Regardless of the occasion, you cannot go wrong with a little black dress (LBD). Out of five trends from AX Paris, we’ve selected options that are guaranteed to see you through the next few months of events.
From Audrey Hepburn’s classic shift to Princess Diana’s ruched bodycon mini, the little black dress (LBD) has become much more than just a modern fashion icon – it’s now a wardrobe staple for millions of women around the world.
Whatever event has you slipping into a sartorial crisis, no matter how obscure and tricky the dress code may be, the LBD will never fail you. It’s just one of those fall-back items that will make you feel both chic and comfortable. And with the high street constantly offering up new variations, it’s a classic style savior you’ll never get bored of wearing.
With that in mind, we’re running through a few winning LBDs available online at AX Paris that hit all of this season’s biggest trends. Whether your next party calls for a glamorous maxi dress or elegant midi-length slip, you’re sure to find the perfect option.
5. Floral Embroidered One Shoulder Maxi
Embroidery is a massive look for 2017 and although it works best on 90s denim mom jeans and jackets, it’s also starting to be cleverly incorporated into eveningwear. Take this floor-length, thigh split maxi dress, for example. It’s got just enough pretty pink detailing to nod to the trend, without being too overpowering. All you need are simple shoes and muted makeup to finish it off.
4. Cross Front Midi
This cross front midi dress is the perfect way to show off your killer curves, with the cut-out keyhole at the front designed to draw eyes to your tiny waist. The demure skirt length means you don’t have to worry about looking too sexy. Team with a pair of statement stilettos and volumized hair, and you’ll be a showstopper.
3. Lace Overlay Midi
For a show-stopping fashion moment, you can’t beat the elegant, sophisticated simplicity of this lace overlay midi dress. It’s effortlessly glamorous, with the flattering bodycon fit and delicate lace detail, creating an instant wow factor. Amp up the vintage feeling with pillar box red lipstick and classic court shoes.
2. Crochet Top Maxi
Naked dresses are fast becoming a red-carpet staple for countless celebrities (we’re looking at you, Rihanna and Beyonce), and it’s a daring, edgy way to approach formalwear. For a subtle variation of the look, this crochet top maxi is a winner. By including applique detailing over its sheer panel, you can enjoy your night without worrying about accidentally flashing too much flesh.
1. Wrap Front Dress
Wrap dresses expertly emphasize an hourglass silhouette and has long been the secret weapon of curvy women, but the structured shoulders on this option make it a fashion-forward wink to this season’s power-dressing 80s trend. Corkscrew curls and dramatic smoky eyes will be the perfect finishing touch.
Which of these five strikes your fancy? Leave a comment and let us know.