way to celebrate than to strut your stuff in a gorgeous dress at one of these events recommended by party enthusiasts and event insiders Designmynight.com. Read on for the coolest places to go and outfit inspiration...

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    What to wear to Aintree Races

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    Meet Fifty Shades of Grey's Dakota Johnson

    She's been cast as leading lady and love interest Anastasia Steele in the most anticipated film of the year, Fifty Shades of Grey, little known actress Dakota Johnson is about to be the next big thing in Hollywood. Not only is she starring alongside the perfectly chiselled Jamie Dornan, but her role in the dramatic love story is sure to be one most A-list actresses were fighting for (esp...

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    Feeling Unique: blogger Victoria from In The Frow describes her style

    One of Manchester’s biggest and best known bloggers, you only have to glance at Victoria of In The Frow to see why she’s created such a cult following. Chic, glamorous and unique, her trademark purple hair certainly sets her apart from the crowd, and she’s got the brains too – by day she’s a Fashion Retail Lecturer at the University of Manchester! So there was no doubt in our mind t...

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    Something for the Weekend: Outfit ideas for your mood

    Whether you want to channel old Hollywood glamour or something a little more individual and unique this weekend, LBD are on hand to make sure you sip your cocktails in style. From something sexy for a night on the tiles or the most glamorous gown for a special event, we've put together five suitably styled outfit ideas for our five different party moods, to spark some inspiration fo...

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    Glamorous hair: Charles Worthington's red-carpet worthy hairstyles

    There's nothing like fabulous hair to complement your glamorous evening look and who better to look to for inspiration than this year's red carpet celebrities. And when it comes to recreating these looks, there’s only one man for the job: Charles Worthington. The celebrity stylist’s red carpet credentials include being the official hair partner for the BAFTAs, whilst his namesake haircare brand focus...

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    Something for the weekend: The September issue

    It's now official... summer is over! September is here and we're begrudgingly preparing for those long, cold nights to draw in. However, this definitely does not mean that your wardrobe also has to suffer. Although we'll now be opting for slightly more muted shades (LBD's are top of the agenda), we've got the perfect outfits for an array of September occasions. Whether you're planning on relaxing in a bar with a...

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    The hottest events and style this Bank Holiday weekend

    As this weekend's blissful three-day bank holiday approaches, plans of action need to be put in place to make the most of it. Although Team LBD are usually advising you fashionistas over the difficult decision of what to wear for the upcoming weekend, we're offering a little bonus on this occasion. We're bringing you the hottest events and places to visit this weekend and of course we'll be giving you a few styl...

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    Something for the weekend: new arrivals styled for you

    It's that's time of the week again when the weekend planning begins and the cocktails are close enough to taste, but with the excitement comes the all important decision of what to wear for that special occasion. For those fashionistas who are lacking inspiration for this weekend's attire, look no further, because Team LBD have you covered. From sexy sheer-panelled peekaboo dresses to fabulously bold jumpsuits, ...

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    Something for the Weekend: Wiggle dress allure

    Reliable, flattering and versatile, it's no wonder that the wiggle dress has been gracing the curves of Marilyn Monroe and the like since the 1950s. And as strong as ever, the coveted style is back with a bang this season, only with new and improved colours, prints and embellishments. If our interview with fashionista Dawn O'Porter wasn't enough to convince you off this timeless style, then take a look at our fi...

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    How to wear the wiggle dress with Dawn O'Porter

    Some styles just never go out of fashion, and the trusty wiggle dress is one of them. At the peak of its popularity in the 50s and 60s (think Marilyn Monroe, Bettie Page and Christina Hendricks in Mad Men), it has flattered the female form for decades and remains a wardrobe staple for any vintage fan. For those of you not enlightened and wondering what is a wiggle dress? Don't worry, read on......

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    Something for the Weekend: The LBD edit

    Although we love experimenting with bold shades and pastel hued dresses as much as the next fashionista, there's nothing Team LBD love more than a timeless little black dress. So this weekend, we're taking it back to black and showing you just how versatile our favourite sartorial piece can be, by styling it five different ways for our five different moods. Whether you want something classic and elegant a la Jac...

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    Something for the weekend: have a chic heatwave!

    After months of windswept hair and inside-out umbrellas, it seems the English summer has finally turned up (fashionably late), and Team LBD couldn't be happier to see some rays! Whether you're attending a sophisticated garden party or a Pimms fuelled barbecue this weekend, there's no better way to greet the beaming sun than with a chic heatwave-proof dress. From floor-length colour-popping gowns to graphically p...

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    The Black Jumpsuit

    Step into summer in style with one of this season's hottest celebrity trends — the black jumpsuit. Tipped to be the new ‘it’ wardrobe piece, this eighties throwback has been popping up all over the red carpet lately. Team LBD shows you how you can work the trend into your summer wardrobe....

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    Revamp your LBD to wear to five different summer events

    Think of the hassle of having to buy a whole new wardrobe for all your summer events. Well fret not, we have the perfect solution to save you the bother and some cash. Invest in a versatile LBD, like our best-selling Lipstick Boutique Ivy Dress in Black and White, a steal at £50, then create lots of different looks by pairing it with different accessories depending on your mood and style, to wow ...

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    The White Dress: how to look white-hot with this season's coolest trend

    Lighter and brighter shades never fail to pop up this time of year, and there's no denying that white is having a moment this spring/summer season. Nina Ricci, Chanel and Matthew Williamson were just some of the designers to debut an array of stunning white dresses at the SS14 fashion shows, which triggered a white trend craze. As always, a hot new trend carries the ums and ahs of how to style it, and lets be...

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    Rihanna accepts Fashion Icon Award in a sheer 1920s dress

    Chic and elegant in a Chanel two-piece, or sexy and seductive in a plunging Giorgio Armani gown, Rihanna's style spans from ladylike to risqué, so there's never any predicting what she'll pull out for the red-carpet. The pop-princess exhibited her versatile and risk-taking style yet again at Monday night's Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards to accept her Fashion Icon Award, and proved she...

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    Outfit ideas: the white dress edit

    Although we are undoubtedly fully dedicated to the LBD here at Little Black Dress, there is no doubt that the lighter and brighter little white dress alternative is becoming a must-have item for this spring/summer 2014. If you want to make an on-trend statement, a white dress paired with statement accessories is your go-to outfit. For those who find trying a new trend somewhat daunting, fear not, as Team LBD hav...

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    Jessica Wright's fabulous new Lipstick Boutique collection

    Team LBD can't wait to experiment with bold colours and lighter shades this summer, and Jessica Wright's new collection for Lipstick Boutique offers just the selection to satisfy those SS14 cravings! Featuring sophisticated pencil shapes, sexy off-the-shoulder detailing and feminine lace, there's an array of beautiful dresses to suit all fashionistas. With luxurious materials and straight-off-the-catwalk cuts, i...

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    The hottest trends to inspire your outfits this weekend

    Choosing your outfit for the weekend can sometimes feel a little monotonous and can slowly loose it's allure, so why not spice things up this weekend not only by dressing for your mood but by doing the spring/ summer catwalks proud too? Whether you favour feminine lace or want to feel utterly glamorous in sequins, there is an SS 14 trend for every fashionista. Here at Little Black Dress we’ve put together ...

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    Prom outfit ideas for every personality

    Every year when prom season rears its fabulous head, Little Black Dress is overloaded with beautiful dresses that wouldn’t look out of place on the red-carpet. The typical prom attire has evolved from Barbie-esque sugary shades and Big Fat Gypsy Wedding shapes over the years, into an ‘anything goes’ uniform, but of course in elegant moderation! Whether you’re a ladylike modern-day Hepburn...

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    Brighten up your weekend and embrace the hot-hues trend

    As the weekend approaches after a luxurious 4-day-week, what better way to top it off than by treating yourself to some new on-trend frocks? Brights were seen all-over the spring/summer 2014 catwalks, and these colour-popping tones are sure to get you in the mood for a weekend celebration. Whether you want to feel feminine this weekend in a twee floral print or you want to step out with head-to-toe sex appeal, h...

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    Shapewear: The Team LBD challenge

    Did you know that what you wear under your dress is as important, if not more important, than the dress itself? What’s the point in finding the most amazing frock, but then not having the underwear to show it off to its best effect? If you really want to do your dress justice, those irritating lines and bumps have to go! With lots of different shapewear brands on the market, Team LBD set out to bring you t...

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    Pastel infused outfit ideas for the Easter weekend

    Easter Sunday means a luxurious extended weekend and endless amounts of chocolate appearing and disappearing, but more importantly it marks the arrival of ice-cream shades and sugar-coated styles making their way into our wardrobes. So spring has finally sprung and if you want to spend this bank holiday weekend in style, then a sorbet coloured dress is the perfect solution to make sure you look festive yet fashi...

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    Outfit ideas for every little black dress

    Wearing an LBD for your work’s night out or a romantic dinner can sometimes feel a little outdated or ‘done’, but have no fear! Here at Little Black Dress, we know the importance of an LBD, and how the timeless yet versatile piece can be instantly updated with a cut-out here and an embellished neckline there, making it a contemporary style-staple. Take a look at our five fabulous outfits, to in...

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    Fat-bottomed girls rejoice! Kim Kardashian makes big bums fashionable

    Fat-bottomed girls make the rockin' world go round, according to Queen, yet for far too long, the fashion industry sadly hasn't shared this sentiment. But that all seems to be changing thanks to a certain Kim Kardashian. Love her or hate her, the queen of American reality TV and her ever-expanding derrière is sparking a trend Stateside that should give us atypical British pear-shapes something to smile ab...

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    Wedding guest dresses for all budgets

    Whether you want to dash or splash the cash for that show stopping wedding guest dress, we have the perfect array of beautiful dresses to satisfy your fashionable needs and help you achieve a look that even the bride may envy! From stunning floor-length dresses, to demure fitted styles, Team LBD have hand-picked twelve individual dresses with a little something for everyone. £55 and under If you’re...

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    On-trend outfit ideas for the weekend

    This spring/summer 2014 sees the return of bold shades, pretty pleats and glamorous embellishments, offering a chance for every fashionista to express their own personal style. If you feel like showing your flirty and feminine side this weekend, or maybe you want to catch some attention with a little racy number but still want to be on trend, then take a peek at our five stylish and personally-tailored weekend-r...

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    Great Gatsby Fashion: introducing 20s inspired brand, Gatsbylady

    Since Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 adaptation of The Great Gatsby, we can't take our eyes off all the modern day Great Gatsby fashion and more specifically, timeless flapper dresses. The iconic dress is not only perfect for that all-important fancy dress party, but it's also a fabulous Saturday night alternative. Top of the flapper-dress-fan-club are celebrity fashionistas, with 20s inspired dresses becoming their ...

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    Outfit ideas for Aintree Ladies Day

    Whether you want to step up the sex appeal or style yourself in classic Racing attire this Aintree Ladies Day, we have five wonderfully fashionable outfit ideas to kick-start your shopping. Well known for its eclectic mix of fashion, Aintree race course welcomes the expression of personal style and with this comes shorter hem-lines, as unlike Ascot there are no strict dress code regulations. However, not al...

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    Stylish outfit ideas for the weekend

    After five long days of wearing conservative suits and toned-down work uniforms, the weekend finally calls and it's time to let your hair down and put your best fashion-foot forward! Whether you want to feed your inner diva in a glamorous floor-length gown or be the trend-setter of the evening in a unique and contemporary outfit, we have some gorgeous outfit ideas to inspire you and fit your stylish needs! Clas...

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    Find your perfect prom dress with Little Black Dress

    Searching for your perfect prom dress? Well look no further, whether you want short and flirty or something bold to make you stand out from the crowd, we've got it all. Team LBD love the classic prom shapes which are so flattering for every figure and come in a multitude of colours, embellishment and length, and then there's the show stopping floor-sweeping gowns, perfect for hiding any unwanted areas or showing...

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    Wedding guest outfits for every type of wedding

    Whenever wedding season comes around, Team LBD can think of nothing more essential than finding that all-important head-turning wedding guest dress! So here to help you with those tricky dress codes is all the inspiration you need for that chic city wedding, and the tips for being formal and staying beach-cool for those nuptials abroad. Whether you're looking for something feminine and pretty or sexy t...

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    Stylish outfit ideas to get you in the Saint Patrick's spirit

    It only comes around once a year, but whenever it does we're more than happy to get our green glad-rags on, drink Guinness and attempt our best Irish dancing for Saint Patrick’s Day! Whether you feel like celebrating with a sophisticated dinner, a glamorous night on the tiles or a day at the pub, we have some gorgeous outfit ideas to help you dress for your mood this Paddy's Day. Classic Are you f...

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    Outfit ideas to help start your weekend in style

    If you've been captivated by last weekend’s Oscars and want to try your own glamorous nude look, or maybe you've been inspired by the vintage Oscars looks from over the years and want to try something classic, then look no further as we have some beautiful outfit ideas. We've put together five fabulous looks worthy of any red carpet, so you can satisfy your Oscars cravings once and for all! Classic A mon...

