The little black dress is as iconic as it is necessary; a timeless article of clothing every girl should have hanging in her closet. The little black dress is what I would like to call a practical wardrobe essential, it can be worn to any occasion and paired with a variety of jewelry, shoes and hairstyles. Simplicity is key in finding the right LBD, this is what makes the dress withstand years of time. Typically a shorter dress that is about knee length, this type of dress is flattering on all body types. If women like Coco Chanel and Audrey Hepburn wore these types of dresses you probably should too.

If you’re in the market for a new LBD might I suggest the following options…

A modern take on the LBD is this one from Rachel Zoe’s new collection at Nordstrom

An elegant and more traditional take on the LBD take a look at this beauty from Oscar de la Renta available at Nordstrom

If you’re looking for a pretty and affordable option, consider this lovely dress by En Crème also available at Nordstrom