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 with that je ne sais quoi, that statement sparkler or slinky show-stopper, then let Team LBD guide the way. We've put together an on-trend selection of birthday dresses to make sure that this year you'll have something more than your God-given birthday suit to wear for your party! Princess for the day

Left to right: Gina Bacconi Ruched Dress in Blue, £250; Lipstick Boutique Poppy Dress in Pink, £60; Kate Fearnly Buttercup Dress in Yellow, £165. If you want your birthday dress to be the icing on the cake this year then these cute cupcake colours on frilly prom dresses and flouncy lace styles are fit for a princess, and any fashion-forward girly girl. Edible candy colours were all over the SS13 catwalk, featuring in high profile shows such as Christopher Kane and Mulberry so these sugar coated slices of dress perfection are a winner in our book. Whether you opt for pastel hues or want to stand out in bright colours you can guarantee you’ll be turning heads wherever you go. Add a cute clutch and some bright shoes for the ultimate birthday style. Another year older, another year wiser…

Left to right: Lagom Lisbon Dress in Black, £105; Forever Unique Abba Dress in Black, £250; Forever Unique Claudia Dress in Black, £440. Okay, so we’re not sure about the wiser part, but if you’re looking for a polished, sophisticated dress to wear on your special day then look no further than the classic black dress. Our favourite LBD is a timeless piece (meaning you can look back on photos in years to come without a shudder of style shame) and will ooze grown-up elegance. A sleek and slender dress style will flatter every shape and size whereas a grown-up glam skater style or full skirt will give petite ladies luscious curves. If it was good enough for Audrey Hepburn then we think it’s good enough for you; wear with stilettos and slick of red lippie and you’re good to go. Un-wrap me!

Left to right: Katie Ewing Leanne Dress in Ivory, £160; Jolaby Waterfall Back Purple Dress, £169; Ruby Ray Feather Effect Dress in Monochrome, £230. Your birthday presents don’t have to be the only things tied up in a ribbon this year! Dazzle on the dance floor with these gorgeous bow dresses that occasion-appropriate as well as cinching you in perfectly making you feel body confident. Diamonds are a girl's best friend...

Left to right: Lipstick Boutique Pearl Dress in Cream, £75; Forever Unique Brooklyn Dress in Nude, £275; Aftershock Tadila Pink Silk Dress, £166. Team LBD are firm believers that if you can’t go all out on your birthday, then when can you? Here at Little Black Dress we love a bit of glitz and glamour and your birthday dress is the perfect opportunity to get your sparkle on! Whether its sequins, gems or jewels, this look is guaranteed to make you stand out at the party. All you need is a little black clutch and a pair of gorgeous heels to complete your look. Shop all birthday dresses here.