Yes, the Little Black Dress is a traditional fashion staple of sophistication and simplicity. It's the perfect dress that can easily transition from day to evening with a simple swap of accessories, simultaneously being a comfortable staple of a woman's wardrobe, yet an article that subtly draws attention to the sleek elegance of the physique underneath. It's the Holy Grail of the closet. It's....MAGICAL.
Confession: I don't have an LBD.
I don't really read mommy blogs, but I ran across this entry from "Where in the ME is Mommy?" that articulated some of the do's & don'ts of finding the perfect LBD. It's a great, quick read with fantastic picture examples.
Favorite Guideline: "If a dress creates the sort of drama that might leave you with an STD, it's the wrong LBD."
I personally haven't invested a lot of time in looking for the LBD, but I think I might start keeping my eyes open. I cleaned out my closet (again) this week, and I definitely have some gaps in the "simple, versatile, transitional" categories of clothes. And why wouldn't I want a magical dress?