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    Set the style stakes high this weekend with Little Black Dress

    Are you feeling particularly fabulous and feminine this weekend? Or perhaps you feel like channeling your inner Gaga with a unique look? Here at LBD we’ve put together five outfits to give you a head start so you can dress for whatever stylish mood you’re in this weekend! Classic Think Audrey Hepburn, Coco Chanel and Victoria Beckham, and if you fancy looking as polished as these fashionable ladies...

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    Dress for your mood this weekend with Little Black Dress

    Are you feeling fabulously feminine this weekend? Or maybe you want to demonstrate a little sex appeal? Well no matter how you're feeling we’ve come up with some stylish ensembles so that you can dress for your mood as well the occasion this weekend. Classic and Chic Fancy channeling the supremely stylish icon Audrey Hepburn this weekend? Opt for a timeless black pencil dress like the Reiss Casablanca Dr...

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    Blogger Julia Shutenko wears Little Black Dress for LFW

    Super-stylish fashionista, and one of Team LBD's favourite bloggers, Julia Shutenko has been looking ever-so stylish this London Fashion Week, wearing none other than Little Black Dress. A previous journalist at Elle and Harpers Bazaar, Ms Shutenko, with her expert eye for what's hot, was spotted not once, but thrice in our dresses to attend the shows. First up, Julia opted for the simply stunning&n...

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    Set hearts Wilde this Valentine's like actress Gabriella!

    Blossoming English actress Gabriella Wilde is set to grace our screens this Valentine’s Day in romantic drama Endless Love, a tale of a privileged girl and a charismatic boy whose instant desire sparks a love affair made only more reckless by parents trying to keep them apart. Known for her effortlessly chic style we can't wait to see her on screen wardrobe, and did we mention she's starring alongside...

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    Looks to make him hot under the collar this Valentine's

    Whether you’re spending this Valentine's as a single lady out with friends, or you're being whisked off on a romantic date, we have four stylish outfits to make sure you’re ready for the weekend! Classic and Chic No matter if you’re in love or looking for love, a little sophistication never goes amiss. The Chi Chi London Cleo Dress in Black, £49.99 is the perfect piece to make...

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    The LBD dead? We think not…

    An article in the Daily Mail newspaper has claimed that online shopping is killing off the little black dress. Radio 4 presenter Winifred Robinson, who has relied on the LBD for years, spoke to retailers whose sales of black dresses are down because, they say, shoppers find it harder to see the detail in a black dress on the internet, whilst ‘selfies’ get more reaction from viewers when wearing more ...

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    Get ready for the weekend with Little Black Dress

    After the Christmas and New Year party season we may all be lacking in style inspiration, but there's no need to let the fashion fade. The weekend calls for a night out to get all glammed up and let your hair down, so we’ve put together three outfits to help you beat the January blues. Wine and Dine For a night of food and cocktails with your friends or other half, sophisticated elegance is always the ro...

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    Iconic Red Dresses

    From deep ruby to bold crimson, there's nothing like a dashing scarlet dress to create wow factor during the Christmas party season. But before you browse Team LBD's gorgeous collection of red dresses, take a trip down memory lane with us; we've collated our top famous red dresses of all time. From everyone's favourite working girl Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, to the high-fashion echelons of Valentino, it's ti...

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    How to create the hottest hair and make-up party looks

    Want the perfect Christmas party beauty look? Team LBD has it covered! When shooting our seasonal Party Dress Lookbook, we asked the lovely, and very talented, Richard Harvey to create some hair and make-up looks that would be a hit this party season. As one of the UK's leading hair and make-up artists, Richard has worked with some of the best models, photographers and celebrities around the world, including Bjo...

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    The ultimate Christmas party dress guide

    Make sure you're the best dressed come Christmas party season with our guide to the perfect Christmas party dresses. Taking note of AW13's most-stylish trends, from flapper fashion to the minimalist maiden look, and Team LBD's figure-flattering policy on all dresses big and small our team of fashion experts, including Editor-in-Chief of social shopping site Styloko.com, Emily O'Brien, celebrity stylist Coco Smit...

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    Winter wedding guest dresses

    Wedding season doesn't come to a halt just because the sun has stopped shining and Christmas is around the corner. In fact, now more than ever brides are waiting for winter and the picture-perfect scenery (and luxurious fashion) it brings to say ‘I do’. So, what to wear to a winter wedding? Do you go long or short when it comes to your wedding guest dress? Bright or autumnal? Are sequins ap...

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    All hail the little black dress!

    Flattering, comforting, sexy, ladylike, elaborate, simple, stylish, ageless, classic, modern, versatile… I am many things to many women; I am the little black dress....

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    The Team LBD Edit: Best of New in

    This week there’s been an influx of glamorous, chic and super stylish new arrivals to LittleBlackDress.co.uk, with autumnal shades and patterns being popular contenders. The autumn season calls for a new take on the classic party dress, and our new arrivals have us pining for our next party invite. From luxurious velvet dresses and berry hued bodycons, to our favourite seasonal print, tartan, there’s...

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    Three ways to wear your lace dress this Christmas party season

    From Dita Von Teese-inspired lace bodices and slinky silhouettes to the more demure and dainty crochet and tulle-covered dresses, our styling team showcase the top three ways to wear lace dresses for Christmas party season, with a little help from our favourite A-list lace lovers... Vintage vixen The lace dress lends itself perfectly to the covetable vintage look as championed by Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs...

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    LBD's favourite famous party dresses of all time!

    With the Christmas season just around the corner, there’s no better time to start planning your Christmas party outfit. So in order to give you a sprinkling of party dress inspiration, Team LBD decided to take a trip down memory lane, bringing back the dresses that made a glorious, gossip-worthy and not to mention stylish, mark on the fashion timeline. From the big screen to the stage, here’s the rou...

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    The Team LBD Edit: Best of New In

    It’s no secret how much we love party dresses, so when the newest pieces arrive to LittleBlackDress.co.uk we just can’t wait to shout about them. This season, we've had some exciting arrivals: from shift and peplum style cuts, to textured fabrics and floor-length gowns. There’s a dress for every occasion and for all shapes and sizes, so there’s no denying our latest dresses will have you ...

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    Be the Belle of the Ball: Evening Dresses for Christmas

    Belle of the Ball: Evening Dresses Charity balls, company Christmas parties, star-studded premieres and launch parties. Phew! Christmas is a busy time of year for everyone (even brunch with the girls counts as a hot dinner dress date in December). Move over jeans, December is all about the party dress! Whatever your high octane occasion we’ve got a wow-worthy Christmas party dress this autumn wint...

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    Nip ‘n’ tuck Christmas party dresses

    Party season is fast-approaching and whether you’re buxom with curves to kill but bingo wings to match, an apple-bottomed beauty looking to slim down your hips and hide that muffin top or straight up and down a la Alexa Chung and lusting after a lift, Team LBD have got the solutions (and the Christmas party dresses!) for your body problems…...

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    Maternity dresses to make you glow

    When you hear maternity dress, it’s common to think of an array of unfavourable descriptions, such as frumpy, baggy and just totally unflattering, right? Well think again, because the fashion genies at Rock-a-bye Rosie have created a fabulous maternity range aimed towards the stylish, pregnant woman and Team LBD are bringing it directly to you. So all you yummy mummies to-be can be rid of those &lsquo...

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    Ex-Elle editor, Julia Shutenko wears LittleBlackDress.co.uk for LFW

    Julia Shutenko knows her stuff when it comes to fashion. She's worked as an editor at ELLE magazine, published her own book of fashion photography I AM FASHION, and runs her own super-stylish blog JuliaShutenko.com. So we were more than a little flattered when the fashionista chose a LittleBlackDress.co.uk dress for Day 4 at London Fashion Week. The Geeks and Stitches 'Smize' dress, availab...

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    Colour trends for Autumn 2013

    The black dress will always be our first love but this season our favourite designers are taking a more colourful approach when it comes to your occasion dress styling. From powerful pinks and ravishing reds to cool blue and AW13's favourite minimalist white, here's the key colour trends and the dresses you need to work them this season... PINK DRESSES From Celine to Chanel the AW13 runways were tickled pink...

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    4 new season party dress looks

    Summer may be over but the silver lining of that reality is that party season is just beginning! And with a list of festivities all the way until *whisper it* Christmas, Team LBD have got the party dresses you need to invest in now and the accessories to style them for an AW13-savvy look. Happy shopping......

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    Summer evening dresses

    If you've still got your summer event of the year to come then you're in luck because we've just updated our sumptuous summer-savvy evening dress collection at LittleBlackDress.co.uk. You're going to want to see this... Left to right: Forever Unique Abba Dress in Magenta, £250; Forever Unique Bonny Dress in Silver, £220; Forever Unique Regina Dress in...

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    Cocktail hour: The best new season cocktail dresses

    As we move away from pastel palettes and delicate detailing and on to AW13 styling (yes, it's time to start thinking about your Christmas party dress, ladies), you can breathe a sigh of relief that tis the season for figure-flattering black, curve-enhancing silhouettes and make-you-feel-good fabrics. Think classic LBDs, vintage-inspired wiggle shapes and super-luxe jacquard and silk and you've got the beginnings...

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    Summer lace dresses

    Whether it is the main course of a catwalk show or simply the aperitif, ladylike lace has been woven into collections everywhere this year. From the delicate lace accents that adorned the SS13 marine-themed range at Just Cavalli and Louis Vuitton’s AW13 ‘lady of the night chic’ creations, to the heavy lengths of all-over lace that took centre stage at the Dolce and Gabbana SS13 and Elie Saab AW...

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    Celebrating LBD icon Coco Chanel's birthday

    This month, we’re celebrating the birthday of the original and ultimate LBD icon, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. Born 19 August, 130 years ago, the late, great Coco Chanel is of course acclaimed for creating the little black dress as we know it today. Over four decades since the Parisian couturier’s death, such is the influence of the woman with dark bobbed hair and blazing red lips, a razor-sh...

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    Figure-flattering holiday dresses

    Whether you are jetting off to The Bahamas or Barbados, Barcelona or Berlin this summer, make sure the first thing to go in your suitcase is a figure-flattering holiday dress. From the summer maxi to the micro mini – perfect for maximum suntan exposure! – LittleBlackDress.co.uk has a range of holiday dresses designed to flatter and complement every body shape. If you want to ensure you get the perfec...

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    New season birthday party dresses

    If you're a late summer baby with a birthday to celebrate in the next few weeks we've got the statement-making party dresses you need to make the night all about you... Hedonia Liberty Prom Dress in Fuschia, £80 Nothing says 'it's MY birthday' like hot pink and this bandeau mini dress with flirty flippy skirt and elegant pleating will look amazing as you take a spin on the dance floor....

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    The sexiest cocktail dresses for summer

    Show off your sunkissed skin at the cocktail bar this season in one of LittleBlackDress.co.uk's sexy cocktail dresses...  ...

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    Team LBD's favourite occasion dresses

    From the prettiest prom dresses to the most elegant evening gowns, LittleBlackDress.co.uk is sure to have the perfect little number for your occasion. Team LBD knows how important it is for you to look and feel a million dollars. So, to help your search for that unforgettable party dress, we have compiled an exclusive edit of our top five occasion dresses for SS13. MADE IN MONO   Get the Dress: Bernshaw ...

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    LBD's top five maternity dresses

    Britain is a nation gripped by the royal baby watch! To celebrate the imminent arrival of our new royal heir, Team LBD share with you our top five maternity dresses. Whether you think that ladylike Kate Middleton deserves the ‘best dressed baby bump’ trophy or Frankie Sandford’s edgy pregnancy style is more up your street, our new range of designer maternity wear from Rock-a-Bye Rosie will ensu...

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    Celebrities love maxi dresses

    With summer well and truly upon us, Team LBD can't help but notice that everybody seems to be donning their maxi dresses this season. Whether it’s for a red carpet event or a summer holiday, celebrities just can't get enough of these floor-length sensations! From floaty and floral to elegant and sophisticated, the maxi dress is a wardrobe essential that will flatter your figure and there's one to suit ...

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    Dive in to summer with our blue dresses

    Dive into the blue this season with this season's sensational summer shade. From fabulous inky indigo to shimmering turquoise and opulent navy, the runways were awash with marine shades for 2013. Philip Lim’s spring collection was inspired by a rich cobalt colour palette whilst Oscar de la Renta opted for cool slate navy and Matthew Williamson embraced ocean aqua. Team LBD are here to help with this hand...

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    Four ways to wear your maxi dress

    From observing the ladies lunching in alfresco terraces and the celebrities out on the town this hot summer weekend, one thing is clear: the maxi dress is having a moment. Right now, Team LBD can't get enough of our Little Mistress orange embellished maxi dress (now reduced — as if you need any extra incentive to snap it up!) and we just had to share it with you. As we already know that you'll be desperate...

