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THE PERFECT LITTLE BLACK DRESS YOU DIDN’T KNOW YOU NEEDED

Into everyone’s life, a little rain must come. If you are like me, you love seeing the sun way more than the rain. However, after today’s post, you will be prepared to handle whatever comes your way. I am going to show you the PERFECT little black dress that you didn’t know you needed, but you are going to be so happy that you found it!!!

Plus, this is a bonus; I will also show you a lightweight rain trench that is great for days when rain is in the forecast. This classic trench will keep your spirits from being dampened!

What is a little black dress?

A little black dress is usually a sleeveless or long-sleeved dress. The LBD or little black dress is a simple and classic dress that will stand the test of time. You want to keep this dress solid black, but you can add a pop of color with your shoes or accessories.

Where can I wear a little black dress?

When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with the little black dress. You can dress the LBD up so that it can go to a cocktail party, or you can wear it with a denim jacket and attend a casual party at a friend’s house. Besides dinner with your friends, events such as weddings, holidays, or corporate evenings are the perfect time to wear your LBD, and a cocktail or tea-length style would be the perfect choice.

I did a post back in 2019, and it showed how to take a black dress and wear it in multiple ways. Check that out and see if you have something similar in your closet.

Have I left you in suspense long enough? This Ponte shift dress from Chicos is gorgeous, and it is so flattering. I am a huge fan of pockets and am thrilled that the dress has them. The pockets help to give me more curves since I am built like a ruler. The bateau neckline helps to create curves since it visually makes your shoulders wider. Wider-looking hips and shoulders equal a thinner-looking waist.

I ordered my usual size 1 in this dress, and it is the perfect size for me. The dress is on sale for $50.00 off and is very limited in size. There is a good chance that it will be re-stocked, so if your size is not available, be sure to check the heart option to be alerted when it is available again. I also have the Travelers Classic Dress with 3/4 sleeves and a tad longer length, and it is just as flattering and beautiful. I link that dress below since I know that many of you might not be comfortable with a sleeveless dress.

Travelers Classic Dress

For those who want a sleeveless dress, here is another option that is also in the Travelers collection. I love that collection since the items are made with a wrinkle-resistant fabric that allows you to arrive at your destination looking fresh and put together instead of crumpled.

Travelers Sleeveless Shift Dress with Mesh Trim

On sunny days, these Quay black sunglasses with gold trim are perfect. I didn’t mention in the earlier paragraph where you could wear a black dress, but a funeral is also when we need this type of dress. If I attend a funeral, it doesn’t matter if I knew the person or if they were a stranger; I am going to be crying. Hiding behind these glasses would be wonderful for me.

Now for the rain part. My daughter lives in Alaska, a temperate rain forest, so it is always misting rain. They are used to the rain, and they never carry an umbrella. Instead, they wear items with a hood that they can raise when it starts to rain and then lower once the skies are clear.

Finding a rain trench that looks good with a classic dress is not an easy task. However, this khaki trench is perfect for jeans or a dress. The trench is a classic fit with long sleeves, front pockets, button-front closure, back vent, and it is a weather-resistant fabric with a removable hood. I am wearing a size 1 in the trench also.

To keep the ties from dangling down, I tie them in the back. This also keeps the coat open a bit so that you can see my gorgeous dress or whatever else that I am wearing.

Besides my sunglasses, I also added this long faux-tortoiseshell necklace. I love this necklace, and I think that it is one that I will wear often. It can be doubled and maybe even tripled, although I haven’t tried that yet. This necklace will look great all year round, especially in the fall of the year.

My shoe choices were high heels; one was a neutral and one a pop of color. The neutral pair is a pair that I wear all of the time, and they go with anything. I am wearing my usual size in them, and they fit great. Those who want something shorter in height, these kitten heels look identical but not nearly as tall.

The hot pink heels are a pair that I’ve had for a long time, and they are not available any longer. However, I’ll link to something similar for you.

