6 Dazzling Little Black Dresses for the Holidays
Loft Sparkle Split Lace Back Dress
Ideal for transitioning from day-to-night, metallic-flecked, rayon-blend brocade offers unexpected polish under a blazer for work. For evening, simply pair it with opaque tights and sparkly jewelry. Also available in petite and tall sizes.
To buy: $98, loft.com.
Featured December 2013
Zara V-Neck Dress
A chic chameleon of a dress, this hourglass-creating cotton-blend is the perfect backdrop for statement accessories. Try it with bold earrings and an oversize clutch, or a jeweled barrette and metallic heels.
To buy: $60, zara.com.
Taylor Dresses Mixed Media Fit & Flare
When you want full-on glamor, slip into this polyester-blend option with all the features—sequins, an illusion neckline, dramatic flared silhouette—that up the ante. Also available in petite sizes.
To buy: $158, nordstrom.com.
Talbots Floral Lace Dress
Thanks to its understated elegance, this ladylike cotton-blend sheath is equally suitable for cocktails parties and power lunches alike. Details like peekaboo lace sleeves, a nipped-in waist, and a knee-length hem flatter all shapes and sizes. Also available in red and white, as well as petite, plus, and petite plus sizes.
To buy: $199, talbots.com.
Boden Elegant Embellished Shift
Put on the glitz in this cotton-blend pick. The shape may be simple, but the embellishments bring major punch. Beautiful with upswept hair and dangling earrings. Also available in tall sizes.
To buy: $228, bodenusa.com.