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    Kate's maternity dress highlights

    The royal baby is on its way and it's highly likely she or he will be as much of a trend-setter as its mother. In homage to the imminent arrival Team LBD look back at Kate Middleton's maternity dress wardrobe... PRINT PRINCESS Usually one for pristine block colours the Duchess of Cambridge has experimented with pattern throughout her pregnancy. We love these printed maternity dresses, all from the high...

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    Purse-friendly, party dresses from Lipstick Boutique

    What could be better than finding the perfect party dress to make you look and feel a million dollars? Discovering that coveted piece and still having money left over for Mojitos and Margaritas, of course. The stars of The Only Way is Essex have designed a collection of fabulous and affordable party dresses for exclusive brand Lipstick Boutique with this in mind. Whether you are on a mission ...

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    Summer's best black dresses

    Just because the sun is shining doesn't mean your black dress has to be banished to the back of your closet. It's the perfect colour for attracting the sunshine in fact so slap on the black and get ready to bronze! THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS At the heart of our brand is the little black dress. The black dress is there for you in times of doubt and in times of decision. Not sure what to wear for your hot date? ...

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    Summer holiday dresses for 2013

    Make the promenade your catwalk this holiday season by embracing the styles from the fashion houses’ freshly released Resort 2014 collections. The latest designs inspiring Team LBD’s summer holiday dresses are nothing short of a visual feast. Whilst the British drizzle  will no doubt be back with a vengeance soon (ever the pessimistic Brits!), those fortunate enough to be jetting off to sunny sa...

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    Another year older? Treat yourself to one of our birthday dresses!

    Is it just us or as every birthday draws nearer do you find yourself in the same I-don't-have-anything-to-wear drama (whilst sobbing in to a wardrobe full of party dresses that just aren't 'new' or 'special' enough for your celebration) too? In the famous words of Elle Woods ‘You can’t look like you do for any other date. This is the date’. So if you’re looking for a birthday dress wi...

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    Get pitch-side ready with our top white dresses for Wimbledon!

    Its game, set, match as we get ready to watch the hottest tennis tournament of the year! Here at Team LBD we couldn't be more excited to don our Wimbledon whites and embrace the little white dress for court-side chic. Whether you've got tickets to the tournament, you’re sipping Pimms in the park or simply indulging in a bowl of strawberries and cream, let our fashion team show you how to look grand-sl...

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    Day dresses at LittleBlackDress.co.uk

    Summer is the perfect season for discovering the diversity of the day dress, and with our extensive collection at LittleBlackDress.co.uk, you can check out our on-trend offering without leaving the comfort of your sun lounger. From monochrome to pretty pastels, with an all-out carnival of coloured prints and patterns thrown in... choosing your day dress style could be a challenge! COLOUR ME IN Get the l...

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    How to dress if you're an... hourglass

    This week at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we’re going back to basics with our body shape special. Take a look at our guide to defining and dressing for your body shape (by the fabulous Wendy Elsmore, celebrity stylist and founder of London College of Style) and keep your eyes on the blog because each day we’ll be bringing you more tips and tricks for each shape in the body shape fruit bowl. Today...

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    How to dress if you're... a boyish shape

    This week at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we’re going back to basics with our body shape special. Take a look at our guide to defining and dressing for your body shape (by the fabulous Wendy Elsmore, celebrity stylist and founder of London College of Style) and keep your eyes on the blog because each day we’ll be bringing you more tips and tricks for each shape in the body shape fruit bowl. Today...

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    How to dress if you're... a pear shape

    This week at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we’re going back to basics with our body shape special. Take a look at our guide to defining and dressing for your body shape (by the fabulous Wendy Elsmore, celebrity stylist and founder of London College of Style) and keep your eyes on the blog because each day we’ll be bringing you more tips and tricks for each shape in the body shape fruit bowl. Today...

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    How to dress if you're...petite

    This week at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we’re going back to basics with our body shape special. Take a look at our guide to defining and dressing for your body shape (by the fabulous Wendy Elsmore, celebrity stylist and founder of London College of Style) and keep your eyes on the blog because each day we’ll be bringing you more tips and tricks for each shape in the body shape fruit bowl. Today...

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    How to dress if you're... curvy

    This week at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we’re going back to basics with our body shape special. Take a look at our guide to defining and dressing for your body shape (by the fabulous Wendy Elsmore, celebrity stylist and founder of London College of Style) and keep your eyes on the blog because each day we’ll be bringing you more tips and tricks for each shape in the body shape fruit bowl. Today...

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    How to dress if you're an... apple shape

    This week at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we're going back to basics with our body shape special. Take a look at our guide to defining and dressing for your body shape (by the fabulous Wendy Elsmore, celebrity stylist and founder of London College of Style) and keep your eyes on the blog because each day we'll be bringing you more tips and tricks for each shape in the body shape fruit bowl. Today, apple shaped women, ...

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    5 prom outfits for every budget

    It's that time of year. Time to drop the highlighters, bin those revision notes, and start the search for that all important prom dress. Finding the perfect prom outfit isn't easy, but fear not as Team LBD are here to help! Here we present 5 of our favourite prom looks for your big occasion, whatever your budget or style... Under £150 For a complete outfit all under £150, channel sophisticated...

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    Sienna Miller works a simple black midi dress

    Sienna Miler is one of those people who makes even the most simple of ensembles look a million dollars. And the Hollywood starlet recently stepped out in style in a fitted Burberry midi-length black dress for the premiere of her new movie Just Like A Woman, that looked just that. Keeping accessories to a minimum and opting for a complementary pair of black suede pointed heels, the A-list actress w...

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    Graduation dresses

    Check out Team LBD's pick of the best graduation dresses from LittleBlackDress.co.uk, featuring the most must-have styles of cap and gown accompaniments from pretty peplum dresses and tailored pencil dresses to enchanting embellishments. Pretty peplums Peplums add a playful twist to a classic dress design, perfect for any graduation ceremony. Not only are these smart dresses graduation-...

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    SS13 wedding guest dress trends

    Summer is by far the busiest season for weddings, and let's face it, the bride has got it easy when it comes to dressing 'on-trend' for the big day. Finding the perfect (and season-savvy) wedding guest dress can however be a bit of a mission. If you're unsure what's hot and what's not in the world of dresses for wedding guests and need some expert dress advice, Team LBD are here to help! Top trends from the SS13...

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    4 ways to wear your race day dress

    Race season is officially upon us and with the highly anticipated annual Ascot Races fast approaching in mid-June, it's time to begin planning those all important race day outfits. Midi dresses are a key trend for SS13, and what better way to embrace the midi than at an event where, let's face it, it's ALL about the dresses! Here's Team LBD's guide to instant race day dress readiness. Matchy Matchy, Classy, S...

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    Our favourite lace dresses

    Fast-becoming as must-have as the classic LBD the LLBD (that's Little Lace Black Dress) is having a big moment. Perhaps it's the sexy yet sophisticated vibe the sheer style gives off or perhaps it's the homage to vintage fashion as well as contemporary cool that makes women of all shapes and sizes reach for the lace dress. Or maybe it's the versatility of the lace dress; wear it day or night, season to season...

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    Yellow dresses!

    Yellow is a rising trend when it comes to special occasion dressing, so keep one sky high stiletto ahead of the fash pack with Team LBD's pick of the best sunny coloured frocks... Ukulele Cotton Pearl Dress in Yellow, £110. Ideal for summer weddings and for garden parties this yellow dress with ladylike pearl collar detailing is the perfect way to ease yourself into the sunset shade. Miss Patina E...

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    Get the LBD look for spring!

    Fresh from our SS13 shoot Team LBD are great believers in wearing your little black staple all year round. Not sure how to style your LBD for summer nights? Our gorgeous model has that sorted for you! Shop the look: Fount Contrasting Panel Tube Dress, £49; Clare Hynes Da Xia Necklace, £75; Bourne Kitty Shoe in Floral Print, £140. Balloon optional....

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    Sparkle like Daisy Buchanan: 1920s accessories

    Daisy Buchanan is the leading lady of this year's most anticipated movie, The Great Gatsby, and she's fast becoming a fully-fledged fashion icon. Pearl and rhinestone headpieces, flapper dresses, pristine pearls, feather cover-ups... it's hardly difficult to see why! Team LBD are well and truly in the Gatsby glamour mood, and over on Polyvore we've been pulling together some inspirational boards that would h...

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    Introducing: Geeks and Stitches

    Hot new LittleBlackDress.co.uk brand, Geeks and Stitches fearlessly fuses the creativity of science and the sophistication of fashion to create a fierce fashion statement. Catapulting onto the scene in 2011, this brand stands out for ALL the right reasons and won't leave you penniless. High fashion at affordable prices? Yes please! Geeks and Stitches is the go-to label for grabbing a slice of the digital...

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    Team LBD's top 5 BAFTA dresses

    Last night saw some of TV's most stylish celebs grace the red carpet for the annual BAFTA TV Awards. Of course the awards themselves are important, but here at Team LBD it's ALL about the dresses! We're impressed with the stylish selection on show, and here we give you Team LBD's take on the 5 best BAFTA dresses (one of which actually came FROM LittleBlackDress.co.uk!)... Everyone's favourite boho babe go...

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    Sparkle this summer in sequins!

    Sequins are the perfect way to stand out in the heat this summer, and with sequins playing a starring role in SS13's high-shine metallic trend, you'll be channelling runway fashion too. Here we introduce Team LBD's pick of the top 5 sequin dresses to see you through the summer months in both style AND shine! Take a tip from sequin-lover Taylor Swift and shine centre-stage in a silver sequin mini dre...

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    'Punk' meets red carpet dressing at the Met Ball

    The theme of this year's Met Gala Ball was 'Punk: Chaos to Couture' and that meant our favourite black red carpet gown was a key feature at the star-studded event. While some celebs went to town on the Gothically gorgeous theme with luxe lace, mesh detailing and seriously smouldering eye make-up others gave their outfits their own, off-piste twist, (Gwynnie, we're looking at you!). From the fancy dress style ...

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    What to wear: Mother of the bride

    It's your daughter's big day and you want to mark the occasion properly. Any old dress that you wore for a dozen weddings before just won't do, and you can rest assured your understated head wear collection won't feel fitting when you're watching your little girl take her vows. If you're looking for a little mother of the bride style inspiration then look no more... OLD SCHOOL GLAM Old school glamour i...

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    What's your prom style?

    Whether you love the classic long evening gown, covet a colour-pop style rebellion for your end of year celebration or fancy something a little sexier we've got something to suit every size, shape and personality at LittleBlackDress.co.uk this prom season... GORGEOUSLY GLAM Glam doesn't have to mean subtle with this season's classy colour-pop gowns! We love this look-at-me coral design from Gorgeous Co...

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    Prom trends 2013

    2013 is a big year for the prom dress with the UK's and Hollywood's young elite setting the bar very high when it comes to this season's event fashion. From Oscar-esque metallic evening gowns and catwalk inspired crystals and lace to bright whites and daring splits here's Team LBD's picks of prom trends straight from the red carpet... TREND: METALLIC MISTRESS Oscar-worthy golds and Sci Fi silvers on th...

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    One maxi dress, five ways

    While we would all love a new maxi dress for every occasion (Cher from Clueless' wardrobe being the dream) our budgets can't always stretch to such an ideal. With this in mind, every girl needs a dress that is versatile enough to be worn from a glamorous cocktail party to a sandy beach, and we have found the perfect one... The Rosalind from HMH Couture is brilliantly flattering – a plunging neckline, el...

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    Prom dresses for every bank balance

    As much as there is a prom dress to suit every shape, there is one to suit every budget too. A dress doesn't have to cost the earth to make a statement on the night; equally for that one special dress, you can always squeeze a little more out of the account. Who needs to eat anyway!? So if you're skinted or minted, we have some fabulous options for you to choose from... CHEAP AND CHEERFUL: £30- &poun...

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    Prom dresses for every shape

    Prom night will always be one of the biggest events on your social calendar, so it is of the utmost importance that you look your best. However, looking your best does not always mean wearing the hot trend of the moment worn by the likes of Karlie Kloss and co; for a show stopping look you need to dress for your shape while referencing the fads of the hour rather than dressing in cuts that will only look good on...

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    Mid week midi dresses

    This season's most sophisticated going out dresses all have something in common: a midi length. Great news for curvy ladies tired of the pressure to go bare-legged come a night on the town and for tall ladies whose lithe limbs feel a little too 'on show' in a mini dress. The midi dress, when worn correctly, is a flattering going out dress for every size and shape and can be easily updated to take you from secret...

