Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Very Little Black Dress

The smaller, the sexier, darlings!
Runway images courtesy style.com except where noted.
Alexandre Herchcovitch (at right)
Antonio Berardi
Balmain
Bruno Pieters
Chanel
CNC Costume National, via nymag.com
Collette Dinnigan
Dolce & Gabbana
Dsquared2
Elie Saab
Elise Overland
Emanuel Ungaro, via nymag.com
Erin Fetherston
Fendi
Giambattista Valli
Gucci
Iceberg
Isabel Marant
Jasmine Di Milo
Jenni Kayne
John Richmond, via nymag.com
Julien Macdonald
L’Wren Scott
Martin Grant
Phi
Rebecca Taylor
Roland Mouret
Rue du Mail, via nymag.com
Temperley London
Threeasfour
Tommy Hilfiger
Vena Cava
Versus, via nymag.com




















Baby Rib pocket frock, at americanapparel.net.
Juicy Couture strapless zip back dress; this and next six at shopbop.com.
Helmut Lang Bondage long sleeve dress.
Young Fabulous & Broke one shoulder dress with pearl chains.
Jenni Kayne lamé mini dress.
Erin Fetherston cap sleeve shift.
Kova & T Anjelica Dress.
Jamison convertible zipper dress. Just zip off the sleeves ~ so cool!
Camilla and Marc Peony lace insert dress; this and next at net-a-porter.com.
Alice + Olivia multi-panel strapless dress.
Balmain Pailette mini dress.
Hervé Léger Vivien cutout bandage dress.
Hike up those hemlines, darlings!
xoxox,
CC

91 comments:

Jacqueline said...

I'll always love a little black dress =)

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houseofcarney said...

Love a long sleeved black mini

janettaylor said...

fierce, sex-ay and must have piece! :-)

Love this selection, CC!

X♥X♥

Erika said...

Tommy Hilfiger, Iceberg, and the Balmain Pailette Mini Dress. Yes please. Can you believe I don't have an LBD? Obviously I need to go shopping! :)

katrina said...

great post, i'd wear almost everything here!



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katrina

Diane said...

i do love the dresses by juicy couture, erin fetherston, and alice & olivia.

Jasmine said...

Classic, classic, lovely :) I love the one with the slashed long sleeves..do you know who it's by? Thanks!

Jasmine said...

Ah found it! Sorry, Julien McDonald. His creative director gave my design lecture last week! How coincidental :)

Dani @ Weddings Fresh said...

love them all--you are good, girl
!!!

Jaime said...

Yay for LBDs :) Can never have too many and I can imagine more of these choices in my closet!

Closet Cravings said...

A girl can never have too many little black dresses. Love Balmain. I wouldn't mind added all of these fabulous ones to my closet. =)

www.closetcravings.com

Laura Trevey said...

Okay... I am LOVING your illustrations at the top header!!!

xo Laura

Inspiration in Italy said...

I love this post so much, and I can't pick any favorites because these dresses are all amazing!!! ♥

Make Do Style said...

A girl can never have to many lbds! And boy how I love the Chanel S/S10 one..

stilettolover91 said...

Amazing post!!!! I totally agree that the shorter the better!!! Very little black dresses are the best!!! I cannot pick a favorite from any of these as usual because they are all so great!!! Stunning!!

http://www.hottheels.blogspot.com

[Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* said...

AH THE MINI BLACK DRESS...always in every designer collection and in every wardrobe...

I love it...I have like...3 mini black dresses.

xxx

cupcake♥trash said...

I wan them all!

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

I'm loving these little black dresses! I especially adore that Temperley London one. Very chic!

Style Justice said...

I love how creative designers get with the LBD! great selection! xx

Style Justice said...

I love how creative designers get with the LBD! great selection! xx

kpeach said...

very hot dresses-love them esp. threeasfour. xo

Keith said...

These are amazing. There is nothing quite like a little black dress. They can be so fierce and sexy. Hope you're doing well. Cheers!

Iva said...

OMG!!! AMAZING!! I think I love them ALL ;)

Maria Confer said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous. Black mini dresses are so divine and flirty.

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Susan said...

I wish I had the legs for them :))
sorry for the lack of comments lately, I have been too busy... :(
have a lovely day, dearest Carrie, xoxo

Magdalena said...

Love them! John Richmond's black dress... sigh, so beautiful!

Leah said...

So hot and sexy.

wreckedstellar said...

omg that last dress is GORGEOUS!! xo Mel

x ws x

Taylor Sterling said...

beautiful LBDs!!

issa said...

classic, sexy and versatile. everyone needs.. at least 2.

♥Aubrey said...

Show some legs girlies!!! Bring on the M.I.N.I.

Pop Into My Closet said...

OMG I want them all!
OXOXOX

tiltumaria said...

gorgeous! all of them! one can never have too many black dresses!
xoxox

Joanna said...

You cant go wrong with a LBD!

~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~
http://montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

Joanna said...

You cant go wrong with a LBD!

~ Montreal Fashion Minds ~
http://montrealfashionminds.blogspot.com

Michael St. James said...

I love this look! It's sexy without being vulgar.

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Suusje Q. said...

Love that last Balmain dress!

xxx

Hanako66 said...

I love the mini...I want each and every one of these!

Tights Lover said...

Love these!

Can't decide between the Chanel, the Collette Dinnigan, and the Juicy Couture for my favorite, but I guess you can't go wrong.

Great post, as always, CC. Hope you're having a good day

Tawney--A Chichi Life said...

Love seeing the new takes on the LBD!
-Tawney

meraldia said...

You simply can't go wrong with the LBD!

Siljesfashion said...

I really love the long sleeves like Jamesons, when they are that short. Great for showing of some nice legs!