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  1. Gardeningmama wrote:

    Guess I didn’t move fast enuf – only sizes 000 & 00 now in the dress; I do have a mid-calf LBD (cotton knit on the casual side) so will make do :/

    Posted 4.22.21 Reply
  2. Maxine D wrote:

    So inspired to have an LBD on hand. I haven’t for years, just haven’t needed it. But I can make up some occasions for one 😉

    Posted 4.22.21 Reply
  3. Angelia Wampner wrote:

    I used to have a a LBD, now I may be purchasing a new one. There are so many cute options . Thank you for such a funny and informative blog.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  4. Penny Jo wrote:

    Iove the LBD look. I just feel so weird nowadays with a dress that comes to my knees or just below. Pants have been worn for so long, I need to be retrained.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  5. Diane S. wrote:

    Ooh la la! Love the pink heels with the black dress–it adds pizzazz!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  6. Nancy M. wrote:

    Perfect LBD on you! It’s down to the smallest sizes…oh well! Love it with the pink heels. Also love your past post with all those great ideas of different ways to style an LBD. I clicked on the links uselessly hoping that some of the items might still be there 2 years later.LOL. No such luck!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  7. Chris wrote:

    Such a cute dress! Love it with the pink shoes! It’s unexpected and looks great!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  8. Gayle wrote:

    Love the LBD! I don’t have one and need to get one soon. This would be a great choice. I like both the neutral heels as well as the hot pink for some color. The trench is nice looking and so versatile.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  9. Joy M. wrote:

    Love this dress and the necklace!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  10. Cara MacNinch wrote:

    Great LBD! Love the pink shoes. Thanks for the shopping links. Have a great day!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  11. Terri Davis wrote:

    Love the 2 dresses. They both fit very well and are slimming. Love the fuschia shoes!!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  12. LISA CASTRO wrote:

    Love this LBD with POCKETS!!!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  13. ELIZABETH wrote:

    Great outfit. Love how you paired the dress with the neutral heels as well as the pink ones. I have done the bright heels but have never thought of the neutral/beige.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  14. Fiona wrote:

    Nice LBD, love that it has pockets.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Me too! I love having pockets.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  15. Karen wrote:

    Wow fabulous outfits, you are stunning!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Awww, thanks! I thought the dress and coat were perfect.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  16. Janice C wrote:

    That is the perfect LBD and the pockets are definitely a bonus. Love the pink shoes with it!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love having pockets on a dress!

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  17. Joan wrote:

    Love the dress and pink heels.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks! Me too!

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  18. Lois wrote:

    A great post on the LBD. You look good in black!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I think that everyone needs a LBD in their closet.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  19. anita wrote:

    The dress looks perfect on you but I am not a lover of side pockets. Unless the dress is a perfect fit, the pockets will either stick out, spoiling the silhouette (the dress’s and mine) or add bulk around the hips.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I know what you mean. This dress is perfect for me and the pockets are only noticeable when I sit.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Sharon wrote:

      And when you put anything in the pocket, it adds even more bulk, the outline of the object shows, or if it’s heavy, it pulls the fabric down. I prefer to carry a handbag.

      Posted 4.20.21 Reply
  20. Sandra Vise wrote:

    Great minds run together! So strange you model that dress today & I have been online shopping for a black dress that I really liked! Thanks!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Everyone needs a black dress on hand.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  21. Marlene Bohl wrote:

    I love a black dress with a pop of color.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks. I love that look too.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Melanie wrote:

      Yes for an LBD and yes for a pop of color! Wow! This dress sold out quickly my in my size!

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  22. Judith M wrote:

    Love the pink contrast shoes. Be careful with the water resistant trench in rainy climates (Alaska, British Columbia, UK, etc.). It will probably soak through when you’re outside any length of time.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Yes, I know what you mean. If it is misting rain, you are probably okay. But, if it is a downpour, then you get soaked. In Alaska, their coats cost an arm and a leg. But, if you want to stay dry, you will soon pay the price.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  23. Cheryll wrote:

    Perfect dress for so many events. Love the coat, too.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      I love the trench too. It adds just a tiny bit of warmth and a lot of style.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  24. Tammy Gravis wrote:

    Love the dress and the hot pink shoes!!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Thanks! I love adding a pop of color.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  25. Monica Ercanbrack wrote:

    You look gorgeous in this lbd dress and the price is great.

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      It is a fantastic price. I hate that the sizes are so limited.

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
  26. Carolyn wrote:

    Love the hot pink heels with this dress! Not too hip on the sunglasses costing more than the dress- would not spend that much on that item lol. Good sale price on the dress!!!

    Posted 4.19.21 Reply
    • Tania wrote:

      Carolyn, I don’t think that the sunglasses are that expensive. The dress is just at a crazy good price!

      Posted 4.19.21 Reply
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