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    Bank holiday style: Easter weekend looks

    Enjoy this Easter bank holiday in style with Team LBD's guide to long weekend dressing. From the perfect day to evening get-up for Friday night right through to family-friendly fashion for Sunday's obligatory roast and relatives filled day, we've got a look for every eventuality... FRIDAY: DAY TO NIGHT DRINKS Get the look: Bourne Nicole Jacket in Nude, £221, Moda in Pelle Keleese Shoe in Black Pa...

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    Race Day looks

    Race season is upon us and much like the Royal Wedding, you will only be admitted when sporting some fierce headwear and a seriously sophisticated frock. While the pretence of the day rests on the idea that everyone will be watching the horses, we know all too well that all eyes will be on the outfits. Even us normal folk will be in hot competition with the glitterati while mingling amongst the trays of champagn...

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    Go the long way: Maxi dresses

    At times when you need a show stopping look — to wow the crowds and indulge all your award winning fantasies — only a maxi dress will do! Long dresses are about the old school glamour of yesteryear as much as the red carpet style of Hollywood today and can be dressed up or down for a night on the town or a casual garden party. Really, this is the most versatile statement piece in your wardrobe, ...

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    How to choose the perfect prom dress

    The prom dress. One of the most important dresses in a young girls life and one of those occasions that will be remembered forever thanks to Dad's armed with cameras and the invention of Facebook. Get your prom style right and forever remember your school years through rose tinted glasses, get it wrong and prepare to be reminded of it well in to your thirties. Thankfully with Team LBD's help you won't be wr...

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    The Colour Purple

    Jenny Joseph once pondered on the idea that 'when I am an old woman I shall wear purple'. Well Jenny, Team LBD are here to say that you don’t have to wait that long as purple is making its mark in 2013! But don’t just take our word for it — Stella McCartney’s collection for Paris Fashion Week showed heavy, block colour PURPLE coats sported by the likes of supermodel Karlie Kloss, while...

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    The rise and rise of the Wiggle Dress

    In our current environmentalist culture the fashion industry could be seen as the most eco-friendly out there. It has been, theoretically, going green since the business began, recycling trends every couple of years — nothing is discarded no matter how horrible (consider the return of the eighties scrunchie in 2013!). And of course some seriously sexy fads get their second chance on the fashion scene ...

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    Lace dresses for 2013

    Team LBD is getting the sense that we may have to update our namesake’s acronym pretty soon with the LBLD (little black lace dress, of course) set to be the dress of the season! With the S/S13 shows of Valentino Haute Couture and Yves Saint Laurent championing this seductive material in varying shades of black, bright and pastel it won't be long before the high street catches up. Here at LittleBlackDres...

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    1 dress, 5 ways: wear your LBD every night this week!

    We have said it time and time again, but we speak from years of experience — there is no better or more versatile friend than a trusty little black dress... Forget your room covered in discarded options while your date waits patiently for another twenty minutes; forget running, panicked and sweaty up and down the high street the day before you head off on holiday — with a versatile going...

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    Wedding guest dresses for every style of wedding

    As the first rays of sun start to break over Britain we can hear the faint ringing of bells in the distance… Yes, wedding season is upon us so dig out your trusty fascinator and watch out for the drunken uncle; it's time to get wedding guest gorgeous! Now, we know the attention will inevitably fall on the bride (some people are just so selfish!) but here at LittleBlackDress.co.uk we’re not in the...

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    Guest post: 1 one-of-a-kind LBD, 3 looks

    Meet Mags Yip. She's a writer, blogger and LBD-lover, so just our kind of girl! This week we asked Mags to style one of our Unique Collection dresses, three different ways and here's how she got on... Hi everyone. I'm Mags from The Smart Girl’s Fashion Guide and I'm a huge fan of LittleBlackDress.co.uk. It’s here that I fell in love with my one-of-a-kind little black dress from the ...

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    I do hair dos by Charles Worthington

    Team LBD loves a good wedding but style-wise it can bring up all kinds of dilemma’s; with so many hair and beauty looks to choose from it can be tricky to hit the right note and nail that perfect day-to-night style. But the creative team at Charles Worthington, the go-to salon for fashionable, beautiful, confidence-boosting hair have come to our rescue with their ultimate guide to wedding guest styles...

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    Stylish mother and daughter duos

    From the classic Yummy Mummy to the classic cougar we've chosen our favourite, and most stylish, mother and daughter duos and the dresses you and your mum need to recreate their A-list looks this Mother's Day. KEEPING IT IN THE FAMILY Matilda and Quinn Nancy Dress in Burgundy, Was £299, Now £179, The Pretty Dress Company Vintage Wiggle Pencil Dress in Black, £95. Thi...

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    Ladies in Red: Valentine's Day dressing

    Some will be counting down the days, others will be steadfastly ignoring its arrival; either way, Valentine’s Day is here! Whatever opinion you have of this loved up occasion, there is no denying that a good red dress is a powerful thing. Flaunting confidence and sex appeal, red is the classic colour that is guaranteed to make a major appearance in fashion at this time of year. At Team LBD we&rs...

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    Red carpet hair with BAFTA stylist, Charles Worthington

    Whilst owning one of the many delectable designer dresses that graced the red carpet at last night's BAFTAs may not be a possibility, thanks to the fantastic stylists at official hair sponsor of the prestigious event, Charles Worthington, working the celeb's sophisticated hair dos is. Read on to find out how to recreate our favourite A-lister's awards show look... WHO Alice Eve HAIR BY Marc Tri...

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    How to perfect big volume curls for Valentine's day

    When it comes to Valentine's Day it's not just the dress us girls have to worry about. What will you do with your hair? Too relaxed and you'll look like you haven't made an effort, too much height and hairspray and you'll feel uncomfortable and overdone. Instead Team LBD recommend luscious look-at-me curls that will compliment your romantic date night look. And who better to talk us through the steps to creating...

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    All the dresses at the Screen Actors Guild Awards

    Last night the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards saw some of the most elegant dressing we've ever seen on the red carpet. From toe-tickling evening gowns with princess-like trains to ruby red dresses to give Jessica Rabbit a run for her money and all of the sharp, short and sparkly black dresses in between, these Hollywood starlets certainly impressed. But which ones made the prestigious Team LBD best ...

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    Valentine's hottest nights out

    Are you holding out for a weekend away to celebrate love's young dream? Looking forward to some just-us-two time over a candlelit dinner? Or counting down the days until the soppiest night of the year is over and it's fun to be single again? However you feel about 14th February, with the help of our experts Team LBD has put together the ultimate guide to help you celebrate Valentine's Day in style. TABLE FOR ...

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    The best awards dresses at the NTAs

    Last night the National Television Awards brought out the best TV presenters, soap stars and athletes and luckily for us, they brought their best red carpet style with them. Some of them even wore dresses available at LittleBlackDress.co.uk! From the toe-tickling evening gowns that made today's front pages to the sexy see-through numbers we'll be talking about for days (ahem, Kimberley Walsh), and all of th...

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    2013 style for less!

    Splashing out in the sales can feel like you're throwing money away on last season's trends, can't it? So the style-savvy fashion editors at LittleBlackDress.co.uk have scoured our fabulous sale for the best pieces to invest in now and wear for the new season. SS13 on a budget, here we come! 1. GRAPHIC PRINTS Buy: Tramp In Diguise Morturio Dress, Was £483, Now £338 From Mary Katr...

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    All the dresses at the Golden Globes

    The 2013 Golden Globes was an event to beholden. Not just because some of the biggest names in film and TV scooped several prestigious awards but because more so than any other awards ceremony the red carpet visitors here really take a chance with their fashion choices. And luckily, it was worth the risk for most. Ruby red dresses featured heavily, whilst the classic black ball gown and white column dress also g...

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    No-diet dresses

    January... detoxes, gyms and terrible diet plans, urgh. We don’t know about you but we've had enough of being told to sacrifice to be slim. If you’re with us then sit back, and surf these super-flattering styles designed to nip and tuck you in at all the right places. This is the easy way to drop a dress size instantly*. *No treadmill required THE SECRET SLIMMER Über-clever labe...

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    Happy birthday Kate!

    Fully-covered and fully-fabulous Kate Middleton showed us how to work the sheer and sexy trend without flashing the flesh in that black lace Temperley dress at the War Horse premiere in London early this year. Copy Kate’s luxe lace look with Z-Mode’s delectable designer piece, the Grace Dress, Was: £520, Now: £390, and you’ll be red-carpet ready too. Team LBD love the see-through...

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    The best LBDs of 2012

    This year we've been overwhelmed by the array of mouth-watering trends that have fluttered from the red runway, on to the high street and straight into our wardrobes. From sheer detailing, pencil and peplum skirts to pastel and coveted oxblood colour palettes this year’s trends have been a dazzling array of feminine styles that haven’t disappointed. And as the little black dress is the classic desi...

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    High-fashion tips for your home this Christmas

    There's nothing quite like heading home to a large mulled wine, that almost-gone tin of Quality Street and of course, a beautifully decorated Christmas tree. So Team LBD asked Wendy Clarkson, creative director of the amazing decorations website ChristmasTimeUK.com (what you can't find on this website isn't worth looking for), to reveal her top trends for decorating your home this Christmas. Here's her high-...

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    Team LBD's top New Year's Eve dresses

    New Year's Eve is officially the biggest party of the year which equals an equally large scale dress hunt. Here's our selection of the top New Year's Eve dresses from LittleBlackDress.co.uk to point you in the right direction on your holiday season dress hunt. Will you go for attention-grabbing glamour, be a festive fashionista, or opt for some season's sequins? Read on and take your pick... Attention-grabbing ...

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    Dressing up ideas for Christmas

    Who doesn't love an excuse to get dressed up? Whether you fancy being Santa’s little helper or all 'wrapped' up this festive season, LittleBlackDress.co.uk is overflowing with dressing up ideas for Christmas and the best Christmas party dresses and accessories to help you do just that. From striking occasion wear to our fabulous range of classic LBDs, we really do have the perfect outfit for every occasion...

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    The perfect 10 party dresses

    Sometimes it can feel like there are just too many trends to keep up with doesn't it? And with Christmas party season fast approaching the last thing you want to worry about is choosing this season's hottest style. So Team LBD have created The Perfect 10 video- a collection of 10 dresses that give a subtle nod to seasonal trends whilst retaining the classic versatility of our favourite little black dress......

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    All the dresses at the Skyfall premiere

    From the stars of Skyfall to the Olympian guests to the D-listers (Katie Price, we're looking at you) there was something for everyone in last nights vast array of red carpet evening dresses. Black and lace were the most popular styles from the fashion elite, whilst drop-hem dresses and voluminous tulle fabrics made a strong appearance too. And if gold bodycon, seventies inspired lilac gowns ...

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    The Best Ever Bond Girl Retrospective

      For fifty years the iconic action film has seen audiences stunned by 007’s desperately near death escapes, entranced by his incredibly heroic stunts, and mesmerised by his femme fatale’s bikini clad body, not to mention their performance in those steamy love scenes. And in honour of those iconic women who are forever bestowed the title of 'Bond girl', we round up the Best Ever Bond Girls comp...

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    What Team LBD wears...to a cocktail party

    Last week we held our first fashion event in Manchester. The Little Black Dress Cocktail Party was a huge success and from the cocktails and canapes to the couture dresses and statement shoes a great evening was had by all, and every one was dressed to kill. And of course, leading the fashion pack were Team LBD.... On the left Editor, Nathalie Gibbins wears: The Style Standard Cleo Dress, £100, Cind...

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    How to look stylish at work

    If you think office dressing means boring, unfashionable and shapeless clothes then think again. There are many ways you can incorporate your own style and femininity into your day-to-day work wardrobe. What you wear also depends on several things such as your company culture and dress code; current trends, the season and your own personal style. But you need to make sure it is appropriate and more im...

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    Get Downton Abbey Style

    It’s not often that a television show makes such an impact on the world that fashion designers base a whole collection around it. But the ITV1 drama Downton Abbey has become so popular with viewers (and us at Littleblackdress.co.uk) that the A/W 12 catwalks were awash with Twenties-style pieces. Sales of Ewardiana-style fashion have hit the roof since the show aired with top sellers including jewellery,...

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    Sparkle this Season

    The festive party season is almost here and Team LBD can’t wait to get our glad rags on and celebrate. When it comes to the Christmas party nothing says glamour like an embellished dress. And if you're a little sequin shy don't worry as this season's embellished trend isn't all about full-on glitter. This Christmas expect subtle shimmery details, understated embellishment and low-key shine. An...

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    How to wear... a leather dress

    The words ‘leather’ and ‘dress’ probably make you think of ageing rock stars and Victoria Beckham in the 90s but leather dresses are one of the hottest trends this Autumn/Winter and Littleblackdress.co.uk has all you need to know on how to wear it with style. Seen all over the A/W12 catwalks from Derek Lam and Alberta Ferretti to leather lovers Versace and Loewe there are an unlimited ...