Elise said...

they are all great !

Aurora said...

grrl these are FAB

HiFashion said...

LBD's are always a classic and you can never go wrong with them. I love the Erin Fetherston one!

The Style Strutter said...

Ooh gets me in the mood for the party season:)!!!

www.thestylestrutter.blogspot.com
xxx

Sandra said...

just adore them!! LTB is girls best friend!! And one that you picked, are just stunning! :)

box-of-style

lorenabr said...

It's a must in every closet ;)!!!

lancelonie said...

TLBD = timeless elegance! :)

Sara said...

the chanel is without a doubt my fave!

missDTM said...

i need a new black little dress!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Little black dresses are so sexy. :) I absolutely adore the Chanel one it is fab!!!! :)

Brigadeiro said...

LOVE the versatility of a LBD! :)
xx

Petra Bellejambes said...

Ma belle Carrie. No comment about the LBD - just wanted to say that I really love your new blog illustrations. They really look very much at peace with the person I imagine you to be. Well done.

OK. I have to say something about the LBD's, I am not made of steel after all...Rue de Mail. Superb.

a bientot..

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Beautiful, beautiful Dolce & Gabbana. :) I'm getting a D&G LBD soon! *is so excited* The one with a lace section down the front a put on my blog a while back, I believe you pictured it too. I just want to find shoes to go with. =D
The Fendi is also rather lovely indeed.

Florrie x

Alexandra said...

NOTINGS BETTER THAN A LITLE BLACK DRESS WITH A LITTLE EXTRA FLAIR OF PERSONALITY! LOVE MOST ALL OF THEM~!

Chessa! said...

holy moley...these are HOT! I'm loving all the options this winter...and with all the tights that you posted yesterday...I'm officially head over heels.

Style Redux 2 said...

Fabulous-especially the Chanel. Still don't get the clogs though.

Sweety P said...

I love all the dresses!

Pixel Wild Child said...

A girl can never have enough little black dresses!!! lovely collection!

Couture Cookie said...

I have way too many of these, but I still can't get enough of them! However, the blue baseball cap and the red jacket is a styling twist I've never seen before...!

fashionable palette said...

As always, an amazing collection of LBDs. I love the Fendi.

Fashion Court said...

i could never own enough LBDs. i actually found a FABULOUS one at ... target tonight. yep!

Christen said...

Very little black dresses, indeed! I would definitely have to wear tights or leggings to feel comfortable in these but they are beautiful nonetheless!

alixrose said...

Ok so I was going to say what dress was my favorite but man all of these are so hot. The little black mini - forever awesome!

Ms Smart said...

H-O-T baby. I must admit my little black dress days are merely history.

FashionJazz said...

Oooh u cant go wrong with the little black dress!! I luv all of these and the shoes are all stunning!!! I want!! I have given you something on my blog, check my latest post : )

J xx

Rachel Follett said...

Everyone needs at least one little black dress! Love your picks!

B a la Moda said...

I love all the versions. I see little black dresses all the time and can you believe I don´t have a proper one?

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Yofany said...

i love little black dress! :D

Girl Japan: April Marie said...

I missed a few of your posts Carrie! It is finally, finally getting fall like around here, but I am so homesick and pining for my home town NYC!

As for your fab post with what entails when we wear a "little black dress" is mere chicness, sexiness and fabulousness... a little black dress is so chic that it is understated.

I guess I love the color black..

michelle_ said...

honestly, i kinda collect LBDs . i have "mini closet" of them . haha . from simple to formal ones for wedding party .. ahha ..
im currently finding the perfect slashed out LBDs and you happen you give perfect ideas for the slashed ones !

Carrie said...

I love love love the very little black dress! I'm currently searching for the perfect one! Love the runways pictures, Carrie.

M said...

I love the LBD!
Xoxo
M

MissNeira said...

Love it! especially the ones with the cut outs, really cool

rossovelvet said...

Amazing choices !
My fave is the Lanvin one !!

Lynn said...

Yes! An item everyone should have! Love them. Great blog you have

Timeless Fashion... said...

That little black dress by Gucci is on my wishlist :)

Frock Around the Clock said...

Love all the unusual takes on the classic LBD! Keeps it fresh and interesting :) x

Pop Champagne said...

I love short dresses! I can never have too many :D

daisychain said...

so chic, these are fab

Anika said...

Ooooh. LBDs. I love them. The more the merrier I say :)

And my faves: the Balmain, the Elie Saab, Emanuel Ungaro, Rue du Mail.

Thank you for sharing. I'm inspired :D

CMA said...

SUCH a classic and knockout piece in everyone's closet
and i love the way you pushed it to a new level, each dress is more perfect than the next
thanks for sharing darling!
and thanks for the sweet comments

-cma
check out my blog @
cosmicaroline.blogspot.com

Tom Tuttle from Tacoma said...

forgot to mention i like your new header.

but some of us aren't built like these women... some of these are serious sh:t. thanks for putting them all here for my inspiration.

Lady Thirty said...

very short dresses, but I love them!

xoxo
lady thirty

joannapple said...

black dress- essential, very little- so sexy :) love them all, although the one with broad shoulder seems to be my favourite now

emma said...

love them all! especially the ones with cutouts

WendyB said...

I guess it's time for me to whip out my too-short vintage Leger again: http://wendybrandes.com/blog/2007/11/dressing-for-all-kings-men/

MizzJ said...

Awesome post CC! Such a classic staple that never gets old. My favourites are the first Balmain for its sheer badassedness, and the Tommy Hilfiger for its sophisticated minimalism.

Maud and Penny said...

I fancy the Dolce & Gabbana one, something so flawless about it :D must be the shape but not only ! Love

Fashionstyle said...

So sexy !!