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    Get runway locks with Toni & Guy

    With London Fashion Week well and truly wrapped up (and the shopping extravaganza that is London Fashion Weekend beginning!) it’s not just the fabulous little black dresses that have caught our eye. For atop each gourgeously clad model sits a meticulously crafted crop of hair; living proof that singular perfection does exist. ‘But how, how was it created?’ you might ask. What is involved in the...

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    LBD Street Style: London Fashion Week

    Team LBD were out and about during London Fashion Week, scouring the crowds of fashion's elite for the most chic and most statement LBD wearers of them all and the best of the bunch have been given pride of place on our very own LFW LBD Street Style wall! Take a look to see which fashionable faces made it to our LFW LBD Street Style wall here....

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    The new season LBD trends from London Fashion Week

    Black is not usually a colour you associate with Spring/Summer fashion but it has proved a popular choice amongst designers at London Fashion Week. Everything from origami-pleat mini dresses, monochrome party dresses and super embellished maxis that scream red carpet have graced the London catwalks this past week. So what have been the stand out black dress trends so far and how can you wear them? Our ...

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    LBD brands at LFW: Jasper Garvida & Kat Maconie shoes

    We couldn't keep it to ourselves any longer: the dress designer all the FROWers and fashion editors have been talking about this week, Jasper Garvida, is coming to Littleblackdress.co.uk! So Team LBD went along to Jasper's show on Saturday to see what's in store for LBD customers next season... The first stand out piece for us was of course this gorgeous little black dress complete with Jasper's signature ...

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    How to wear a peplum

    If you are yet to see or hear about the peplum trend, firstly, where have you been hiding for the past season!? And secondly, fear not! Whether you are a regular peplum patron or consider yourself a little pep-shy, Team LBD are here to guide you through the murky waters of figure-minimising and maximising waist-ruffles whichever fruit you're shaped like and wherever the night takes you...&nbs...

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    Saturday night tress stress solved with Headmasters!

    It's Saturday night: running a comb through your limp locks and piling on the hairspray just won't do, but an intricate fishtail wrapped around your head and expected to stay in place all night isn't going to happen either, especially after a few too many cocktails. But fear not, Headmasters is here with three easy-to-recreate dos that are achievable for all, no matter how many Mai-Tais you've consumed! So ...

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    Evening elegance

    Weddings, Christenings, Birthdays, Proms. There’s forever a special occasion that calls for a special dress. So what better excuse to equip your wardrobe with one. No matter what the occasion, an evening dress will offer an elegant and sophisticated canvas for when you want to look your very best, and here at Team LBD we’re brimming with all sorts of evening dresses that can do just that. How fitting...

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    Payday peplums!

    Do you want to nip yourself in at the waist, find a flat stomach fix and create an instant hourglass figure? Well look no further than The Peplum. And since it's payday, why not look at several!? Peplums are spring's big silhouette story and with the fashion gaze fixed firmly at the waist the wondrous waist ruffle has made a welcome return to the catwalks and wardrobes across the globe. ...

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    Getaway chic

    Whether you're hitting the sunny shores of Marbella this year or holidaying closer to home shopping for your getaway wardrobe is half the fun of booking some much needed time off. So take a look at our sunshine-savvy and seriously stylish looks to make your getaway truly gorgeous... Ibiza rocks! The Style Standard Ibiza Dress by Second Female, Was: £61, Now: £30.50, Zoe and Morgan Roxy Earri...

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    Dress yourself slim!

    For most this unexpected heat wave is a blessing and a chance to show off a toned body (and don some seriously sexy LBDs!) but for those of us who are a little less comfortable flashing the flesh and revealing our less than model-perfect pins it can be hard to show off, however warm it gets. But no matter how seasonally shy you are by paying special attention to the clothes and all-important accessories that ...

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    The Little White Dress triumphs

    Move over LBD, here comes the LWD! Yes, that’s right an alternative to the classic style staple of the exceptionally elegant little black dress is upon us! Here at Team LBD we are firm followers of the LBD as triumphed by the great Coco herself. However, the little white dress has been an unexpected success in celeb land and on the red carpet recently. Anne Hathaway looked angelic in white as she donned...

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    Festival Fashion

    It's summer time which can mean only one thing for music-mad, boho-chic ladies across the country- festival season! So in preparation for your date with a muddy field or private winnebago we've got some easily re-creatable, weather-conscious and fiercely fashionable outfit combos fit for every budget. Pretty in Pastels Rise Fashion Aqua Renee Dress, £55.00, Rok Chix Silver an...

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    Get wedding guest wonderful with The Wedding Fairy

    Once you've checked the weather reports for the big day, studied that all important wedding invitation for styling clues (if you're not sure how, read The Wedding Fairy's top tips here) and discarded all bridal-style, white dresses from your wedding guest look line up you must decide on the dress (and of course accessories) guaranteed to have you topping the guest list come the big day. Luckily, Team L...

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    Graduation Day Outfits

    Graduation is the day you, your parents and your whole family have been looking forward too. Years of hard-work, determination, and of course the occasional night out or two has all come down to this day. Naturally, watching all your friends graduate and receiving your degree certificate is very a memorable and fun way to spend your time, however, the outfit you chose to wear on the day is going to be ...

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    Trend: The Midi Dress

    Another season, another trend and this season designers have become partial to the polished, ladylike look. So make room amongst the minis and maxis for the new length on the block. Ladies, it's all about the midi dress....

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    Top Ten Slimming LBDs

    We all know the little black dress is a figure-flattering outfit option but for those looking to lose those extra few inches here's the most slimming of them all... BODY CONFIDENCE Lipstick Boutique Jodie Dress, £30, Ukulele Pola Dot Bodycon Dress, Was £70, Was £30, Gorgeous Couture Bailey in Black, £172. Whether you're a petite lady or have curves to flaunt the body-con dres...

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    Get wedding guest ready with Kate Fearnley

    New to Team LBD's plethora of wedding day wonderful dresses and ravishing race day get-ups is Kate Fearnley with her vast collection of gorgeous special occasion dresses. Finding the perfect dress to wear to a wedding when you're not the one all dressed in white is a challenge indeed- you can't upstage the bride, but no-one wants to play the shrinking violet either. But with this array of kooky-cool, yet...

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    4 wedding guest looks that wow

    Whether you're jetting off for this season's hottest marital trend, the far-flung wedding, staying closer to home for a country luxe ceremony or holding out for the after-party, Team LBD is on hand with style-savvy tips and fit-for-all-weather pieces to see you through someone else's big day. So that leaves you free to sip champagne, snack on canapes and ogle at the ushers...! ALL ABROAD Be it a quick hop ...

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    I do hair-dos from Headmasters

    Team LBD loves a good wedding but style-wise it can bring up all kinds of dilemma’s-with so many hair and beauty looks to choose from it can be tricky to hit the right note and nail that perfect day-to-night style. But the creative team at Headmasters, the go to salon for fashionable, beautiful, confidence-boosting hair have come to our rescue with their ultimate guide to wedding guest styles... Id...

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    Nicky Hambleton-Jones picks the best LBDs for every shape

    Nicky Hambleton-Jones has years of experience helping all ages, shapes and sizes to get the most out of their wardrobes and is best known for playing style advisor to the nation on the hit TV show, 10 Years Younger. Here, Team LBD gets the low-down from The Makeover Queen herself on the key LBD looks that will get you looking fabulous and body confident this season. What’s your body type? Start b...

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    Steal v spree for the not so sunny weather...!

    The sun may not be shining as much as we'd like for this time of year but that's no reason to banish all summer shades from your party wardrobe. And whether you've got lots of cash to splash or are saving your pennies for a rainy day, Team LBD have got a bright and breezy, weather-appropriate look for one and all... Ladies looking for a summer staple that will see you through (come rain or shine!) for years &...

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    LBD Challenge: One week, one LBD

    The lovely fashion blogger, Christina Stang of www.mimz.femelle.no knows there’s always talk about the little black dress in fashion world, how your wardrobe is not complete without a LBD or how you can wear it for all kinds of occasions. And as an advocate of the LBD (but not the 'safe, just a black dress' kind) she jumped at the chance to take part in an LBD challenge. One LBD, one week, one girl...

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    Best of British

      If us Brits are good at one thing, its drinking tea. Oh, and partying! So get your glad rags on and have a good old fashioned tea party in a lovely lacy dress and high class high heels- and don't forget to raise your fine china to the Queen, 60 years is no mean feat! Give the vintage-esque trend a go with Rise Fashion's Alexia Dress, £45, with its lace look and midi le...

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    Maarten Van Der Horst for Topshop

    Topshop have launched yet another inspired collaboration, this time with Dutch designer Maarten Van Der Horst- and its perfect for this week's heat wave! With his MA collection being one of the most raved (and tweeted!) about in recent years, Maarten made his anticipated debut on the Fashion East catwalk during London Fashion Week S/S12. We can't get enough of these bold tropical and oriental floral prints, seen...

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    Cannes 2012

    From floor-sweeping fishtail frocks to short and skimpy statement-makers (Jessica Chastain was the victor of this mini micro-trend) trailing the red carpet at Cannes Film Festival 2012 Team LBD are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing the evening ensemble of the night let alone the best black dress. So here's a few of our top picks... Eva Longoria in Alberta...

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    What's your prom look?

    Every girl wants to feel a million dollars at their prom, and here at Team LBD we have the perfect outfit for doing just that. From the sleek silhouette through to the sumptuous Swarovski crystals this look is one to rival the A-listers. The Gorgeous Couture Gilly Dress, £199, features ruching detailing which will flatter any figure and teaming the simple design of the dress with the Bo...

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    One LBD, three ways to wear it!

        We love how versatile the Gorgeous Couture ‘Kate’ Dress, £94, is! Demure enough for work but also glamorous and sexy enough for a night out with the girls or a date, this catwalk-inspired beauty more than earns its price tag. Work wonderful A long-sleeve...

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    Prom style trends

    It's May and that can mean only one thing for young women across the country: prom season. So Team LBD asked Stacy Hinojosa, Editorial Director of Teen.com, a fast-paced, fashion-forward, celebrity-inspired website for teens, to let us in on the key prom trends for prom princesses this year... The trend: It's all about red, red and more red! More is definitely more with this trend. Wear crimson c...

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    Beanie Major reveals her top 2012 jewellery trends

    Jewellery designer, judge for Swarovski's 2012 Central St Martin's competition and lover of all things shiny, Beanie Major is the founder and editor of Team LBD's new favourite jewellery blog, InDetail. Beanie is a girl after our own heart and has 'always been obsessed with jewellery'. She told Team LBD: 'The clothes I wear are very understated, normally black (what's not to love!) and more about simplicity and ...

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    Steal v spree: Topshop v Mary Katrantzou

    It might be cold and rainy outside but here at Team LBD we’re embracing bold floral prints to cheer ourselves up and inject some catwalk-inspired bright colour into our spring wardbrobes. If you’re looking to be the centre of attention whatever the weather look no further than Mary Katrantzou’s signature floral prints. Katrantzou’s daring and original designs have quickly made he...

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    £50 off dresses at Karen Millen

    From weddings to wild nights out and everything in between find your perfect, season-savvy dress for any occasion this summer with high end high street favourite Karen Millen and save £50 on the listed price! LACE: Indulge your ladylike side this season with the timeless glamour of a lace dress....

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    Kate Middleton's style

    Here at Team LBD we love the royal family as much as we love black dresses of the little variety (almost!) and Kate Middleton's evening dress glamour and laid-back chic, high street loving style has a lot to do with this love. So in honour of the one year anniversary of Kate and Wills' wedding we take a look back at our favourite Duchess' rise to the fashion elite which we'd like to credit to her love of British...

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    Dresses For Your Body Shape

      Black is a godsend when it comes to trimming off those unwanted inches and creating a super-svelte figure, it’s a universal style rule followed by millions of women the world over. But what you wear is key too. Whether you’re curvy like Adele, straight-up-and-down a la Alexa Chung, or hourglass shaped like Kate Upton, making the most of your body shape is easy with some simple style rules. Te...

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    The new It bag

    This season it won't be Louboutin's iconic red-soled heels that fashion world will be lusting over. Instead it'll be the all-new Artemis bag with its ornately embellished shoulder strap making your handbag just as much a part of your outfit as your dress. Team LBD love the over-the-top fringed leather tassel piece in gold, £750 and the Artemis glossed-python shoulder bag, £1045 (yep, that's it...

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    One LBD, three ways to wear it, whatever the weather!

    Dress for the weather, whatever it might be with Team LBD's one dress, three ways... We love Rise's black bejewelled maxi dress which is a great piece for all shapes and sizes as it skims over any problem areas and elongates the figure and is great whatever the occasion (or as us Brits must concern ourselves with, whatever the weather). And it's just £50! Bright and breezy Get ready for th...

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    Dress to impress in our wedding guest looks

    If you've been invited to a wedding this year but don't know quite what to wear when those church bells ring, fear not! Whether you're the mother of the bride, the bride's best friend or you're just attending the evening party, help is at hand with our quick guide to wedding outfits. After all, it'd be rude not to look your best for the happy couple's special day... This blue floral ha...

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    Club Tropicana

    From McCartney to Mary (Katrantzou, of course) the Spring 2012 catwalks were teeming with tantalising tropical prints just begging to be worn with boho beach hair and holiday heels. And with all this glorious sunshine Team LBD were determined to work the ways of these hot young designers in to our wardrobes....

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    Maximise your maxi dress with Team LBD this summer!

    Here at Team LBD we’re all decked out in our maxi dresses ready for the sun… and so should you be! Whether you're basking in the daytime sun or venturing to a bar of an evening, we've compiled a few great ideas to create the perfect outfit for you. And with our Sunshine Sale (40% off for 48 hours!), you can make some fantastic savings by buying these lovely looks for less now! This black silk...

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    From twin-sets to mini skirts: Mad Men Season 5 steps into the Sixties

    It feels like Mad Men has been away from our screens for forever now (a year is a long time when you're waiting for Don!) but surely not enough time has passed for Peggy and the girls to have broken through the confines of the fraught Fifties (and not to mention those twin-sets) into Brigitte Bardot-style sexy Sixties attire? But time stops for no-one and the sumptuous swinging style of 1966 is&nb...

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    Look ravishing for race day

    Ladies day at the races is a much anticipated event. Of course there's the horses, the sportsmen and the chance to win big but what us girls are really interested in is the dresses... Whether it's some over-tanned, under-dressed Z-lister pushing the boundaries of race day etiquette or the gorgeous hat and dress combos donned by the chicest of race-goers, race-day wardrobe is something of a fascination for...

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    As Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 1 is released we look back at Kristen Stewart's top LBD moments...

    Kristen Stewart is a woman after our own hearts here at Team LBD. Not only is she dating heartthrob Robert Pattinson (swoon!), but she’s wowed us with her amazing collection of little black dresses since she became a star. So, in celebration of the recent release of Breaking Dawn Part 1 on DVD we decided to take a look at the 21 year old Twilight actress’ many LBDs and pick out our favourites...

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    Valentine looks to make him go Ooo!

    You may be breathing a sigh of relief that your Valentine's Day Dresses are sorted (if they're not, worry not, we've got a chic retreat for two at London's stylish Bingham hotel to give away), but what are you going to wear? Whether you're a singleton on the lookout for some fun, or have been in a relationship for years, we've pulled together some gorgeous LBD outfits, to make you look and feel irresistible this...

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    Space age style and little black layering on Planet Chanel

    Miranda Kerr put the super in supermodel as she took on Karl Lagerfeld's Krypton Crystal inspired look for his Planet Chanel show this week. Sporting severe slicked back hair and crystal encrusted eyebrows, the supermodel certainly looked like she’d moved on from modelling for Victoria’s Secret into the high end realms of statement fashion a la Chanel. Either that or she's discovered life on anoth...

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    Back to Black: Milan Fashion Week A/W '12

    LBD lovers delight..... We haven't forgotten about Milan Fashion Week which just over a week ago took the LBD world by storm. Here we look back at the best in little black trends to come out of one of the most fashionable cities in the world. Fabulously fickle fashion is ditching summer’s pale hues and sugary tones for a new season of trends; this time collections stepped away from the light and oozed wit...

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    The Little Black Dress at Paris Fashion Week

    Here at Team LBD, we're always on the lookout for great news and trends so that we can report back to you with the most delectable designs and the best little black dresses of the moment. And where better to see the latest in chic and sophisticated fashion statements than at Paris Fashion Week? The Autumn/Winter 2012 collections saw an abundance of flirty, feminine variations of the classic little bla...

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    The peplum dress is back and it's ready to party!

    The peplum dress has been flirting with the world of fashion forever... and when we say forever, we mean just that. The tantalising trend stretches all the way back to Ancient Greece, when women would use a single sheet of square cloth to create a ‘Peplos’ tied with a single section of rope, creating the effect of a smaller waist- the shape wear of yesteryear! Later in the 40...

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    The New ‘It Bag’: Duffle

    The new ‘It bag’ for this season is... The Duffle Bag. Or as many high street brands have re-branded it, The Bucket Bag. Yes. It’s back. And before those painful childhood memories come flooding back, don't panic - no longer will it be used for your mud-caked P.E kit. The duffle bag has been refurbished and is now being sported with as much ease as a tote or clutch by the queens of th...

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    The new 'It' shoe

    Seen at all the best Spring/Summer 2012 shows from Louis Vuitton and Preen to Pringle check out the one footwear fetish you can't do without this season.... The Mad Men-esque metallic toe stiletto that has been gracing the feet of many a fashionista recently features a demure mid heel which makes it the perfect boardroom to bar shoe or great news for long nights on the town. The pointed toe makes for t...

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    Trend: Africana

    From Michael Kors to Missoni and back to Cavalli Africa was a huge cite of inspiration at this year's Spring/Summer shows. All the top designers put their best paw forward with striking animal prints, tribal patterns and utilitarian styling updated by chunky bangles, ornate gold jewellery and flashes of fluro. Think nearly see-through dresses with zebra stripes and leopard spots teamed with wooden beads and fea...

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    Spring/Summer Trend: Flamenco

    Darling florals and pretty pastels are the perfect Spring/Summer pairing, but if sugary shades and daisy prints are leaving you feeling a little uninspired then we’ve spotted the perfect trend for you to channel a bit more drama this season. In amongst the wash of crisp whites and delicate lace dresses of London Fashion Week, came a refreshing new fashion trend; Flamenco. Femininity is the mood of the s...

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    LFW: Topshop Unique A/W 12

    After their dabble in Cleopatra glamour this Spring/Summer, Unique by Topshop has decided to toughen up for this new fashion season with a nod to military uniforms. Androgyny is back for Autumn/Winter, but it’s the striking balance between structure and slouch that really makes this collection stand out... Flying the British flag at London Fashion Week, Topshop have done what they do best and have once aga...

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    The Saturday's Mollie is FROW fabulous in French Connection

    This week The Saturdays style sensation Mollie King showed the fashion front row how it's done for London Fashion Week in some hot off the high street ensembles. Mollie who is renowned for her casual-chic style was dressed to impress at various runway shows across LFW and the girl after our own hearts made Team LBD marvel by wearing high street chic brand French Connection for two fashionable days in a row. On ...

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    Spotted: LBD's at David Koma Autumn/Winter 12

    Creative and artistic, we present you with a man who really knows how to dress a woman; a contemporary master of the little black dress the name soon to be on everyone’s lips is London-based fashion designer, David Koma. This Central Saint Martin’s graduate is without a doubt one of London’s most exciting emerging talents in the world of fashion, having already created a signature style of str...

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    Show Report: Mulberry A/W 12

    With so much excitement surrounding the label at the moment, Mulberry’s creative director Emma Hill is certainly fashions latest fancy. The Brit label's Autumn/Winter show at London Fashion Week was one of the most anticipated of the season and so the inspiration for this year’s collection came as a bit of a surprise. In order to be a Mulberry girl this winter, it’s time to wrap up in over...

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    Orla Kiely reveals Autumn/Winter 12 collection in a jazz bar...

    The Portico Room at Somerset House was transformed into a crowded low-lit 1940s jazz bar by Orla Kiely for the debut of her AW/12 collection last week. Waiters served  fabulous cupcakes and champagne was in full flow around the candle-lit tables, as dainty models waltzed under an over-sized golden glitter ball to the jazz band to showcase Orla Kiely's latest pieces. The male models were dressed...

    Categories: LBD news , Trends & style

    Street Style: London Fashion Week

    Unless you've been sleeping under a rock or avoiding news stands worldwide for the past week you will know that it's London Fashion Week. And we are very excited! The fash pack are out in full force and the LBD looks to lust after are a plenty. Team LBD have been ready and waiting for all those little black lovelies to shasay past Somerset house this week and here's the very best selection for you to ...

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    There's Something About Mary...

    Mary Katrantzou is the name on every fashionista’s lips; the brightest emerging talent on the scene at the moment, her collections prove that the long-lasting love affair between art and fashion is stronger than ever. Here at Team LBD, the iconic little black dress will always be our wardrobe staple and turn-to piece, but the fashion savvy ones of you out there will know that this Spring/Summer it’s...

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    Show report: Marc Jacobs A/W12

    We may have only just started buying mini dresses and strappy shoes for the three days of Summer we'll be enjoying later this year, but fashion waits for no-one! So we've got some gorgeous pieces from Marc Jacobs' New York Fashion Week show to get you on-trend early for Autumn/Winter 2012. Pirate hats with plentiful plumage, brassy buckled shoes, ankle socks drenched in glitter, lampshade silhouettes and a...

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    Charles Worthington's top hair trends for Valentine's Day

    We asked our favourite hair gurus at Charles Worthington to reveal their essential dos for Valentine's Day. Stylist-to-the-stars and creative manager Marc Trinder recommends three looks he created with Charles Worthington for the Erdem S/S12 catwalk. From girly and pretty to downright dreamy, these gorgeous styles will have you ahead of the trends and make you irresistible to the opposite sex, we promise... HAL...

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    Designer spotlight: Silence Beyond Syllables

    Silence Beyond Syllables was one of LBD Boutique's first brands and specialises in contemporary, graphic print silk dresses. The label was set up in 2010 by Para Manko, who has worked with Henry Holland and Jonathan Saunders. Dressed up for evening or down for day, the dresses and pretty skirt in LBD Boutique's Silence Beyond Syllables collection add a unique and modern twist to classic cuts using hand-dyed and...

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    Update your LBD look for Valentine's Day

    If you're still looking for something to wear next week (yes, Valentine's Day is next week!) then cast your eye over Team LBD's sumptuous selection of LBDs and accessories to get you through your love-in, here. If you're looking to make an entrance with your LBD choice we can't recommend this Pop Art inspired Moschino Vintage piece, £520 enough. The sweetheart neckline and heart applique is perfect for Val...

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    Step into Spring with Team LBD's must-have mini dresses that you can wear now (tights welcome!)

    Is it just us or are there an awful lot of mini dresses in the shops at the moment? And have you noticed how the black mini dress devotees are out in full force on the red carpet too? Do people not realise it's still sub zero temperatures in Britain!? Well, if you can't beat them join them. Just with some style-savvy, winter warmers like thick black tights and tight tailored tuxedo jackets added to the little b...

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    Trend: Cats

    You read it right. Our feline friends are going to be clawing their way into our wardrobes in a big way for Spring/Summer 12 emblazoned on everything from cute collared little black dresses, to our bags to our shoes. Thanks to Victoria Beckham's (almost sold-out!) youthful new cat-centric collection, and feline footwear extraordinaire Charlotte Olympia, creator of the cat face slippers, this year is set to ...

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    Giles Deacon dresses Miss Piggy for The Muppets premiere

    Yesterday we brought you the best little black dresses hot off the red carpet at the National Television Awards. Today, Team LBD bring you our favourite designer-celebrity collaboration to date. Behold, Miss Piggy in Giles Deacon for The Muppets premiere in London last night! Miss Piggy is well know for her glamorous dress sense and deep love of all things designer -with various high-end collaborations...

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    Rock on with the best of LBD Boutique's jewellery and accessories

    LBD Boutique isn't all about LBDs – we've also brought you our favourite independent jewellery and accessories brands to make your LBD as unique as you are. ROK CHIX Make your LBD your own with this great collection of sterling silver jewellery by cool British brand and celebrity favourite, Rok Chix. Fans of this rock star inspired range include Kelly Osborne, Peaches Geldof, Fergie and the ever-stylish...

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    Get ready to party in LBD Boutique's new Quontum dresses!

    One of the first brands to grace the gorgeous new LBD Boutique, Quontum is sure to be making an appearance in your wardrobe in the coming weeks. The fabulous body-con LBDs have a secret ingredient – they're made from a specially made stretch fabric, which nips and tucks you in all the right places, for a svelte and sexy silhouette. There's a dress for every occasion, so where will you wear yours...? ...

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    Charles Worthington reveals his top tips for Christmas party tresses

    We caught up with stylist-to-the-stars Charles Worthington to find out which hair-dos will be making waves this party season. THE TEXTURED HIVE 'This gutsy, strong and unapologetic beehive is a favourite of Cheryl Cole,' says Charles. 'It's all about height – the bigger the better! Backcombed roots that have been root-crimped will give double the volume to ensure the beehive stays up all night.  ...

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    Fab 1920s

    For a slice of retro flapper girl fashion look no further than the brilliant Boardwalk Empire, in its second series and showing on Sky this month. From flamboyant feathers to extravagant embellishment, the hit TV show has all a vintage flair fashionista could ask for. Boardwalk Empire is set in the 1920s; the Great War has ended, Wall Street is about to boom and alcohol has been banned across...

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    Pan Am is heads above the rest in pencil skirt perfection

    It's been labelled the mile-high Mad Men, so we've no doubt that BBC2's new series Pan Am is set to become our new TV fashion crush. Get ready, girls, for the inevitable obsession with Jackie O bobs, pencil skirts and retro-style dresses about to wing their way into our wardrobes now that Pan Am has hit our screens this week. Set in the sky above 1960s New York; Pan Am follows the lives of a group of Pan A...

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    The hot new LBD alternative: French Connection's sequin playsuit...

    We know it's not a LBD but we think this black sequin playsuit is the perfect party alternative to our classic favourite this season. The gorgeous, sparkly piece is from French Connection and features all-over sequins, an on-trend cowl neck and cute front pockets. Team with a cropped tuxedo style jacket and sky-high stilettos for a sparkling night out on the town. Check out our French Connection selection...

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    Hal Rubenstein's fashionable new book: 100 Unforgettable Dresses

    Remember the black Versace safety pin dress that propelled Elizabeth Hurley from unknown to unforgettable? Recall Audrey Hepburn's Oscar-winning Givenchy black cocktail dress that graced our television screens in Sabrina; an epitome of timelessness? How about Julia Robert's ravishing red ball gown in Pretty Woman? And let's especially not forget Coco Chanel's creation of the first ever quintessential little bla...

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    Spell it out with a Markus Lupfer sequin brooch

    Got something to say? Spell it out in sequins with Markus Lupfer's new sparkly alphabet brooches. These little gems are great for customising clutches, updating a blazer and making your LBD your own this Christmas. There's a range of colours to choose from; we love silver and gold for some Christmas sparkle, or hot pink and vivid yellow for a preppy-party vibe. Buy your Markus Lupfer initial brooches...

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    Black magic

    There's never been a better time to embrace your dark side than this Halloween. The Autumn catwalks were awash with vampish visions and gothic glamour with models swathed in decadent fabrics of velvet, silk, leather and lace. Lanvin (above left) drew inspiration from the Witches of Salem with billowing black capes, sultry shift dresses and wide-brimmed hats, creating a sombre – and somewhat sinister &ndas...

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    Seeing stars

    Team LBD is all starry eyed over the latest drop of divine star dresses and gorgeous galaxy-inspired prints. Dolce & Gabbana are undoubtedly the pioneers of the burgeoning star print trend, with star-flecked maxi dresses in inky shades and matching star charm handbags dominating their Autumn/Winter 2011 catwalk show. If original means optimum to you, then head straight to Dolce & Gabbana for t...

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    Trend alert! Polka dots

      Since top fashion creatives like Lanvin and Yves Saint Laurent took to the catwalks with their dotty designs at LFW the polka-dot trend has been inescapable both high-end and high street. Stella McCartney kicked it off with her wearable multi-fabric dotty dresses as the focal point of her Autumn/Winter 2011 collection where we saw textured circles appliquéd onto sheer satins across a monochrome...

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    Luxe leather dresses

    From leather jackets and leather bags to the new on-trend leather sleeves and leather skirts, leather is taking the fashion world by storm thanks to designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Gucci. Leather dresses can be dressed up or down. For fashionable workwear, rock a leather panel dress, which oozes subtle sophistication and team with low-key kitten heels and huge leather handbag. For a night out, try lea...

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    Make it a maxi dress

    From beach dresses to ball gowns, the maxi dress is an elegant and classy choice for every occasion. These long dresses are figure-flattering and much coveted by designers and celebrities alike and will see you through the ever changing British weather. At London Fashion Week, Kate Middleton's much-loved label Issa ruled with bright flowing maxi dresses and Matthew Williamson and D&G offered plenty to this ...

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    Short and sweet: mini dresses

    The mini dress has been a Saturday night staple for as long as there have been Saturday nights. The go-to dress for every party season too, the mini dress has a long fashion history and has become timeless, instantly injecting fun and femininity to every era's wardrobes. Mary Quant is credited with bringing the mini dress to the masses in the Sixties, a time of social and sexual change for British women who no ...

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    Pretty in panel dresses

    Panelled dresses are one of this season's hottest trends, spotted on numerous A-listers, and an absolute favourite of Team LBD. Not only do the cleverly positioned prints, sections and inserts, in different colours and fabrics such as lace and leather, instantly give a feel of luxury designer style, but these panel dresses are incredibly flattering too. Their structured shape and cleverly sectioned prints and i...

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    Amazing lace dresses

    Lace is a timeless fabric that has been used by fashion designers like Stella McCartney and Vivienne Westwood time and time again in their own collections and more recently this London Fashion Week Dolce & Gabbana also showed off their black lace pieces on model-of-the-moment Poppy Delevigne at their Spring/Summer 2012 show during Milan Fashion Week. Lace dresses are a firm favourite for Autumn/Winter 2011 ...

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    Romatic ruffle dresses

    Romantic ruffles are huge right now, in all different sizes and shapes. Choose from small ones or over-size ruffles that are textured, colourful, on hemlines or on necklines, by designers or high-street brands. Whichever way you want to wear them, ruffle dresses are a fantastic way to make you feel flirty and feminine. Designers at London Fashion Week gave traditional ruffle dresses a modern twist, with classic...

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    LBD FLASH: Chanel wows at Paris Fashion Week

      Coco Chanel may be responsible for pioneering the classic little black dress in the 1920s, but at this morning's Spring/ Sumer 2012 Chanel show, the iconic dress came into its own for the 21st century. The extravagant Paris show followed an underwater-themed backdrop, complete with performances from Lily Allen on a raised haystack and Florence Welch in a giant clam! Chiffon dresses in all the colours of...

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    Panelled Dresses

    On-trend? Tick. Figure flattering? Tick. Worn by anyone who's anybody? Tick, tick, tick. Listen up LBD lovers, if you invest in just one more dress before the end of the year, make sure it's a panelled one. Not only are these bold, beautifully designed garments incredibly striking, they also cover a multitude of sins. Want to emulate the sculpted silhouettes that have been sashaying down the most recent runways?...

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    One of the Boys

    Autumn/Winter 2011 has been well and truly seduced by androgyny with traditional masculine tailoring providing the inspiration behind this season's collections from a number of design houses including Stella McCartney, Nicole Farhi, Michael Kors and Balmain to name just a few. Sharp lines, boxy shoulders and clean lapels have been acquired from classic menswear creations to materialise the powerful yet alluring...

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    Exclusive interview with London Fashion Week's Marion Jones

    Reporting straight from the fashion front line, The Daily is the voice of London Fashion Week. This most glamorous of newspapers is produced live each season at Somerset House, the home of London Fashion Week. It's packed with exclusive news, trends, designer interviews and people-watching features by a plethora of the UK's top fashion writers. Team LBD caught up with deputy editor Marion Jones to chat designers...

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    Bodyamr

    The man who orchestrates this acclaimed label and inspiration behind their memorable name; Amr Ali describes his design signature as 'sleek, sexy, modern classics' which feature 'bold, strong, solid colours'. The garments belonging to a Bodyamr collection will remain forever, in every woman's wardrobe, as a reliable style staple; everything that a little black dress should be, a timeless classic than can be resu...

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    Mark Fast

    Canadian designer, Mark Fast has established his label as primarily knitwear and boy, does he do it well.  When thinking of knitwear you automatically conjure images of slouchy cardigans and winding scarfs; cover-up items for hiding from icy winds. Mark Fast invigorates this idea, translating chunky knits into slinky little black dresses, which are absolutely ideal for staying warm whilst looking fantastica...

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    Felder Felder

    Homepage illustration courtesy of Bunny Bissoux FELDER FELDER: the brainchild of German, Central St. Martins graduates and prolific womenswear designers, Annette and Daniela Felder and a label which has evolved from cobbled press articles to a high flying, London based design house, adored by it's ever populating, cult following. Felder Felder has been embraced by keen fashionistas and a harem of prolific...

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    The Midi Dress

    Well, the Autumn is well and truly within our sights and since this time last year, hemlines have been fluctuating up and down, from microscopic minis that would get Grandma 'tut tut'-ing, to toe-tickling maxis. Autumn/Winter 2011 is somewhere in between and a little more weather appropriate with the revival of the mid-length dress, fresh from the forties and fifties. This season is all about femininity and gra...

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    Very Little Black Dress

    We applauded Victoria Beckham for her stunning maternity outfit, she wore just days before giving birth to her beautiful baby girl, Harper, but never stopped to consider, until now, the teeny tiny trendsetter she would be spawning. Yummy mummies and fully-grown fashionistas often get all the shining glory when it comes to style - well, they may soon have to be sharing the spotlight as the 'mini modas' are hot o...

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    Fetish Fashion

    This season, fashion is tying us down and beating us into submission with a textile manifestation of all things sex, fetish and discipline. Sex in fashion has existed since the Victorian period when the figure sculpting undergarments were additional armoury for the the woman of this time. Every succeeding fashion era since, the levels eroticism have crept up and A/W 2011 does not disappoint and promise...

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    Little Black Wedding

    Fresh bride Zara Phillips played to tradition this weekend, keeping it classic in a virginal white wedding dress as she became Mrs. Mike Tindall after a peck on the lips and a great deal of gushing. However, you would be surprised at the volume of jittery nearly-weds who are opting for something a bit more midnight majestic. Team LBD loves all things outlandish, black wedding dresses are no exception and with t...

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    Back To Black: A LBD retrospective

    The origins of the little black dress are accredited to the classic designs of the great Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel. Chanel's mantra was to design and produce a range of black dresses that were intended to be wearable, versatile and available to the mass market due to the neutral nature of the colour palette. The Chanel philosophy lives on today as the archetypal model for aspiring little black dress designers to ...

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    Patrizia Pepe

    Patrizia Pepe was born in 1933 from an ingenious collaboration between two Italian designers: Patrizia Bambi and Claudio Orrea who are also, incidentally, husband and wife. The romantic and business marriage combine harmoniously to create a fantastic design team; generating enviable success and popularity, that has secured its longevity. The range of Patrizia Pepe clothing grows with the rapid increase in accla...

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    Joe Komodo & K T Brown

    Hippy-chic has gone Haute couture this season, with ethical fashion taking over the runways; and it's no surprise, given the growing interest in the trend amongst both designers and consumers. Inspirational design team, K T Brown blend contemporary, international textile directions with traditional Sri Lankan designs to inject a boutique atmosphere into the Southern Asian fashion industry. K T Brown shy away fr...

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    Art Nouveau in Fashion

    From the French for 'new', Nouveau was the perfect way to attribute this refreshing new movement on the artistic scene in the 1900s.  It was the first movement that refrained from referring back to history and create a completely unprecedented style of art. Art Nouveau took the world by storm and featured strongly in a vast majority of creative arenas including interior design, painting, architecture, potte...

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    FENG HO:

    Following a strict ethical policy lead to eco-conscious designer, Feng Ho, becoming a respected, listed member of the Ethical Fashion Forum and go on to win their Innovation Award last year.  She is also in the process of being involved in a project with fair trade India. Feng Ho follows a work ethic that employs timeless designs; combating disposable fads, eco textiles such as hemp, bamboo and organic cot...

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    Sex in Fashion

    Although sex in fashion is a hot topic at the bustling epicentre of the industry at the minute, we cannot afford to disregard its origins that lie in the intricate corsetry and voluminous bustles of the Victorian era. Woman of this period wore rib-breaking Basques that posed genuine health risks and cage-like constructions tucked under layered skirts, all to accentuate and flaunt their feminine form.  Mot...

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    Black Widow

    It's 1931 in deepest darkest Romania and house-bound wife of rich local businessman Vera Renczi is a bag of bones in a dank corner of their rancid wine cellar, riddled with paranoia, her mind pregnant with fictitious situations concerning the whereabouts of her comfortably oblivious husband. "Which tainted wench is he fondling today? Whose crimson lips are leaving bloody traces on his collar  this time?!...

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    'Eco Fashion'

    Sustainability in fashion is a notion being explored as a fascinating textile direction by designers, brands and customers alike in the industry at the minute. Although it is a concept that is currently very much in vogue and has been for the past few years, it needs to develop longevity and become a way of life rather than another fading fad in order to have any impact on our exhausted planet. The movement towa...

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    'Grunge Black', Nouveau Grunge, Glitter Grunge – Grunge is back!

    When you think of 'grunge' you may think of tangled tresses, roots down to your eyeballs and a generally grimey, 'I was dragged out of a hedge backwards, pushed back in and then dragged out backwards once again' look - but now grunge has grown up. One black leather jacket, multiple fishnet tights (ripped), oversized slouchy knits and band tees (the bigger, the better), one pair of black biker boots (should...

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    Underwear is the new outerwear!

    Last Thursday evening high-end fashion magazine, Tatler held a pyjama party at Claridges Hotel; one of England's most ritzy establishments located in London's classy West End. Among the guests was Disney Channel sensation turned rebellious pop star Selena Gomez as well asglamour model Kelly Brook accompanied by hunky arm candy; Thom Evans and glamorous Oxford graduate Violet Henderson. With such an unusual dres...

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    Whats happens when tennis meets fashion?

    Yesterday saw Czezh tennis superstar Petra Kvitova defeat Maria Sharapova in the women's finals of Wimbledon 2011. But whilst Kvitova collected her trophy in dazzling Wimbledon whites, we take a look at what happens when tennis meets fashion... First up we have Danish beauty Caroline Wozniacki. The soon to be 21 year old turned pro back in 2005 and since then has taken the tennis world by storm. But it's not ...

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    The Modalu 'Pippa' Bag

    The Modalu Bristol bag, as it was formally named, is the 'it' bag of the moment. Classic styling and simple glamour make this leather beauty the current object of our lust. Achingly gorgeous and adorned with on-trend statement zips, this bag has reached cult status after becoming a favourite of Pippa Middleton. In fact, Pippa loves it so much, she's been spotted out with it in shark grey, tan and black - now ...

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    Little Black Dress Festival Chic

    Festival time is upon us once again! The true essence of any festival is baby wipe baths, drinking out of paper cups and raving to your favourite music. We all know how unpredictable the weather can be, and would never set off for a festival without our wellies, but seeing as the LBD is one piece of clothing that you can get away with wearing anywhere, why not rock it at a festival? Pixie Lott, who is renowned...

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    What to wear to: Prom

    It's that time of year when exams are over and so is school – not just for summer, but for life! Whether you're dressing for a grad ball or a prom, you'll want a look to create great memories and leave a lasting impression. That's why we've created our guide to picking the perfect, little, black, prom dress....

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    What to wear to: The Races

    This week sees the kick off of one of the biggest fashion events of the year... Royal Ascot! What to wear to the races is one of the biggest questions faced by fashionistas each year. So in the latest post on Little Black Dress we give you our top tips on what to wear to Ascot to ensure the only ponies are on the track and not in the crowd......

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    Cannes Film Festival: Fashion Roundup

    The Cannes International Film Festival is a key date in the calendar for fashionistas everywhere to see what Hollywood's elite are choosing to don for the red carpet. But which celebrities rocked the red carpet and which ones should have stayed back in Beverly Hills... Coming in at number three we have Gwen Stefani. Now Ms Stefani is known for her edgy, and sometimes bizarre, dress sense but this time she pla...

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    Little Black Dress

    Coco Chanel - the first ever LBD from 1926 that appeared in American Vogue. It encouraged comparisons to Ford's shiny black car, the must-have of the time. Vogue said the LBD would 'become the sort of uniform for all women of taste'. Karl Lagerfield continues to reinvent a classic on the catwalk decades later....

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    The Perfect Silhouette

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    Elizabeth Taylor

    Audrey Hepburn in her little black dress is about as iconic as fashion on film gets, but my icon money will always be on Elizabeth Taylor lolling around in a white satin slip in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. She brought the heat, the devil to Audrey's angel. Call me an ardent fan, I loved her in everything, even long-forgotten tosh like Secret Ceremony and Night Watch. She was hypnotically watchable, and when the pa...

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    Colour Blocking

    This season designers sent a riot of colour down the catwalks, there was nothing shy and retiring about any of them. Bold, bright and in your face – from sparkling turquoise to watermelon corals and strong lemons to dazzling jade, there's a rainbow shade for everyone. Whilst these colours can be daunting to wear as an all-over hue, they breathe new life into a LBD and will update your look for Spring in a...

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    Christmas with Alesha Dixon

    Alesha Dixon talks Christmas. . .(video) Christmas. Does it mean enjoying festive treats whilst watching cosy movies on the couch? Or wild, lively parties wearing glamorous dresses?. Which is Alesha Dixon? This Christmas we give you an insider look into the Alesha Dixon household. We can almost hear those sleighbells ringing and carollers singing, Team LBD have already got that festive feeling. . . .but s...

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    The icon behind the dress - Kate Middleton

    Selected as one of the ‘Most influential People in the World’ by Time Magazine in 2012 and number one on Vanity Fair’s Best Dressed lists in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Kate Middleton is definitely worthy of the title Style Icon. Her impact on British and American fashion has even been given its own term - the ‘Kate Middleton effect’. The Royal Wedding, back in 2011, created a globa...

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    Team LBD's Christmas party dress style

    The winter season is in full swing and Team LBD have that festive feeling. With Christmas bells and mistletoe filling the air, there’s no better time to start planning your Christmas party, and when it comes to throwing the best Christmas bash, we’ve got it covered. So if you’re struggling to find some festive inspo, Team LBD are giving you a sneak peek into how we like to celebrate at this tim...

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    Four ways to wear your black wedding guest dress

    Wearing black to a wedding may once have been the ultimate taboo, but today wedding guests, bridesmaids and even brides trample over this archaic tradition left right and center. Earlier this year, 90210 actress Shenae Grimes walked down the aisle in a black ‘Josephine’ gown from Vera Wang's Fall 2012 collection, and even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, subverted traditional wedding etiquet...

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    Four ways to wear your black wedding guest dress

    Wearing black to a wedding may once have been the ultimate taboo, but today wedding guests, bridesmaids and even brides trample over this archaic tradition left right and center. Earlier this year, 90210 actress Shenae Grimes walked down the aisle in a black ‘Josephine’ gown from Vera Wang's Fall 2012 collection, and even the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, subverted traditional wedding etiquet...

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    5 Ways to perfect your New Year’s Eve party look

    Looking great generally means you're feeling great, so to make sure you bring the New Year in in true style, follow our tips for a fail-safe guide to perfecting your New Year's Eve party look. Great makeup If there’s anything that cements your style status other than a fabulous dress, it’s floorless make-up. A classic LBD allows you to be more playful with your make-up look, a bold lip, a soft pink...

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    London Fashion Week street style

    From the all-black fashion editor ensemble to the most extravagant Gaga-esque high-fashion outfits the black dress plays a key role in the style elite's London Fashion Week wardrobe. And of course Team LBD were ready and waiting at Somerset House for all those who chose the classic closet-staple this weekend... Click through our LBDs at LFW gallery below....

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    Maternity dresses to make you shine

    When you hear maternity dress, it’s common to think of an array of unfavourable descriptions, such as frumpy, baggy and just totally unflattering, right? Well think again, because the fashion genies at Rock-a-bye Rosie have created a fabulous maternity range aimed towards the stylish, pregnant woman and Team LBD are bringing it directly to you. So all you yummy mummies to-be can be rid of those ‘not ...

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    AW13 lace trend

    Classic, timeless and glamorous are just three ways to describe AW13’s lace trend. Delivered to the catwalks by some of the world’s most prestigious fashion designers, and straight to your doorstep by Team LBD, lace dresses are the hottest contender for this season. If you don’t already own a lace dress, we’re pretty sure you will after reading this. The Red Lace Dress Being the colour o...

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    Shop the Sale by Size

    It’s one of our favourite times of the year: the LBD sale. But there's nothing worse than finding the dress of your dreams, at an even dreamier price, only to discover it's only available in three sizes down or a few too big. So Team LBD have picked some of our best sale buys for each size to take all the hard work out for you. You're welcome! SIZE 6 Left to right: Ukulele Cotton Pearl Dress in Yell...

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    Team LBD's top 10 graduation ceremony styling tips

    Your graduation ceremony is a landmark event you'll remember for the rest of your life, so don't get caught out when it comes to that all important graduation dress. Let's face it, a cap and gown hardly make for the most fashionable of looks, but with a carefully chosen dress to accompany the obligatory graduation ceremony garb you'll be left feeling both stylish and smart! Read on to discover our top 10 g...

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    Team LBD's top 10 graduation ceremony styling tips

    Your graduation ceremony is a landmark event you'll remember for the rest of your life, so don't get caught out when it comes to that all important graduation dress. Let's face it, a cap and gown hardly make for the most fashionable of looks, but with a carefully chosen dress to accompany the obligatory graduation ceremony garb you'll be left feeling both stylish and smart! Read on to discover our top 10 g...

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    Skater dresses: 1 dress, 4 ways

    The flirty, flippy style of this dress lends itself brilliantly to SS13's love of all things ladylike and will help to create a womanly silhouette on every body shape. With the addition of this intricately bejewelled collar from Johnny Loves Rosie, these pink suede kitten heels and classic pearl bracelet this is a great way to mix retro femininity and LBD chic. The little black dress is the ultimate in evening ...

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    Bridesmaid dresses under £150

    If you're in the market for a budget wedding but want your leading ladies to look top dollar as they accompany you up the aisle, we've got a gorgeous range of budget bridesmaid dresses, all under £150 right here... Who says your 'something blue' can't be your best friend in her gorgeous bridesmaid dress!? This long and flowing blue halterneck gown is the ideal shade and style for summer weddings and will ...

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    Flapper fashion: 3 looks you need now

    Think feathers, frills, decadent jewels, over-the-top Art Deco accessories and a whole lot of fabulousness and you're well on your way to achieving the flapper girl look. But before your go OTT on us our style experts are on hand to guide you through this season's Great Gatsby inspired trend with a few modern, more wearable touches... ROARING RA-RA Get the look: Ruby Ray Tiered Frill Dress, £...

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    Prom looks

    WALLFLOWER PRETTY IN PROM ALL THAT GLITTERS... SHORT & SWEET MODERN DAY PRINCESS...

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    Luxe Lace Spring/Summer 2013

    Spring/Summer events are just around the corner, and we thought we would focus in on one of the major and sexiest trends for 2013. The alluring and beautiful Luxe Lace is a definite for this season; whether dressing fresh and feminine for a day date, looking sophisticated at the races, or dressing up for that special Valentines date then this look is the key. Lace headlined this year’s S/S collections, an...

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    Start dressing for 2013 now

    Christmas party season is over, spring seems like a life time away and you may be feeling a little lost for what's hot and what's not in your wardrobe for the seasonal transition. Which is why Team LBD have scoured the couture catwalks, talked to the designers direct and tried and tested a few fashionable ensembles. All to ensure you're kept abreast of the looks you should be buying now and wearing right through...

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    Top looks for the new year...straight from the sale!

    Look hot in next season’s favourite styles without the new season price tag with Team LBD’s guide to styling your sale finds with 2013 in mind… MONOCHROME This season a newspaper colour palette will get you noticed for all the right reasons. Inspired by a minimalistic 60s look a black and white ensemble is just the right amount of refined chic with a big helping of quirky edge. We love this ...

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    Bond Girl Style: Team LBD Favourites

    The Bond girl has become almost as famous as 007 himself, with their unusual names and iconic costumes transforming these leading ladies into superstars overnight. Whether dressed in a bikini, a leather catsuit, flowing maxi dress or daring mini, these women have become the signifiers not only for their Bond films but for their decade too. Here’s Team LBD’s top tips for getting some of our favourite ...

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    Shine On This Party Season in Ruby Ray

    A new brand has landed at Littleblackdress.co.uk and her arrival came amongst a flurry of sequins, feathers and bows. A playful, feminine and glamorous addition to our family, we welcome Ruby Ray. Created by up and coming British designer Juliette Offenbach, the fashion label was rebranded in 2011 and Ruby Ray was born. Juliette has worked in all areas of fashion, from PR to styling and the knowledge she gain...

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    Four cocktail looks for London Cocktail Week

    Whether you're heading from the boardroom to the bar or getting dolled up for a delicious cocktail drinking session one thing is for sure, you need to plan your outfit, right down the accessories to ensure come the night your mind is on one thing and one thing only: 'Where's my sex on the beach?'... Smooth and sophisticated Aftershock Tebila Rosette Maxi Dress, £126, Cinderela B Luxe Neon Mother of Pea...

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    Day 1: Team LBD's LFW highlights

    Who: Antoni & Alison What: Champions of 'zip up and go' style, design duo Antoni & Alison kicked off London Fashion Week 2012 with a selection of seamlessly chic and brightly printed shift styles alongside long and flowing t-shirt style silk dresses. Their beautifully graphic images punctuated with bright child-like scribbles and spray can effects on simple LWDs and LBDs had Team LBD inspired to reach f...

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    Celebrity stylist Karen Williams gives her top holiday tips

    This month we caught up with stylist to the stars, Karen Williams, to find out which trends are best to be getaway gorgeous and which celebs looks we'll be coveting on and off the beach. Take it away Karen... "This year the sunshine has officially been a no-show so we’re talking all things holiday for those lucky ladies jetting off this month for the last glimpses of summer. But whether you’re cruis...

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    Editor's picks

    From the best in British ball gowns to this season's IT prints Team LBD editor, Nathalie Gibbins, shares her top five picks to be full-on fabulous for the months ahead. This week we welcome back the ultimate in evening elegance, the Isis dress by Bernshaw. After selling out last time (and Team LBD being inundated with pleas for it's return!) we thought it only right to offer you the dress of a lifetime, once ...